Dow Jones

Senior Software Engineer

USA-NJ-PRINCETON
Requisition ID
2017-30499
Job Function
IT Development
Business Area
TECHNOLOGY - PROD & ENG
Job Area1
Technology

Job Description

Senior Software Engineer

Position Description

The successful candidate will be a key member of our Professional Information Business (PIB) supporting new and exciting projects that focus on our structured data management, editorial and database management systems. He/she will be part of the engineering team and have a key role in project development, implementation, and deployment.

Position Requirements

A minimum 5 years of experience with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science is required.  The candidate should be fluid in Information and System Architecture.  Other key assets include:

  • Proficient in architectures (from Website to backend systems) with experience in application performance and API development.
  • Knowledge of security and security standards with hands-on experience with AWS security groups and IAM Roles
  • In-depth knowledge of programming languages including C#, Java, Javascript, Node.js.
  • Understanding of Database technologies including Relational, SQL, and NoSQL.
  • Experience designing and creating SQL relational database tables, views, indexes.
  • Hands-on experience writing database SQL code including stored procedures, functions.
  • Experience with both Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Experience with architecting systems in a cloud-based computing environment, preferably Amazon AWS with tools such as Cloud Formation, Terraform, Jenkins, Chef, Artifactory
  • Experience in delivering Systems to an enterprise environment that requires standards for error handling, logging, storage, and networking.
  • In-depth knowledge of communication protocols and understanding of XML, XHTML, DHTML, DOM, JSON and Web Services.
  • Experience with designing load balanced/high performance (low latency) systems.
  • Proven experience in developing with a Software Development Life Cycle, preferably agile.
  • Excellent written and oral Communication Skills.
  • Ability to translate business needs into technical requirements including architecture and design specifications.
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams requiring coordination across multiple internal groups.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Works within the technology teams to build applications and architectures to support our Editorial, Data Acquisition, Database, and Data Distribution systems.
  • Creates application and system architectures, working closely with other technical teams and can effectively communicate these architectures to senior management
  • Defining and implementing application architecture models and programming standards with little direction needed.
  • Defining and building the application development and maintenance environment (includes component and assembly test environments).  This includes the design and implementation of the developers’, testing, application monitoring/control, change management and implementation workbenches.
  • Designing and implementing the process and repository for cataloguing and managing application code/constructs (software configuration management) and reusable application components.
  • Responsibility for adherence to the implementation of software engineering methods/practices.
  • Effectively communicating system enhancement needs and may play lead role in the solutions implementation.

Company Overview

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets

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