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Dow Jones Senior Principal Engineer, Architecture in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

Senior Principal Engineer is a senior technical leadership role in the Wall Street Journal’s Digital Experience Team (DXS). A Senior Principal Engineer is an engineer that sets strategic technical direction, gets buy-in from newsroom, technical and business stakeholders. The Senior Principal Engineer will be required to contribute to hands-on coding and help drive a plan through to fruition. They are passionate about technology and are able to accomplish their goals through innovation, collaboration, and communication as well as diving in to contribute themselves.

This Senior Principal Engineer will be focused on a variety of new technologies that form a key pillar for WSJ’s strategic growth goals. The role will require the candidate to architect and guide the delivery of cross-departmental initiatives. Initiatives require many teams and stakeholders, The candidate will be required to bridge the gap between these areas and deliver solutions that are scalable, sustainable, and meet our company objectives.

The Wall Street Journal engineering team is part of the Dow Jones Technology department. This position will play a pivotal role in ensuring our solutions align with the larger Dow Jones strategy for technology, with a view on building functionality that can be broadly adopted and reused by other teams and business units.

You will:

  • Be a strong full-stack developer. Expert knowledge of web application development is mandatory. Cloud development and knowledge of stacks such as Node.JS is a must.

  • Design and lead the development of key architectural initiatives to advance our platforms and technology

  • Work closely with journalists, product managers, designers and other engineering teams to design solutions that meet our business objectives.

  • Mentor and support junior engineers across all WSJ engineering teams

  • Define best practices and standards that lead to broad, positive change for both our teams and our technology

  • Contribute to and lead engineering culture initiatives like self-directed projects, hackathons and internal technical talks

  • Actively with Dow Jones Technology leadership groups such as the Architecture Technology Council (ATC)

  • Help shape our engineering standards and principles, and use processes such as RFC (request for comment) to enforce those standards.

  • Represent the needs of WSJ and Dow Jones engineering teams in strategic planning sessions with stakeholders across the business

You are:

  • An experienced engineer with several years in a lead or management role

  • A creative thinker and problem solver, able to distill complex problems down to actionable items with simple solutions

  • An expert in building robust, scalable architectures that serve millions of users daily

  • A proven leader, playing a central role in decision making for both technical and organizational issues

  • A passionate mentor, sought out by other employees as well as external teams and individuals

  • Well-versed in the news and media industry, possessing deep and broad knowledge of both current and emerging technologies that affect the business

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Job Category: IT Development Group

About Us

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 23293