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Dow Jones Senior Backend Software Engineer (Java) in BARCELONA, Spain

Job Description:

Senior Backend Software Engineer (Java)

We are looking for inventive and passionate Senior Software Engineers who want to be part of a growing technology team. You will have opportunities to present new ideas and shape the future of our company in building game-changing software. Our engineers play an important role in all stages of the product life-cycle, so we look for people who crave ownership, enjoy solving hard problems and want to improve software quality.

We are looking for people who can enhance a text Search service that manages nearly 1.5 billion text documents. This is one of our core services, which powers nearly every product we offer.


  • As part of a diverse, international, Agile software team, you will analyze requirements, design, implement, test and maintain our shared platform in a highly collaborative environment.

  • Lead technical discussions about technology, infrastructure and evaluate technology choices based on value, scalability, maintainability and project delivery goals.

  • Support Dow Jones technical cultural values and drive toward solutions independently, looking for feedback when appropriate.

  • Maintain and share knowledge in the latest technologies in the industry.

  • Prioritize and manage work, following important project timelines.

  • Required Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years of experience developing applications with Java version 8 and upwards

  • 5+ years of experience in Linux/Unix

  • Understand Computer Science fundamentals including service-oriented architecture, cloud computing and behavior-driven development

  • Speak and write using business-level English

  • Exposure to Docker, public Cloud (AWS, Google Cloud, etc..), or container-based application deployment strategies is a plus

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with text search technology

  • Observability driven development experience

  • Computer Science or equivalent degree

  • Experience using NoSQL databases

  • Good understanding of XML, Xquery, JSON and database technologies

  • Experience building performant and scalable REST APIs

  • Experience with modern software construction technologies (e.g., AWS, Terraform, Chef, Docker, Jenkins, New Relic, OpsGenie, etc.)

  • Experience developing software in C++ and SQL, a plus

  • Experience building and deploying microservices a plus

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Job Category: IT Development Group

Union Status:

Non-Union role

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: 35502