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Dow Jones Principal Software Engineer, Search Technologies in PRINCETON, New Jersey

Job Description:

Principal Software Engineer, Search Technologies

We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer who is eager to be part of a vibrant technology team. In your role, we are looking for a candidate with passion for building cutting edge mission-critical software solutions and guide a group of engineers to the efficiency of business specific technical models across multiple teams. You will need to bring keen analytical skills and a passion for creative problem-solving. You should be able dissect a set of business requirements, translating them into technical requirements as well as identifying the places or technologies critical to making the projects efficient and successful.


  • We are looking for a self-driven engineer who wants to be hands-on – designing, implementing and owning solutions all the way through deployment.

  • Convert business requirements into technical solutions, ensuring the tech stacks are also making an impact either through monetary savings and or business direction.

  • You will focus on identity and access management for Dow Jones products and you will drive design and building of features that the products rely on for authentication and authorization.

  • Product security is a high priority for all Dow Jones products, so knowledge of security principles is highly desired. You will also proactively work with the Security team to address any security vulnerabilities uncovered via our penetration testing.

  • You will be standardizing on ReSTful APIs & platform infrastructure framework - design and development, while adhering to Dow Jones’ SDLC best practices and guidelines

  • You will be working in a matrix team setting, understand and practice agile software development and management

  • Performance, load, regression and capacity testing should not be an afterthought but baked into the execution plan. You will builds and executes rigorous load, stress and performance tests prior to deploying software

  • You will be participating in technical discussions on future technologies, infrastructure and consider the pros and cons of a technology choice based on business value, scalability, maintainability and project delivery performance.

  • You will be expected to maintain and share knowledge in emerging technologies and tools in the industry.

  • You will be required to integrate your work into our automated CI/CD pipeline and measure test coverage. You will be following all the standards processes of SDLC and our test automation framework.

Core requirements:

  • Excellent verbal & written skills to interact, build and maintain effective relationships with peers. This also includes communication channels like email, chat, scrum boards, wiki pages etc.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and programming skills, with high responsibility and care of the details

  • Ability to identify and isolate problem areas within the entire application flow and to investigate the root cause and implement solutions. Need to get a clear understanding of the requirements and work with the business to implement best possible solutions.

  • Self-organized, working well independently and in a geographically diverse team environment in a collaborative fashion.

  • Initiative person with a positive mindset, creative thinking, adaptive to workflow changes and with a strive to keep his/her expertise up-to-date

  • Ability to design a good architecture for a new project as well as migration of legacy projects to new architecture. Produce and maintain proper documentation.

  • Ability to identify tech debts and code smells while working on a project and to take steps to reduce them.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • 7+ years of design, development, and deployment of application software using Java. C++

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Excellent understanding of Object Oriented Design and Programming concepts

  • Experience with relational and NoSQL databases such as DynamoDB, and Aurora offerings of AWS.

  • Excellent verbal & written skills to interact with peers and stakeholders

  • Experience with Behavior Driven Development, cucumber and gherkin.

  • Experience with Git, Jenkins

  • Experience in Linux environment and shell scripting.

  • Experience in implementing ReSTful APIs following JSON API standards

  • Experience writing unit, functional, performance, soak and stress tests and experience writing

  • unit tests using NUnit, Mocha, Karma.JS.

  • Experience in logging, monitoring & alerting of applications

  • Experience in Continuous Integration & Delivery of applications is a bonus

  • Experience with designing and deploying applications in cloud-based environment is a bonus

  • Experience working with Docker or other container technologies.

  • Write efficient code based on feature specifications.

Desired Skills/Experience (would be a plus):

  • Experience with Search engine technology, NLP, Taxonomies, Categorization and Semantic searching

  • Experience working with a variety of structured and unstructured data

  • Experience with ElasticSearch, Lucene/Solr or MarkLogic technologies

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Job Category: IT Development Group

Union Status:

Non-Union / No clear and likely Internal Candidate (Employee Only) has been identified

Req ID: 34197