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Dow Jones Senior Software Engineer in PRINCETON, New Jersey

Job Description:

Who We Are:

The Platform Engineering teams' guiding principle and philosophy has always been to get things right through practicing disciplined engineering, not cutting corners, and of course having fun while we are at it. We believe in enabling ownership at all levels of the organization and empowering teams. If this culture is for you, you will learn a lot, enjoy every day and stay abreast with cutting-edge industry technologies and practices.

The Platform Engineering team is responsible for building services, tools, APIs and Identity solutions for various business units of Dow Jones. Identity is a key area and the Platform Engineering team is heavily invested in building and enhancing a common platform for all product offerings.

What We Seek:

  • We are looking for creative and passionate, self-driven engineers who want to be hands-on – designing, implementing and owning code all the way through deployment.

  • You will be working on building Restful APIs and enhancing identity solutions that are based on industry standards, including OpenID Connect, SAML

  • In this role, you will focus on identity and access management for Dow Jones products and you will build 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 expected to participate in technical discussions about technology, 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 be capable of driving toward solutions independently, seeking feedback when appropriate.

  • 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.

Skills & Experience:

  • 5+ years of design, development, and deployment of application software

  • Solid working knowledge of any mainstream object-oriented programming language, especially Java and C++

  • Experience with Git, Jenkins

  • Experience in implementing ReSTful APIs following JSON API standards

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

  • Analyze database applications/queries and implement improvements to optimize performance.

  • Expert knowledge of JSON & XML

  • Experience writing unit, functional, performance, soak and stress tests Knowledge of Cucumber is a plus

  • Experience in Linux environment and shell scripting.

  • Experience in logging, monitoring & alerting of applications

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

  • 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.

Additional Disciplines:

  • Strong analytical skills, problem-solving skills and programming skills. Ability to identify and isolate problem areas in the end-to-end flow of web application and investigate cause and solution.

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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: 26588