Senior Software Engineer (WordPress) @ Dow Jones - Princeton, NJ

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Senior Software Engineer (WordPress)

Dow Jones - Princeton, NJ

Job Description:

The Editorial and Publishing team is looking for a creative and passionate Senior Software Engineer to shape the future of our global Content Management System (CMS).

A successful candidate will be part of a growing technology team where everyone has the opportunity to create and advance new ideas and to shape the future of our company by building industry-leading software. Our engineering teams play a critical role in all stages of the product life-cycle, so we look for people who crave ownership, enjoy solving the hard problems and have the initiative to fix things that aren’t working.

Responsibilities:

  • As part of a cross-functional software team, be a critical part of the effort to build and enhance our world-class WordPress stack that powers our digital properties. The effort includes developing and refining the appropriate architectural approach, working with the News team on the evaluation of various WordPress plugins, developing our own plugins where needed and interfacing WordPress with the myriad of systems required to produce our market-leading products. Note: Dow Jones will only be using the author/editing portion of WordPress and will not be using the Render portion so Theme development experience is not necessarily helpful.
  • Participate and lead technical discussions about technology, infrastructure and consider the pros/cons of a technology choice based on business value, scalability, maintainability and project delivery performance.
  • Support Dow Jones technical and cultural values and drive toward solutions independently, seeking feedback when appropriate.
  • Maintain and share knowledge in emerging technologies and tools in the industry.
  • Be able to prioritize and manage work, and adhere to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Significant experience (4+ years) with WordPress including experience extending and customizing the WordPress Administration Dashboard, developing plugins for wp-admin, and building highly performant and reliable interfaces with other systems.
  • Knowledge of and some experience with the WordPress Gutenberg editor. Gutenberg Block development (React) experience is a big plus.
  • 4+years experience with PHP, JavaScript, JSON, REST, HTML, and CSS.
  • Experience with React, Redux and NodeJs and a willingness to move to these technologies as WordPress evolves.
  • Experience with JavaScript and PHP linting/unit testing.
  • Experience with SQL databases, experience with MySQL a plus.
  • Experience with Agile methodology is a plus.
  • Proven understanding of Computer Science fundamentals including web development, service-oriented architecture, cloud computing, test driven development and domain driven design.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science.
  • Exposure to Docker, AWS or other cloud or container based application deployment is a plus.

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 130 years and today has one of the world’s largest newsgathering 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).

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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 .

Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, please reach out to us at [email protected] Please put “Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.

Business Area: TECHNOLOGY - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

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.

If you are a current employee at Dow Jones, do not apply here. Please go to the Career section on your Workday homepage and view "Find Jobs - Dow Jones." Thank you.

Req ID: 27726

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