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Agile Engineers Wanted at Dow Jones

Feb. 7th 2018

If you're an engineer, I'm sure at some point in your career you've held a job where taking time off just isn't an option. There are too many projects to complete, and you can't justify a lengthy vacation because it means missing this deadline or that conference. Forget taking time off to start a family or take care of an elder family member, life outside work just doesn't exist.

Luckily, it's not like that at Dow Jones.

Not only does Dow Jones have a Returnship program that gives professionals who have taken an extended break in their career an opportunity for a fresh start, but they offer flexible work with generous time off and parental leave for all. Dow Jones even hired a woman at 9 months pregnant to lead their tech team- talk about agile!

If you're an Engineer who thrives in a fast paced environment and is willing to go the extra mile for a company who is ready to invest in you and your success, keep reading for two opportunities you can't pass up.


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Software Engineer at Dow Jones

Dow Jones is looking for someone to join their cross-functional agile software team, to design, implement, and maintain their web applications in a highly collaborative environment.

Location: Minneapolis (MN) , New York (NY)

Employment Type: Full Time

Experience: Mid-Level

Required Skills: JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5

Responsibilities include:

  • Participation in discussions about technology, design, UX, infrastructure and considering the pros/cons of a technology choice based on business value, scalability, maintainability and project delivery performance
  • Support Dow Jones technical cultural values and are capable of driving toward solutions independently, seeking feedback when appropriate
  • Maintain and share knowledge in emerging technologies and tools in the industryBeing able to prioritize and manage work, adhering to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environmentShare a passion for design and technology
Knowledge and Experience Needed:
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Design or equivalent
  • 2+ years experience developing web applications
  • Proficient knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
  • Proven understanding of Computer Science fundamentals including web development, service-oriented architecture, cloud computing, test driven development and domain driven design
  • Working knowledge of web based technologies with a combination of the following: Node.js, React, JSON, NoSQL, SQL
Apply to the MN job here, and the NY job here.

Senior Software Engineer at Dow Jones

Dow Jones is looking for someone to help play a key role in project development, implementation, and deployment on their engineering team.

Location: Minneapolis (MN), Princeton (NJ)

Employment Type: Full Time

Experience: Senior

Required Skills: NoSQL, SQL, Node.js, Javascript, Java, C#

Responsibilities include:

  • Working within the technology teams to build applications and architectures to support our Editorial, Data Acquisition, Database, and Data Distribution systems.
  • Creating application and system architectures, working closely with other technical teams and can effectively communicate these architectures to senior management
  • Defining and implementing application architecture models and programming standards with little direction needed.
  • Defining and building the application development and maintenance environment (includes component and assembly test environments). This includes the design and implementation of the developers', testing, application monitoring/control, change management and implementation workbenches.
  • Designing and implementing the process and repository for cataloguing and managing application code/constructs (software configuration management) and reusable application components.
  • Responsibility for adherence to the implementation of software engineering methods/practices.Effectively communicating system enhancement needs and may play lead role in the solutions implementation.
Knowledge and Experience Needed:
  • A minimum 5 years of experience with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science is required.
  • Fluid in Information and System Architecture.
  • Proficient in architectures (from Website to backend systems) with experience in application performance and API development.
  • Knowledge of security and security standards with hands-on experience with AWS security groups and IAM RolesIn-depth knowledge of programming languages including C#, Java, Javascript, Node.js.
  • Understanding of Database technologies including Relational, SQL, and NoSQL.
  • Experience designing and creating SQL relational database tables, views, indexes.Hands-on experience writing database SQL code including stored procedures, functions.
  • Experience with both Linux and Windows operating systems.
  • Experience with architecting systems in a cloud-based computing environment, preferably Amazon AWS with tools such as Cloud Formation, Terraform, Jenkins, Chef, Artifactory.
  • Experience in delivering Systems to an enterprise environment that requires standards for error handling, logging, storage, and networking.
  • In-depth knowledge of communication protocols and understanding of XML, XHTML, DHTML, DOM, JSON and Web Services.Experience with designing load balanced/high performance (low latency) systems.
  • Proven experience in developing with a Software Development Life Cycle, preferably agile.Excellent written and oral Communication Skills.
  • Ability to translate business needs into technical requirements including architecture and design specifications.
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams requiring coordination across multiple internal groups.
Apply to the MN job here, and the NJ job here.
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