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Dow Jones Newsroom Principal Engineer in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking a full-stack engineer with a focus on web development. As part of a cross-functional agile software team, you will design and implement new features that are part of newsroom experiments and new initiatives. The ability to work on a quick, nimble team is essential.

This engineering role is in the Journal’s Innovation Department, a new department that co-leads experiments with leaders across the newsroom. The department is part of the Strategy unit, which is an incubator for new technologies, audience growth, community and news innovation. The team includes half a dozen new major initiatives that will be led by a full range of journalistic talent -- writers, video journalists, graphics designers, editors, product managers, engineers, designers, data scientists, artificial intelligence experts and more -- in a lively, collaborative project to discover new offerings of journalistic value.

The software engineer is an essential partner throughout these new initiatives. This person will work closely with newsroom leadership as well as the Journal’s product, design and engineering departments. There is room in these roles to develop both journalism skills and engineering skills, and career paths from these jobs can lead in multiple directions.

In this role, you would lead and participate in technical discussions about technology and infrastructure, as well as consider the pros and cons of a technology choice based on business value, scalability, maintainability and project delivery performance. You would maintain and share knowledge in emerging technologies and tools in the industry. And you should be excited to take on a variety of projects throughout the course of the year.

It’s essential to have an enthusiasm for news and the public mission of journalism in these jobs. The Journal is the most trusted news outlet in the country, and it is expanding its appeal among new audiences. The ideal candidates will help us identify, prototype, build and maintain new forms of journalism, newsroom tools and applications that require technical and creative rigor.


  • BS/MS in computer science or equivalent

  • 5+ years experience developing web applications

  • 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: HTML5, CSS, JavaScript

  • The initiative to take on and learn new tasks in a fast-moving environment

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Fluency in Node.js

  • Exposure to Docker, AWS or other cloud- or container-based application deployment a plus

  • Experience with web technologies like React, JSON, Redis, Redux

  • Expertise in HTML, CSS and JavaScript, including back-end languages like Node.js and PHP

  • Experience with Express.js, React, State Management Frameworks, Webpack and Gulp

  • Experience with user analytics and testing

  • Experience with building APIs and web services

  • Knowledge of cross-device and mobile development

  • Familiarity with producing wireframes with a good understanding of UX/UI design

  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

About Us

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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Req ID: 15810