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The Washington Post

API Developer

Keeping pace with advancing technologies and changing customer needs, The Washington Post is a new media leader and provider of news content in the United States and around the world. Our mission is to provide quality news content that is engaging, tells a story and generates conversation. We do this by integrating cutting edge social networks like Facebook and Twitter on a variety of delivery platforms including browser clients, mobile devices ( iPad / iPhone / Android )

The Washington Post is seeking a creative and driven developer to join the new API platform team. The person should have strong design and programming skills, excellent problem solving skills and appreciation for the scope and impact of their highly visible and cutting-edge work. In addition, the candidate should be familiar with leading APIs as well as best practices for API design (REST, caching, OAuth and authentication, hypermedia, etc...).

This candidate is expected to spend 80% of their time on hands-on development and the remainder on architecture/design/technical documentation. Our work is challenging and rewarding. Our success is measured through the millions of customer’s we serve each day.


Responsibilities include:

  • As a member of the API platform team, the API developer will work closely with our world class news apps team to conceive, design, build, and deliver a set of robust APIs for The Washington Post.
  • Leverage rich data sets to create extensible, easy-to-consume and robust APIs that will power the next generation of news applications.
  • Help cultivate an active and excited developer community around the use of Washington Post APIs.
  • Act as a thought leader for how news organizations can leverage and syndicate data and information through APIs and other related technologies.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Knowledge in the Web Services (both SOAP and REST), Java, J2EE, Spring, XML, XSLT
  • Experience in designing, developing, debugging and deploying software for server side applications running on Unix platforms making use of modern Java technologies and design patterns.
  • Must have superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong team player with desire to collaborate with others to develop a superior product

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Washington DC, US




Sep 10, 2012