Sr Software Engineer

| Monmouth, NJ, USA
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Job Description:

Senior Software Engineer, Content Search Services

About us:

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 news-gathering operations globally. It is home to leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America's largest newspaper by paid circulation; Barron's, MarketWatch, Mansion Global, Financial News, Investor's Business Daily, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, OPIS and Chemical Market Analytics. Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

About the Team:

Do you like experimenting with the latest trends in Semantic Search, AI Generative Summary, RAGs space, while building scalable and resilient, customer-focused applications in a cloud computing environment? The Dow Jones Technology team is modernizing its industry renowned Search platform and is looking for a Senior Software Engineer with passion for building and advancing mission critical product capabilities. Our Search platform utilizes leading edge search technologies in conjunction with highly enriched, multilingual content from over 33,000 sources to provide the world's most comprehensive collection of news and data to a broad spectrum of clients. You will need to bring keen analytical skills and a passion for creative problem-solving. We are looking for engineers who are unafraid of learning new technologies. You will report into the Manager of Engineering that works on Search technologies.


  • We are looking for creative and passionate, self-driven engineers who are hands-on - implementing, deploying code all the way through to production.
  • You will be developing & support core Search components, ReSTful APIs & platform infrastructure frameworks while adhering to our SDLC best practices and guidelines • You will be working in a team setting, understand and practice agile software development and management
  • You will build and work with the lead on rigorous load, stress and performance tests prior to deploying software
  • 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.

Core requirements:

  • Ability to interact, build and maintain effective relationships with peers. This also includes communication channels like email, chat, scrum boards, wiki pages etc.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and programming skills, with high responsibility and care of the details
  • Ability to identify and isolate problem areas within the entire application flow and to investigate the root cause and implement solutions.
  • Self-organized, working well independently and in a geographically diverse team environment in a collaborative fashion.
  • Ability to implement a scalable solution for a new project as well as migration of legacy projects to new architecture. Produce and maintain proper documentation.
  • Ability to identify tech debts and code smells while working on a project and to take steps to reduce them.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • 3+ years of design, development, and deployment of application software using Java, C++
  • 2 or more years of experience in Python
  • Ability to turn up quick prototypes into products. • Excellent understanding of Object Oriented Design and Programming concepts • Experience with Git, Jenkins
  • Experience in implementing ReSTful APIs following JSON API standards • Experience writing unit, functional, performance, soak and stress tests and experience writing unit tests using NUnit, Mocha
  • Experience in Continuous Integration & Delivery of applications is a bonus • Experience with implementing and deploying applications in cloud-based environment is a bonus
  • Experience working with Docker or other container technologies.
  • Experience in Linux environment and shell scripting.
  • Write efficient code based on feature specifications.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Experience with relational and NoSQL databases such as DynamoDB, and Aurora offerings of AWS.
  • Experience with Vector Database, ElasticSearch, Lucene/Solr or MarkLogic technologies • Experience in logging, monitoring & alerting of applications
  • Experience in Node JS
  • Experience with LLMs

Our Benefits

• Comprehensive Healthcare Plans

• Paid Time Off

• Retirement Plans

• Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans

• Education Benefits

• Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave

• Family Care Benefits

• Commuter Transit Program

• Subscription Discounts

• Employee Referral Program

Learn more about all ourUS benefits


Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 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, email us at [email protected]. Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area:

Dow Jones - Technology

Job Category:

Software Product Engineering

Union Status:

Union role

Pay Range: $40,000 - $160,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company. As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates. The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce

More Information on Dow Jones
Dow Jones operates in the Digital Media industry. The company is located in New York, NY, Princeton, NJ and Los Angeles, CA. Dow Jones was founded in 1882. It has 4898 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance and Health insurance. To see all 31 open jobs at Dow Jones, click here.
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