Dow Jones

Senior Tech Lead

  • Experience 5-10 Years
  • Category Technology
  • Location Princeton, NJ

Job Description

Company Overview:

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 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering 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.

The Senior Tech Lead will be part of a team designing Dow Jones’s business and technology solutions.

Regularly launch products and services based on your work and be a creative and integral part of making these a success. Look for synergies and be a change agent to unify platforms. Embrace and Execute on DJ’s API first strategy.


  • New product development, customizations, and enhancements, working closely with cross-functional staff to deliver against project goals.

  • Ensures code quality and adherence to standards

  • Participates and reports status in scrums

  • Produce documentation and ensures team is producing quality documentation

  • Adapts quickly to new technology


Your Skills:

  • Strong understanding of software best-practices as it applies to web application, integration service and REST API development

  • Strong understanding of Information Security best practices and design security into application design.

  • Object oriented programming ability (such as C#, C++, or Java)

  • Experience with web based technologies with a combination of the following: Node, React, REST, JSON, SOAP. Experience with HTML, CSS, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Git/Github

  • Experience with Agile Development methodologies (SCRUM)

  • Understanding of service oriented architecture

  • Experience with unit test frameworks, dependency injection and application profiling.

  • Strong communication skills to be able to work across tech teams and with business stakeholders

  • Ability to prioritize and manage work, adhering to critical project timelines in a fast paced environment

  • A self-starter that is able to collaborate actively with others in a cross-functional team

  • Exposure to functional programming concepts (Haskell, F#, Scala) is a plus

  • SalesForce experience will be a plus

8+ years of development experience across the following:

  • NodeJS, React / Reflux

  • SQL & NoSQL – MySQL, S3, Mongo, Redis, Memcache, BigQuery, ElastiCache

  • Asynchronous programming

  • Web scale projects

  • Experience with Windows, Mac OS X and Unix/Linux OSs.

  • Container based application deployment - Docker or equivalent

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