Senior Software Engineer - CPT

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National Public Radio, Inc. · Remote (USA)

Public Infrastructure
$128,000 - $135,000 Per Year
Posted 2 weeks ago

Continuous Integration (CI/CD)


A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – and our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide. 

Across our organization, we’re building a workplace where collaboration is essential, diverse voices are heard, and inclusion is the key to our success. We are committed to doing the right thing in our journalism and in every role at NPRThis means that integrity, adherence to our ethical standards, and compliance with legal obligations are fundamental responsibilities for every employee at NPR.

Working on a team with other developers, DevOps, and QA engineers, the Senior Software Engineer will be a full participant in the planning, architecture, implementation and support of the tools and workflows used by our content creators to produce our award-winning content.  The engineer contributes to the mission of the organization by providing high quality solutions that make the jobs of our content creators easier.


  • Write clean, efficient and reusable code based on product specifications
  • Participate in all phases of quality assurance and defect resolution
  • Aid in the development and maintenance of CI/CD pipeline implementations
  • Knowledge share, write technical designs & participate in code reviews
  • Mentor and coach junior engineers on code quality and best practices
  • Consult with principal engineers across the department while designing comprehensive solutions
  • Provide input on system design and architecture within the feature areas and services owned by the team
  • Work closely with other software engineers, partner teams, dev ops engineers, infrastructure engineers, product designers, QA engineers, engineering managers and product managers
  • Improve team/development processes
  • Join agile ceremonies, including daily stand-ups, sprint retros, sprint reviews and more
  • Join our on-call rotation
  • Other duties as assigned


WORK LOCATION: This is a remote permitted role. This role is based out of our Washington, DC office but the employee may choose to work on a remote basis from a location that NPR approves. 


  • Fluency in Java
  • Strong Object-Oriented programming skills
  • Familiarity with SQL and RDBMS technologies
  • Fluency in JavaScript / TypeScript
  • Knowledge of web development best practices and coding standards
  • Experience in developing RESTful APIs that utilize cloud infrastructure such as AWS
  • Ability to develop software that is scalable and performant under high loads
  • Familiarity with deploying and monitoring production systems
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines (Github, Jenkins, CodeFresh, or equivalent)
  • Experience writing unit and other automated tests
  • Fluency in or working knowledge of PHP (or alternative back-end language)


  • Experience developing on a SAAS platform, preferably a CMS
  • Experience with Amazon AWS or equivalent cloud computing platform, including Lambda, EC2s, ASGs, ElastiCache, DynamoDB, RDS and CodeDeploy
  • Familiarity with Github Actions
  • Experience using performance monitoring and log aggregation applications (Datadog, New Relic)
  • Knowledge and experience with different caching layers of caching (browser, DNS, web server, application, etc) and caching technologies/services (Redis, Elasticache, CDNs, AWS CloudFront)
  • Exposure to NoSQL databases (Elasticsearch, DynamoDB)
  • Experience with React and Redux
  • Experience with Java framework Struts 2
  • A passion for NPR’s content and/or familiarity with our digital products

The minimum annualized salary for this position is $128,000 - maximum 135,000. Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. 

NPR mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law and any other applicable law.

Want more NPR? Explore the stories behind the stories on our NPR Extra blog. Get social with NPR Extra on Facebook and following @NPRExtra and #NPRLife on Twitter and Instagram. Find more career opportunities at and on Twitter at @NPRJobs.

NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NPR is committed to being an inclusive workplace that welcomes diverse and unique perspectives, all working toward the same goal – to create a more informed public. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, religious belief, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, and reproductive health decisions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, gender non-conforming status, intersex status, sexual stereotypes, nationality, citizenship status, personal appearance, marital status, family status, family responsibilities, military status, veteran status, mental and physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, genetic characteristics of yourself or a family member, political views and affiliation, unemployment status, protective order status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

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