Senior Software Engineer -- C/C++ Developer

    • Princeton, NJ

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Job Description:

Job Description:

Do you like building high-performance, realtime, highly available applications? Dow Jones Newswires engineering team is looking for experienced software developers who have a passion for building nonstop mission-critical applications. Our platform supports a dynamic business that provides market moving News and Data to a broad spectrum of clients ranging from microsecond counting Hedge Funds through multi-million dollar Wealth Managers.

This role requires someone with keen analytical skills, a passion for problem solving, and is unafraid of learning new technologies. Dow Jones Newswires segment of the News Alerts and Data (NA&D) business line has embarked on a strategic investment program to modernize this core platform to enable it to build on its past successes and enhance it for the future.

Core requirements:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and orally.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and programming skills.
  • Ability to identify and isolate problem areas within entire application flow and can investigate root cause and implement solutions.
  • Works well independently and in a geographically diverse team environment.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field.

Required Skills/Experience:
  • C/C++ developer with 4+ years of experience building high-performance client/server applications.
  • Network programming with TCP/IP sockets. Understands how to use tools such as tcpdump and WireShark.
  • Strong Object Oriented Design and Programming skills, hands-on application troubleshooting and debugging skills.
  • Experience with multi-process, multithreaded development. Technologies include shared memory, mutexes, semaphores, pipes, memory-mapped files, message queues and related.

Desired Skills/Experience:
  • Experience with shell scripting including standard UNIX tools such as awk, grep and sed.
  • Experience porting applications from Solaris to Centos7 as well as from Centos5 to Centos7 is desirable. Also, experience in migrating legacy physical systems to the Amazon Cloud (AWS) is desirable.
  • Experience with deploying complex systems to AWS is a plus.
  • Experience with current development technologies, methodologies and workflows including CI/CD, Agile development (Scrum), Git, Jenkins, Artifactory, Terraform, BDD, Docker and microservices.
  • Knowledge of transactions, ACID compliance and data normalization.
  • Experienced developing secure applications (OWASP Top 10).
  • Experience with JSON and XML data interchange formats. XSL and XSLT are a preferable

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Job Category: IT Development Group

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Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world's top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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