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Sr. Applications Engineer

The Seattle Times, the Pulitzer Prize-winning multimedia company, is actively seeking a qualified Sr. Applications Engineer to join our IT Service Delivery team. On this team, you will configure and continuously enhance customized software applications for both business and external customers. Working as part of a cross-functional team, you will be called to identify cost-effective solutions to meet various business outcomes. Ideally, you are comfortable leading projects while troubleshooting and debugging applications and service. Keeping your technical skills updated is paramount, especially with Salesforce.  Finally, you will work in tandem with an agile team to deliver commitments to our business partners, especially as it relates to our use of Salesforce.



  • Collaborate with team in solving problems and document issues and solutions utilizing agile practices and tools.
  • Contribute to propose new approaches, methods, or technologies to meet ever changing business needs and implement cost-saving improvements.
  • Create and maintain technical functional and non-functional specifications, diagrams etc. utilizing existing tools.
  • Implement new programs or systems including version control, scheduling, documentation, and training assistance.
  • On-call support of mission critical systems.
  • Code/Configure easy to moderately to complex solutions that are efficient, maintainable and documented.
  • Support other analysts by suggesting or applying various technical solutions based on specialized technical knowledge.  Presents both technical and non-technical solutions.
  • Regularly analyzes systems, processes, and performance trends to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Advise team of updates/upgrades of existing applications, databases, services, integration, etc. and coordinate upgrade work based upon business need.
  • Code/Configure moderately to complex solutions that are efficient, maintainable and documented.
  • Test work of peers and coordinate peers to test your work.



  • Experience: At least five years of prior experience in programming or systems analysis. 
  • Education: Four-year degree or equivalent demonstrated work experience.
  • Previous experience with Salesforce.
  • Strong SQL skills & Reporting proficiency.
  • Ability to provide on-call support of mission critical systems.
  • Ability to address complex problems as a critical thinker.
  • Communication skills that prove an orientation to teamwork in agile environment.


Preferred Technical Skills

Applicants should have some working familiarity with some or all of the following, especially those in bold:

  1. Languages: SQL, C#, Visual Basic
  2. Web Languages: HTML, XML, XSLT, SOAP, REST, JavaScript, CSS, AJAX
  3. Databases: SQL Server
  4. Software: SSRS, SSIS, Visual Studio, TFS, GitHub, Jira, MS Office, Excel, Confluence, MS Teams
  5. Operating Systems: Linux, Windows Server 2008 and above, Windows 10
  6. Salesforce: APEX, Lightning Components, SOQL, SOSL, Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, CPQ, Marketing Cloud
  7. Methodologies: Agile/Scrum



Normal business hours, with some on-call support work needed.


Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, independent newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. As the largest newsroom in the Pacific Northwest, we serve the region with thoughtful journalism that makes a real difference in our community. And as a media solutions company, we combine cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.9 million. At The Seattle Times, you’ll find work that matters.


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