Leo Ji

Software Engineer


Software engineer and web developer focusing on journalism and creative news media technologies.


June 2020present

Software Engineer

The Washington Post

Developed multiple customer products, including plugins and extensions to Zeus.js; built customer admin console in React and AWS CloudFormation; improved deployment and code coverage reporting processes in Jenkins and AWS CodeBuild; architectured an advanced large-scale API orchestra tool in TypeScript, JavaScript, Python, AWS SDK and AWS CDK

Sept 2018Dec 2018

News Designer

The Washington Post
collaborated with reporters, assignment, photo, video and project editors to design feature stories for website and print; debugged and patched internal swig, yaml tools for article creation; designed special feature stories in Apple News Format for Apple News

June 2018Aug 2018

New Media Intern

The Chicago Sun‑Times
launched new recommended events listing targeting low-income, young readers; developed new online practices to serve audience, e.g., coloring L line names with official CTA colors; analyzed web traffic, readership data to infer and target reader needs


Sept. 2015 - March 2019

B.S. Journalism
Northwestern University


  • TypeScript, JavaScript
  • React
  • AWS, including:
    • SDK
    • CDK
    • CodeBuild
    • CodePipeline
    • CloudFormation


  • Photography
  • Baking
  • Feeding and petting my cat Troy when he lets me