The New York Times has been fulfilling its mission to “seek the truth and help people understand the world” for nearly 170 years by delivering world-class journalism. More recently, this mission has been augmented by a deep investment in digital subscriptions and products. All of this has culminated in nearly eight million subscribers using The New York Times to read news, enjoy games, try recipes, get help with shopping, and listen to podcasts.
As The New York Times seeks to become “a world class digital media business” we are expanding our investment in engineering. The Engineering Director, Content Delivery is a key role in helping us build an engineering organization primed to deliver world class platforms and services that elevate the work of our journalists and developers as well as the content and products that they produce.
About The Content Delivery Team
Content Delivery is a team that is central to the technical strategy and evolution at The New York Times, designed to propel the growth of the business by creating highly leverageable platforms and services in support of content distribution and supporting web and mobile teams in preparing content for presentation. The following are the teams that build out such platforms and services:
Publishing Pipeline: provide capabilities that normalize content from a range of disparate sources
API Gateway: provide systems that prepare content for consumption by a range of different presentation layers
Mobile Platforms: provide shareable libraries, tools, and services that help other teams build mobile apps
Web Platforms: provide sharable platforms, libraries, tools, and services that help other teams build web-based applications
Content Delivery’s work lies at the heart of our strategy to elevate our engineering efforts. The team comprises about 40 engineers and leaders and is part of a broader mission that works closely with other functional partners such as product managers and program managers. By providing shareable platforms and services, Content Delivery also works very closely with a wide array of internal teams, including: our infrastructure team; front-end teams; content management teams; data teams; teams building games, cooking, interactive, and audio content; advertising teams; and more.
As Engineering Director, Content Delivery, you will play a key role in ensuring incredible audience experiences for readers of The New York Times journalism and other content. You will also be instrumental in building and growing a high performing, talented team to achieve these goals.
The Engineering Director, Content Delivery will report to the Head of Core Platforms Engineering. This is a complex engineering leadership role, which means we are seeking candidates who are strong technologists, exceptional leaders of engineers and engineering leaders, and highly collaborative cross-functional partners. We expect our candidates to demonstrate competence in at least some of the following criteria:
You have led large, complex, and high-performing engineering teams
You are passionate about creating inclusive environments and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion
You build strong organizational cultures focused on growth, innovation, and fostering creativity
You are skilled at sourcing, attracting, recruiting, hiring, growing, and retaining exceptional and diverse teams
You value building excellent partnerships and default to collaboration
You have extensive experience in building centralized infrastructure, platforms, services, and other technologies that are used by a wide variety of internal engineering teams
You have extensive experience balancing and navigating the trade-offs between maintaining existing systems while moving organizations onto new and evolving technology stacks
You know what it takes to build large scale distributed systems, designed to be highly reliable, scalable, secure, and observable
You have an understanding of the business and a passion for the mission of the company
This role is open to full-time remote and NYC Based in-office employees
The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.
The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local “Fair Chance” laws.