Job Description

The New York Times is looking for an Engineering Manager to join the Data Engineering group.

About the Team

The Data Engineering group sits at the intersection of business intelligence, data warehousing, and software engineering. A strong data foundation is critical for The New York Times and we’re responsible for it. We use our data platform to ingest and store all the data related to the business. This data powers analytics and data products, delivers relevant experiences to our customers in real-time, and fuels data-informed strategic decisions company-wide. The Data Engineering team’s work helps enable the Times to validate our decisions, make smarter choices, and react to the fast changing world.

The Records team builds and maintains batch and streaming data pipelines that bring subscription data into our data platform and transform it into analytics warehouses (SORs) that enable the business to understand digital and home-delivery subscriber and subscription metrics, fulfillment needs, and revenue.

Our systems are built in Python, Scala and Java and use Google Cloud services like Dataproc (Spark), Dataflow (Beam), Pub/Sub, BigQuery, and more. To learn more about our work and NYT’s broader technology organization check out our Open blog and follow @nytopen on Twitter to see what we’re up to.

This is a remote friendly position.

About the Job

In the Data Engineering group, you will report to an Engineering Director and will work with teams who:

  • Establish systems of record for print and digital subscribers and creating a single view of our customers

  • Build and evolve the platforms that power experimentation and targeting capabilities

  • Build tooling and infrastructure to help product teams produce reliable and actionable data

  • Evolve the infrastructure that supplies the entire organization with accurate, consistent, secure, and always available data

As an Engineering Manager at The New York Times you will:

  • Manage one engineering team with 3 direct reports (with 2021 growth to 5 engineers)

  • Coach, mentor, and develop engineers and tech leads

  • Recruit for extraordinary engineering talent

  • Provide detailed technical evaluations of plans and code developed by your teams

  • Partner with product owners, project managers, and engineers to prioritize and plan work efforts and remove obstacles

  • Coordinate with other technology teams, partner groups, and other business units like Finance, Strategy, Subscription Platforms, Revenue Technology and Growth, to craft the right solutions, manage expectations, and keep strategies aligned

  • Advocate for continuous integration, automated build and release processes, and structured development workflow

About You

  • A minimum of 4 years of building software and at least 1 year of people management, or similar relevant experience

  • Demonstrated experience managing technical teams with diverse skill sets and backgrounds

  • Have enabled successful collaborations across engineering teams and have a knack for bringing engineers together to achieve team goals

  • Ability to jump in as needed to assist technically with code reviews, design discussions, and analysis

  • Experience working with at least one of: Python, Scala, Java or Go

  • Experience designing, maintaining, and monitoring a data platform

  • Knowledge of different databases and storage technologies, like relational DBMSs, columnar storage, and key-value stores

  • Experience with building data warehouses that enable business intelligence

  • Experience in Linux environments and shell scripting

  • Experience with distributed systems and event-driven architectures

  • Familiarity with data processing pipelines for bounded and unbounded datasets

  • Passion for the Times’ mission and desire to join us at a moment in history where our data has the power to transform every aspect of creation and practice of journalism


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.