Job Description

The New York Times is looking for an Engineering Manager to join the Storylines team. In this role, you will oversee the build of new features to connect our users in innovative ways with our products on some of our major destinations such as homepage and articles.

About the Team

The New York Times is looking for an Engineering Manager to join its Storylines team. The Storylines team partners with journalists and editors in the newsroom to elevate our major news formats, build products that guide readers through the news and our report, and develop tools that power our coverage of the major news of the day. Our team:

  • Launches prototypes quickly to run experiments, and scales systems over time.

  • Works at the speed of the news, shipping work on cycles often measured in hours, rather than days or weeks, to respond to breaking news needs.

  • Builds tools both for our users and for internal customers (i.e., editors), and needs to think about a holistic system that connects them.

  • Thinks strategically about how to use technology to respond to news more efficiently

  • Ensures overall application architecture suitably fits the business problem and quality standards, for now, and for the future.

  • Builds systems in technologies such as: GCP, Kubernetes, noSQL, nodejs, expressjs, graphql, React, SASS 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.

About The Role

At the center of our core mission you will help our readers understand what’s going on in the world news, empowering our newsroom to cover the biggest stories of the day accurately, dynamically and visually. It requires collaboration across functions (product, newsroom, design, data), which is both fun and invigorating but also challenging.


  • Lead a team of software engineers of 6 or more direct reports.

  • Coach, mentor, and develop engineers and tech leads by creating growth opportunities for your team and continue nurturing their development.

  • Participate in technical discussions and work cross-functionally to coordinate with other technology teams to craft the right solutions, manage expectations, and keep strategies aligned.

  • Clearly define and carry out engineering norms that are customized for the team.

  • Recruit for and retain extraordinary engineering talent and create an exceptional, inclusive team culture

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience.

  • Experience managing a software engineering team on projects with technical depth and an understanding of full software development life cycle and agile team processes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years managing a team of software engineers working in a fast-paced environment.

  • Proven track record of managing a team with complex stakeholders of engineering challenges.

  • Build a strong organizational culture focused on growth, innovation, and fostering creativity by being passionate about creating inclusive environments and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Experience working with Javascript or other relevant Front End technologies.

  • Capable of having difficult conversations when necessary.

  • Experience either working in/with a newsroom or with a similarly nimble, fast-paced environment.

  • Skilled at growing, and retaining exceptional and diverse teams and excel at creating high-performing teams.


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.