Job Description

About the role:Β Β 

NYT Cooking is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join us in our mission of enriching the lives of our users by giving them the recipes, tools and instruction they need to prepare delicious, nourishing meals drawn from every corner of the world. You will join a team focused on building products through user-centered design and is composed of tightly-knit, interdependent representatives from product and project management, engineering and design. Through iteration, testing, empathetic research and experimentation, we are continuously evolving our product. In the near term, you will build solutions to grow our audience through SEO. The team roadmap is constantly evolving, providing our engineers with various opportunities to learn and grow.

Who we’re looking for:Β 

We’re looking for an engineer who derives great satisfaction from thinking through user experience problems with code. You also enjoy making iterative improvements to both the products you work on and the processes used to build them.

You’ll work closely with your teammates to help design and build modern, sophisticated experiences from the ground up. You’ll work with a team that enjoys finding creative solutions to technical challenges and appreciate the balance between conviction and flexibility. Depending on your experience level, there is room for responsibilities to expand to other parts of the tech stack, and involvement in broader architectural decisions for the team as a whole. You will report to an Engineering Manager on the Cooking team. We are open to remote candidates.

You’ll be an ideal candidate if you:Β 

● Know modern CSS principles and techniques (e.g. responsive layouts, flex-box, CSS grid)

● Build performant, responsive web apps with the need to prototype new experiences

● Build testable code that’s easy to comprehend and extend

● Develop systems using React.js and/or Redux

● Know how ES6 and later syntax can improve code legibility and the developer experience

● Collaborate with product and design as part of the development process

● Influence the design process with capabilities of the web

● Mentor and help other engineers on your team grow

● At least five years of professional experience working with current web technologies

It would be great, but not required, if you also have:Β 

● Helped develop standardized style guidelines in partnership with design (especially with Storybook)

● A grasp of design fundamentals (e.g. typography, whitespace)

● A passion or enthusiasm for food

● Some experience creating and maintaining configurations for build systems (e.g. Webpack, Grunt, Gulp)

● Some experience with Next.js, Ruby on Rails or similar frameworks

● An ability to articulate your opinions on architectural style and the frameworks you prefer to work with.

● Experience improving performance for web applications, familiar with Core Web Vitals

● Experience with SEO improvements

This role may require limited on-call hours. An on-call schedule will be determined when you join, taking into account team size and other variables. On-call hours are unpaid, unless informed otherwise by your manager.

Benefits and PerksΒ 

● Make an impact by supporting our original, independent and deeply reported journalism.

● We provide competitive health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their families

● We support responsible retirement planning with a generous 401(k) company match.

● We offer a competitive parental leave.

● We are committed to career development and ongoing learning supported by a formalmentoring program as well as $8,000 annually for tuition reimbursement.

● We have frequent panel discussions and talks by a wide variety of newsmakers and industry leaders.

● Join a community committed to the richness of diversity, experiences and talents in the world we cover, supported by a variety of employee resource groups.

● Kitchen Days! We encourage everyone on our team to take one day out of every quarter out of the office, cooking a recipe from anywhere.


 ● You will be helping to power, distribute and expand what is possible for our award-winning journalism. We’ve won more Pulitzer Prizes than any other organization (including three in 2018), and you can celebrate with the award winners in our newsroom.

● We believe diversity fuels innovation and creativity, and we have a variety of employee groups dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

● We are a New York- based engineering organization with a remote-friendly workplace that includes engineers around the world.

● We are committed to career development and have a formal mentoring program. We encourage our engineers to participate in conferences and we frequently host talks by industry leaders (Sheryl Sandberg, Melinda Gates and Ta-Nehisi Coates are a few recent examples).

● Every person within the tech organization is expected to spend five full days focusing on learning. We have a generous tuition reimbursement program and you can use this time on career-relevant activities like attending a formal class, internal company training, online training, a self-developed learning program or even by teaching others.

● We run a Maker Week event twice a year, where Design, Product, Project, Marketing and Technology come together to work on compelling, creative, cross-functional projects.


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.