Overview

Job Description

About the Team:

Do you work in JavaScript and enjoy working with a diverse group of engineers, designers and editors? Are you interested in building experiences on one of the world’s most impactful news platforms? If yes, we are looking for a software engineer to join the UX Foundations team to build features on our core news web platform to delight and engage the readers of The New York Times.

The UX Foundations team was created to ensure The New York Times achieves a cohesive cross-platform user experience worthy of our journalism. Engineers on this team are focused on building scalable, performant, and resilient software applying design system, data analytics, system architecture, and personalization concepts. You will report to the Engineering Manager for the team.

Who we’re looking for:

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. You will report to the Engineering Manager on the UX Foundation team.

You Demonstrate:

  • Belief in our mission: You have a passion for the news and for making the Times an indispensable daily destination for our readers

  • Technical competency: A working knowledge of Node or Go and its modern frameworks and libraries

  • Code cleanliness: You understand what makes code well structured, maintainable and flexible and aim to create a culture where quality code is valued

  • User focus: You care deeply about how design, engineering and product decisions help create a seamless, engaging and enjoyable user experience

Responsibilities in the role:

As a software engineer on the UX Foundations team you will build features in our most prominent surfaces—such as the homepage, article experience, and section pages. You will focus on creating performant and resilient components in React applying skills in HTML, CSS, media formats, data querying using graphQL, and an understanding of networking as it relates to building web applications.

  • Work in Node.js, React, and TypeScript to extend and maintain the reader facing shared component library of The New York Times core news application.

  • Work with cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

  • Integrate with the broader New York Times ecosystem, which has services written in Go, Java and JavaScript

  • You will help develop a technical vision for the team, and lead the engineers in implementing that vision

  • Write high-quality code with best practices and design patterns in mind, and take the lead in code reviewing

  • Consult with your partners in Product to form sprint goals and break work into atomic units

  • Write proposals (RFCs) that communicate architectural approaches and present them to internal peers for review and feedback.

  • Advise engineering management on assessing technical complexity and resourcing needs

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least five years of professional experience working with current web and media technologies

  • Node.js

  • Front-end development frameworks, such as React

  • Knowledge of software principles, application architecture, data structures, coding conventions, testing frameworks and security best practices

  • Experience building on public cloud platform services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

  • Experience working in collaborative code repositories like Git

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.

This role is open to full-time remote and NYC Based in-office employees.

Benefits and Perks

  • 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 formal mentoring 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.

Culture

  • 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 once a year, where Design, Product, Project, Marketing and Technology come together to work on compelling, creative, cross-functional projects.

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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.