New York Times QA Engineer, Content Management Systems / Photos in New York, New York

Job Description

Every day the New York Times delivers our journalism to millions of readers through our web and mobile platforms. Now we’re looking to expand on that success by building new photojournalism tools focused on improving how we ingest, store, and deliver our photography. We take an iterative approach to product development and believe strongly that focusing on code quality helps us move quicker. We’re looking for a QA engineer to join our team and take ownership of the testing process and works closely with our award-winning photographers, photo editors and journalists and build great photojournalism tools that enable our visual journalism to reach as wide an audience as possible.

You will be a part of the CMS group that creates innovative tools and products in-house using modern technology. Newsroom is our focus and the birthplace of all content of New York Times. This is a very dynamic team that cares much about the product and its quality, crucial for 24/7 newsroom’s operation. Multiple product development and delivery simultaneously is our everyday operation. We have weekly product show-and-tell sessions, regular hack weeks to explore new ideas, and frequently bring in industry leaders to discuss their work in product and technology development.

The ideal candidate is someone who cares deeply about the quality of the product and exposed to technology related to photo and video content. We’re looking for someone who is interested in new and innovative approaches to solving problems and is passionate about testing. As part of CMS team, you’ll have the opportunity to work closely with other developers, designers and product managers.


  • Work as part of a cross-functional team including designers, newsroom editors and product managers to create and maintain new web and backend applications

  • Create clear and concise Test Plans

  • Work closely with developers to debug issues and find potential fixes

  • Provide Sign-off on Production releases by executing complete regression test cycles

  • Collaborate with offshore QA team to effectively plan work

  • Push the envelope for state of the art web and mobile applications development and testing practices


  • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Computer Science or related field.

  • 2+ years of experience testing Web Apps and Backend Systems.

  • Strong knowledge of different types of testing (STLC) and the software development lifecycle (SDLC)

  • Strong knowledge of Cross Browser Testing across Platforms on Web and Mobile.

  • Proficiency in performing manual testing, measure test coverage and drive best practices in testing

  • Solid understanding of basic Web Concepts like HTML, CSS, REST APIs, etc.

  • Experience working with resources in different geographical locations and offshore vendors

  • Experience working on Unix/Linux platform, FTP/SFTP, SQL and regular expressions

  • Experience working on photo and video content editing tools.

  • A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary teams

  • Excellent communication skill is a must.

It would be great if you have:

  • Familiarity with testing web applications using automation frameworks such as Selenium WebDriver.

  • Good understanding of Continuous Integration and Deployment processes

  • Experience with distributed version control systems like Git or Mercurial

  • Experience in building and consuming RESTful APIs.

  • Programming skill using any higher level language (C/C++/java/javaScript)

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, and provide employees $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.

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.

Help shape the future of The New York Times

This is an important moment to work at The Times. Across the organization, we're taking advantage of the changing media landscape to pioneer a new era of journalism. With high-quality, original reporting at our core, we’re thinking more creatively about our reader relationships and how to deliver new and relevant offerings and experiences. We’re telling stories differently and playing with emerging formats like 360 video and VR. And we’re building a diverse and collaborative culture that can keep up with the rigors of the modern-day news cycle.

Home to world-class talent

To create journalism and supporting products that stand apart, we must recruit the finest talent in the world. Journalists, data designers, videographers, agile marketers, art directors, and many others, we’re looking for people at all stages of their careers to bring different perspectives and practices to our teams. Together, we can make our journalism more insightful, meaningful and essential to the daily lives and understanding of people around the world.

Employee-driven benefits

If you see a job opening here that might be a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, a 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, paid parental leave and much more.

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