New York Times Software Engineer, Parenting in New York, New York

Job Description

The New York Times is seeking a Software Engineer for its Parenting team—a team that is building new resources for parents to help them make sense of an increasingly complicated landscape of advice and information, feel more confident in themselves and how they parent, and understand what matters about current research in the field of child development.

The Parenting team is still in its infancy (no pun intended), and we’re looking for a fantastic engineer and collaborator to help build a wonderful product and remote-friendly team from the ground up. This project is fast-paced, so you will have the opportunity to take bold strokes and quickly see the results in action for parents and their families.


  • Are a product-minded engineer, with a keen interest in the Parenting team’s vision and the skills to shape and realize it

  • Have substantive experience in the stewardship and design of production systems

  • Have a track record of running and debugging those systems at scale

  • Can clearly articulate and express a technical point of view

  • Feel confident and fluent working with Go or Node—and understand the limitations of the language and the boundaries of your experience

  • Work with cloud services platforms, preferably GCP

  • Work with stakeholders and fellow engineers to conceive of a project's technical vision

  • Have a strong history of constructing pragmatic, iterative paths towards a long goal

  • Value clear communication skills that center the perspective of the listener

  • Identify as an empathetic collaborator, with a history of guiding fellow engineers and non-engineering stakeholders towards good outcomes—both for the project and the humans who are responsible for it

As a member of our team, your work will include:

  • Collaborating with a small, cross-functional team made up of peers from design, product, engineering, and the newsroom to build our new product

  • Managing the production environment of the application itself and ensuring its reliability

  • Building APIs for web and native applications

  • Engineering appropriately for resilience and scale at every stage

  • Designing and managing search indices for parenting content

  • Integrating with other systems, and the teams that manage them, at the New York Times

  • Writing comprehensive and useful tests

  • Reviewing code and responding to code review

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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