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Senior Software Engineer
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The New York Times is hiring a
Senior Software Engineer

The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a world-renowned newsroom that sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for. 

 Note for US based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.

Mission Overview & Responsibilities:

  • You will design and implement edge infrastructure and traffic shaping techniques using CDN, service mesh, DNS and GeoIP routing, ensuring resiliency and scalability of our platforms. 
  • You will work within multiple areas of focus such as observability, secrets management, deployment pipeline, and containerization to research and propose solutions that accelerate development and improve efficiency. 
  • Accelerate adoption of Delivery Engineering tooling and solutions. 
  • Work with engineering teams to learn about needs, shaping solutions and helping them migrate to cloud infrastructure. 
  • Contribute to our mission of reaching 10+ million paid subscribers by 2025

Basic Qualifications

  • 3 or more years of solid programming experience in at least one of Go, Python, Java, Scala, JavaScript or TypeScript.
  • Edge network design and implementation using CDNs, service mesh, DNS, and geo-targeting, built with a focus on resiliency and scale. 
  • An understanding of traffic management patterns used with cloud-based deployments on Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform. 
  • 1 or more years of experience in Docker and Kubernetes.
  • 1 or more years of experience in HashiCorp tooling, specifically Terraform and Vault.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience building Kubernetes operators in Go 
  • Content Distribution with Fastly 
  • Experience with DNS 
  • Load balancing, networking, DNS, and traffic management with AWS 
  • Work with application teams to deliver their apps and services to edge networks. 
  • A good grasp of multi-tier application architecture and concepts of networking, load balancing, monitoring and *nix OS. 


The annual base pay range for this role is between:
$140,000$155,000 USD

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 provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws, and will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable "Fair Chance" laws.

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