Software Engineer - Marketing Technology Backend in New York

Software Engineer - Marketing Technology Backend
The New York Times Company
New York NY USA

Job Details

Updated on 2019-05-23

Job Description

Be a part of the digital revolution of a 150-year-old institution with a “mission worth fighting for.”

Join the New York Times as a Software Engineer on the Marketing Technology Backend team.

What It’s All About…

The New York Times is respected for its ambitious, high-quality journalism, which has earned it an unmatched number of Pulitzer Prizes, and for its reach and influence. Now, in the digital age, we need to transform the nation’s “newspaper of record” into a media-tech powerhouse.

Our Team:

We are a core engineering team responsible for creating solutions to launch multi-channel marketing campaigns using a CMS system called Magnolia. We use modern javascript to create generic front end components to enable quick to market publications of branded NYTimes content, and utilize JAVA on the backend to extend core functionality of Magnolia to provide custom and optimized workflow for the New York Times content publishers.

How We Work:

  • We utilize agile methodologies for our work

  • We release often, you will have code go live in your first few weeks

  • Pair programming - you’ll work closely with and learn from our top-notch engineers in and out of our team

  • Positive, collaborative work environment - we believe happy developers are good developers

  • casual dress code and a friendly culture

What You’ll Do…   

On our team, you’ll get to jump right into our quick development cycle and work on:

  • Enhancing features of Magnolia CMS such as targeting & personalization

  • Expanding our monitoring, alerting, & testing frameworks

  • Improving our resilience & security solutions

You’ll write and debug Java code, write tests, develop automation tooling, and help design new features.

Who Should Apply…

You’re a good communicator with strong problem-solving skills and a focus on learning and improving yourself and others. You’re curious and open-minded, able to question but commit. You want to work on systems and projects that are critical to the business.

  • Comfortable with Java

  • Strong programming skills

  • Experience or interest in learning:

      • RESTful Web Services and HTTP

      • SQL, Databases

      • Agile methodologies

      • Continuous delivery engineering practices

      • DevOps

      • Automated Tests

      • Cloud technologies (AWS, GCP)

It’s The New York Times!

This is a unique opportunity to work at a historic and innovative global media organization Our team pioneered the digital subscription business for The New York Times, and you can count on doing work that will have dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. direct impact as we strengthen and grow that business.

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.

Software Engineer - Marketing Technology Backend
The New York Times Company
New York NY USA