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Senior Manager, News Product Engineering

The New York Times – New York, NY

Do you want to improve advertising on the internet - but don t know how?

Our team is looking for creative, driven managers with strong technical backgrounds that want to make a difference.

We use technology to improve the user experience of advertising across all digital platforms at The New York Times while maintaining or growing our revenue. Our advertising revenue is necessary to put journalists where news happens. A smooth advertising experience is our priority when delivering the news to our readers. Our team contributes by driving both of these efforts for the long-term sustainability of the business.

Our Values

Humor, inclusiveness, creativity, people-first.

What we do?

Our team builds new libraries and tools to improve standardization across platforms. We recently architected a multi-platform advertising framework using ReactJS, which makes ad implementation seamless. This framework, as well as other tools we have built, can be open-sourced to help the industry as a whole. We collaborate with many technology teams and platforms including Android, IOS, Hybrid, Story, Home and Interactive News. We partner with many companies in the advertising industry including Google and Amazon to enhance the advertising experience together. We measure overall page performance as well as advertising load time to find opportunities for improvement.

About you

  • You are comfortable managing a team of 2-4 individual contributors now, and can grow to manage a larger team over time

  • You have a strong technical skillset, particularly JavaScript (ES6): You can take ownership of a high-quality digital experience from start to finish.

  • You are comfortable delegating coding work to your team, rather than taking it on yourself.

  • You are eager to attract and keep talented developers.

  • You are interested in supporting wider initiatives across the Tech org, such as mentorship and diversity programs

  • You show a strong knowledge of modern software design and architecture

  • You show technically proficiency in writing performant, scalable, reusable, testable code

  • You have a solid understanding of the HTTP request-response lifecycle

  • You know ReactJS or are able to quickly learn it

  • You will direct the development and maintenance of large-scale, high-performance web applications

  • You also have a strong sense of personal responsibility: You can be trusted to deliver.

  • You take a creative approach to solving problems.

  • You enjoy a fast-paced role with high impact

  • Youre comfortable jumping between details and bigger-picture challenges.

  • If you are a member of a group that has been historically underrepresented in technology, we especially encourage you to apply.

About our tech/ How We Work

  • JavaScript - ES6, NodeJS, and ReactJS, HTML5, CSS3 are the teams predominant technologies.

  • Deployment, testing and maintenance of projects are shared responsibilities.

  • Agile Software Development, Pair Programming, Test Driven Development and Continuous Delivery

  • React, Relay/Apollo Client and GraphQL

  • Unit, integration and functional tests and testing tools

  • Platforms on cloud-based, managed services on AWS / GCP

  • DevOps experience (Drone, Ansible, Varnish, Nginx)

  • Public (github, bitbucket) and open source contributions

Benefits and Perks:

  • Support our original, independent and reported journalism.
  • We provide great 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 great 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 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.

#LI-CT1

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.
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