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The New York Times

Head of Delivery Engineering (REQ-011780_New_York)

Computer and Mathematical



Full Time


New York, New York, United States

The [Register to View] target="_blank">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 newsroom that’s 1,700 strong and 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.

Job Description

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.

As The New York Times seeks to become “[Register to View] target="_blank">a world class digital media business” we are expanding our investment in engineering. The Head of Delivery Engineering is a key role in helping us build an engineering organization primed to deliver world class platforms and infrastructure to elevate the work of our product development teams as well as the content and products that they produce.

About The Delivery Engineering Team

Delivery Engineering is a team that is central to the technical strategy and evolution at The New York Times, designed to propel the growth of the business by creating highly leverageable platforms and infrastructure. This year, the team will grow to over 50 engineers and leaders across four main pillars, each of which is designed to provide platforms and infrastructure for the entirety of the product engineering organization. The four main pillars are as follows:

  • Developer Productivity: Build paved roads for CI/CD and application templating to significantly improve the developer experience and improve developer efficiency

  • Production Runtimes: Build infrastructure to host NYT applications and to significantly improve our products’ reliability, scalability, security, performance, and resilience

  • Operations Engineering: Build tools, systems, and processes to allow our developers better understand the health of our products and to enable our development teams to be more effective at managing their applications

  • Engagements: Work with engineering teams throughout NYT to help them improve their architectures and operations, while providing valuable context to Delivery Engineering on how to evolve our platforms and infrastructure

In addition to working with and supporting all other product engineering and development teams, Delivery Engineering also works closely with other parts of the organization, including Information Security and Enterprise Technology.

About You

The Head of Delivery Engineering is an engineering leadership role, which means we are seeking candidates who are strong technologists, exceptional leaders of engineers and engineering leaders, and collaborative partners. We expect you to demonstrate strength in the following criteria:

  • You have led large engineering teams and have encouraged a culture of growth, innovation and creativity

  • You are passionate about creating inclusive environments for development teams to do their best work and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • You are skilled at sourcing, attracting, recruiting, hiring, growing, and retaining exceptional and diverse teams

  • You have led meaningful organization, process, and technical changes across multiple teams within an engineering organization

  • You value building excellent partnerships and default to collaboration

  • You have extensive experience building centralized infrastructure, platforms, services, operations and other shared technologies that are used by a wide variety of internal engineering teams

  • You can make and drive trade-offs ensuring technology progress while supporting essential needs, and prioritize short and long-term needs and strategy

  • You know what it takes to build and operate large-scale distributed systems, designed to be highly reliable, performant, scalable, secure, observable, and operable


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 consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local "Fair Chance" laws.