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The New York Times

Associate Software Engineer, Activation

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

The New York Times is seeking an Associate Engineer to join the Activation Team.

About the team

The Activation team conducts various frontend experiments across multiple NYTimes subscriber onboarding surfaces and segments. The team’s mission is to contribute to the customer journey by converting anonymous, registered and former readers to paid subscribers.

About the role

We are looking for a creative, curious, and collaborative associate engineer to join the Activation team. You work on messaging, design and offer experiments on various frontend systems. You will work on interesting technical problems that directly contribute to the New York Times’ goal of 15 million subscribers by the end of 2027. You will report to the Engineering Manager of the team.

In this role, you will:

  • Build reusable front-end components and capabilities (such as integrations with APIs and design systems)

  • Integrate with APIs to help power our subscriber journey

  • Guide and govern partnering teams to use our front-end components to build onsite messaging experiences, with the goal of growing our subscriber base

  • Collaborate with other engineers on tasks such gathering requirements to architecture design to execution

  • Work closely with design, data and product partners to drive the team’s goals forward

You’ll be an ideal candidate if you:

  • Have robust experience with React and modern web tooling technologies

  • Have strong HTML, Javascript and CSS skills

  • Have experience building reusable, scalable, and observable front-end components

  • Have knowledge of design system best practices

  • Have experience building on public cloud platform services such as Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • Enjoy collaborating with other engineers through design sessions, pair programming, and reviewing pull requests, while also being able to balance working independently

  • Have strong communication and collaboration skills with cross-functional partners and stakeholder engineers

  • Have experience investigating issues and bugs and working with QA engineers to track down and resolve bugs

  • Have experience working with Github version source control

Our tech stack:

  • We build front-end components in React, with the latest versions of JavaScript and TypeScript.


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.

This role may require limited on-call hours. An on-call schedule will be determined when you join, taking into account team size and other variables.


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.