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The New York Times

Engineering Manager, NYT Cooking (REQ-010769_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

The New York Times is seeking an Engineering Manager to join the NYT Cooking ( team in our Standalone Products Group. NYT Cooking enriches people's lives by making them better, more confident cooks. The Cooking team takes great pride in matching the editorial expertise, guidance, and voice of The Times with superior digital functionality, design and service. We are a supportive and collaborative team that values inclusion, diversity and personal growth. This role reports to the Senior Engineering Director of Cooking.

A little more about the Standalone Products Group

Through the Cooking, Games, and Audio organizations, the Standalone Products Group focuses on finding, building and growing new businesses that are complementary to the mission of The New York Times. The group focuses on building products through user-centered design and is composed of tightly-knit, interdependent representatives from product and project management, development and design. Through iteration, testing, empathetic research and experimentation, we are continuously evolving the products we deliver, and the team members strive to provide an extraordinary experience for everyone who interacts with them.

How We Work

We employ an Agile/Scrum methodology to deliver reliable software in a predictable way. We push code to production on a regular cadence and optimize for speed of delivery without compromising on quality. Engineering Managers, while not always directly responsible for delivery, are most definitely responsible for creating a culture and processes that keep developers happy and in the flow as they work. We support Engineering Managers in this role by providing:

  • Management and professional development training offered in-house

  • Reimbursement for self-directed management training off-site

  • Clearly defined career ladders

  • Managers who really care about your career development and strongly support it

  • Monthly all-managers meetings and roundtables to share knowledge and learn from peers

  • And more…

As an Engineering Manager on the NYT Cooking you can expect to:

  • Lead a cross-platform team of three iOS and four Android engineers

  • Develop people and teams through coaching, mentoring and feedback.

  • Build, mentor and grow a diverse and talented team of engineers.

  • Work closely with product owners, project managers, and other partners to ensure we deliver best in class Product.

  • Help drive innovation and technical growth in the team.

  • Help establish and advocate for the best engineering practices.

  • Help form the future of Cooking’s mobile product and team

  • Work with other managers throughout the organization on cross-team initiatives and projects.

You are a good fit for this role because:
  • You are passionate and enthusiastic about what you do and rely on that to motivate members of your team

  • You use strong listening skills and open-ended questions as tools to coach your engineers

  • You advocate and facilitate continuous improvement and learning

  • You have experience managing native (iOS or Android) engineering teams

  • You have the ability to adapt and handle multiple competing priorities

  • You understand the core technologies and engineering challenges facing native app development

  • You are an excellent communicator and have strong interpersonal skills


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.