Associate Software Engineer, Full Stack

Job Description

About the role:

NYT Cooking helps you discover and cook the world's best recipes. Our team is tight knit and interdisciplinary - we work with our design, data, product, marketing and editorial partners to prototype and scale new features for both our responsive website and mobile apps. We are made up of small, focused groups tasked with building great cooking experiences on a variety of devices and platforms including web, iOS and Android.

Who we're looking for:

From streamlining navigation patterns to iterating on our search functionality and personalized offerings, you'll work within a focused team to encourage discovery and get users to cook with us more often. You'll use data insights and machine learning capabilities to meet users where they are and surface recipes that are most relevant to them.You will report to the engineering manager of the Discovery and Personalization track within the Cooking department.

As a Cooking Engineer, you will:
  • Join a team that includes peers from design, product, marketing, data science and cooking editors
  • Work with current technologies including Next.js, GraphQL and Ruby
  • Have a voice in the direction of our products
  • Work with all parts of the stack and contribute to broader architectural discussions

To thrive in this role, you should:
  • Have at least one year of professional experience working with current web technologies
  • Be able to work in a collaborative environment with peers from different backgrounds and skills
  • Enjoy finding creative technical solutions which integrate future-proof best practices with delivering early and often.
  • Show curiosity about the world and a commitment to continued growth

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.

This role is open to full-time remote and NYC Based in-office employees.

Benefits and Perks
  • 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 an expanded parental leave policy. Birth mothers receive 16 weeks paid, adoptive parents and birth partners receive 10 weeks also paid.
  • We support growth and learning with $8,000 annually for tuition reimbursement and a formal mentorship program.
  • Kitchen Days! We encourage everyone on our team to take one day every quarter out of the office, cooking a recipe from anywhere.

  • You will be helping to power, distribute and expand what is possible for our award-winning journalism. We've won more Pulitzer Prizes than any other organization (including three in 2018), and you can celebrate with the award winners in our newsroom.
  • We believe diversity fuels innovation and creativity, and we have a variety of employee groups dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • We are a New York- based engineering organization with a remote-friendly workplace that includes engineers around the world.
  • We are committed to career development and have a formal mentoring program. We encourage our engineers to participate in conferences and we frequently host talks by industry leaders (Sheryl Sandberg, Melinda Gates and Ta-Nehisi Coates are a few recent examples).
  • Every person within the tech organization is expected to spend five full days focusing on learning. We have a generous tuition reimbursement program and you can use this time on career-relevant activities like attending a formal class, internal company training, online training, a self-developed learning program or even by teaching others.
  • We run a Maker Week event once a year, where Design, Product, Project, Marketing and Technology come together to work on compelling, creative, cross-functional projects.


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.