Android Engineer

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The 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

Since 1851, The New York Times' mission has been seeking the truth and helping people understand the world. Whether it's bringing new truths to light through reporting, finding the perfect side dish to pair with dinner, or challenging yourself with the Sunday crossword, our mobile apps bring this mission right to our subscribers' hands. Our Android apps are progressive - just a few months ago, we were mentioned at Google I/O for being an early adopter of Jetpack Compose in production. Our teams advocate for the best approach to building apps, and look to the future by participating in Early Access Programs.

Our remote-friendly mobile teams sit at the intersection of our mission. We're looking for Android Engineers of all levels to help us take our apps to the next level. Some of the opportunities include:
  • Build engaging features to improve the reader experience in our flagship News app
  • Maximize subscriber value within our Growth Platform
  • Apply the latest trends in native and hybrid development to create engaging experiences on our Games team
  • Help users discover and cook the world's best recipes on the Cooking team
  • Create the next generation of audio storytelling on our new Audio team
  • Build the foundational technologies that empower all mobile teams by joining the App Platforms team


You'll be an ideal candidate if you:
  • Have professional experience building sophisticated app experiences using Kotlin, Java, and related technologies
  • Understand Android design patterns, memory management and multi-threading
  • Are excited to use the latest platform technologies like Jetpack Compose, Coroutines, Dagger, and Room.
  • Will help promote engineering excellence in mobile development
  • Embrace challenges, learn from mistakes, and are always looking to the future of mobile development
  • Are excited about The New York Times, and share our mission to help people understand the world


This role will require limited on-call hours.

Benefits and Perks:
  • Support our original, independent, and deeply reported journalism.
  • We embrace remote work and do our best to thoughtfully support colleagues wherever they can be happiest.
  • 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 great parental leave with five months off.
  • We are committed to career development and ongoing learning, and provide employees $8,000 annually for tuition reimbursement.
  • Hack on original ideas during Maker Week.
  • We have frequent panel discussions and talks by a wide variety of 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.


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.