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The New York Times

Senior Engineering Manager, Identity

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 has been fulfilling our mission to "seek the truth and help people understand the world" for nearly 170 years by delivering world-class journalism. As we seek to become a leader in the digital media business, we are expanding our investment in engineering to build strategic platforms to enhance the work of our journalists and product partners, and deliver innovation at the speed of news.

About the Group:

The Identity group makes it easy for product teams across the Times to build a differentiated user experience for our readers that depend on a user’s identity and access permissions. We build and maintain a world-class platform that enables the creation and continued access of millions of user accounts, as well as APIs and services that allow our business to have a unified, accurate, and complete view of customer profiles. We constantly strive to be the experts in the Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) domain, so that we can engineer pragmatic solutions that are highly scalable, reliable, resilient, and efficient to support our rapidly growing user base and to help our internal partners deliver quickly.

What You’ll Do:

  • Expand a team of software engineers and work with engineering leadership on a team structure, charter, and vision that aligns with the overall Identity platform strategy

  • Iterate on processes such as onboarding, knowledge sharing, and pairing to ensure a growing team continues to have the knowledge necessary to do their job effectively

  • Collaborate with senior engineers in the team to review architecture, design, development, testing and deployment of the solution

  • Coach, mentor, and give constructive feedback to help engineers grow in their professional careers

  • Help establish and advocate for engineering best practices with an emphasis on operating an enterprise platform at scale

  • Partner with Product, Design, and PMO partners to balance technical enhancements, tech debt management and new feature development

  • Support the collection and publishing of key business and operational metrics for the team.

  • Promote an inclusive team culture where engineers of diverse backgrounds can learn and grow

  • Lead a team who is building essential systems that are core to the mission of the New York Times

You Have:

  • 2+ years Engineering Management experience and software development experience on platforms or backend systems

  • An interest in building an inclusive team culture for engineers of diverse backgrounds

  • Experience hiring, onboarding, and coaching new engineers as well as managing senior engineers

  • Comfort navigating change and leading teams through new initiatives and a changing business and technical landscape

  • Ability to communicate highly technical concepts to non-technical partners and stakeholders

  • Value for learning and growth and supporting a blameless culture where engineers can learn from failure

  • Experience building and running high performance, high demand products or systems in a production environment

Even better if you are knowledgeable in any of:

  • Token-based authentication protocols and formats such as JWT, OIDC

  • Service-to-service authentication and communication

  • Infrastructure and configuration as code

  • Persistent storage in a distributed environment

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