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The New York Times

Staff iOS Software Engineer, GMAX

Computer and Mathematical


Full Time


New York, New York, United States

The [Register to View] target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">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 looking for a Staff iOS engineer to support important moments in the subscriber journey.

The GMAX (Growth Mobile Applications eXperience) team’s mission is to grow NYT’s subscriber footprint by developing an in-app customer journey and delivering unique value in the NYT apps ( NYT News, Cooking, Games and Audio) . When you join GMAX you’ll be part of an engineering organization that values transparency, openness, diversity, learning, community, and continuous improvement.

Who we’re looking for

As a staff engineer on the GMAX team, you will be instrumental in driving our technical strategy to a more scalable, maintainable, and performant architecture through collaboration with cross functional partners and external company teams.

Don't hesitate if you don't hit everything in this job description. If you’re a good human with related experience, we want to hear from you!

You’ll be an ideal candidate if you:

  • Have experience working in Swift, setting up A/B tests, implementing analytics, and working with in-app purchases

  • Have an understanding of iOS design patterns and enjoy working with SwiftUI

  • Embrace challenges, learn from mistakes, and are always learning

  • Advocate for unit and UI testing, and want to help other engineers level up their testing skills

  • Enjoy working with a distributed team and understand how to make the most of asynchronous collaboration.

  • Provided technical mentorship to developer and non-developer team members

  • Enjoy collaboration with others on a technical team, have a good product sense, and the vision to translate product goals into quality code.

  • Lead technical projects from brainstorming through delivery

  • Experience building libraries that can be used by multiple applications

Your Responsibilities:

  • You will develop and test new and update existing features

  • You will participate in code reviews, likely reviewing more code than contributing

  • You will write unit tests, and work with QA to ensure functional automated tests can be written

  • You will work closely with product, project, design, data, QA and other engineers to guide product development

  • You will collaborate with internal NYTimes services, as well as external APIs

  • You will optimize the platform to ensure high performance by writing quality code and partnering with QA team to test and fix bugs

  • You will mentor other engineers and help them develop the skills to grow in their careers

  • You will create and maintain features using Swift.

  • You will participate in our technical discussions on developing product features.

  • You will help promote standards in Swift development and delivery, and engage with the community of iOS developers at the Times.

  • Where applicable, you will integrate with broader New York Times iOS platform code, which may be at least partially written or have dependencies written in Objective-C.

Desired experience:

  • 5+ years professional software development experience working with iOS (Swift primarily)

  • Experience working with Agile software development methodologies

  • Deep knowledge of payments, subscriptions, and managing in-app purchases with Storekit 1 and Storekit 2.

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

  • Degree with a focus on software engineering, analytics, data science

  • Interest in working as part of a distributed team and using collaboration tools

  • Extensive knowledge of Git/GitHub and best practices for peer review

  • Familiarity with build tools and continuous integration

  • Strong understanding of dependency injection

  • You should care deeply about iOS app performance, quality and responsiveness.

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.

Culture and Benefits

  • We are committed to career development, supported by a formal mentoring program, tuition reimbursement ($8000 annually), a conference budget, and 20% of work time to focus on learning. We have frequent panel discussions and talks through a variety of CoPs and ERGs.

  • We believe diversity fuels innovation and creativity, and we have a variety of employee groups dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

  • We run a Maker Week event once a year, where cross functional peers come together to work on compelling, creative, self-driven projects.

  • 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 a great parental leave policy, which was recently expanded in response to employee feedback.

  • We are a New York- based engineering organization with a remote-friendly workplace that includes engineers around the world.


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.