[New Job Opening] Software Engineer, Wirecutter job Vacancy in New York, NY


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Software Engineer, Wirecutter
New York, NY
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Description : 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.
About the position
Wirecutter is seeking experienced Software Engineers to help build features that improve on the ways our millions of readers make informed buying decisions. As a Software Engineer on the Reader Experience team, you will sit in a cross-functional group that includes other engineers, product management, design, project management and editorial. Our mission is to be the most trusted and helpful recommendation service, and you will use your knowledge and skills alongside your team members to help us get there.
Specifically, the Reader Experience team’s focus lies in creating a beautiful and performant experience for mobile and desktop readers of Wirecutter, as well as developing and evangelizing a design system used by Wirecutter development teams. In this role, you’ll utilize your perspective and experience in UI/UX, design systems, and modern front-end technologies to help our design and product teams envision the best solutions for our business and readers. A great candidate is equally interested in details, like the proper margins around a byline, and big picture initiatives such as refactoring the grid layout of an entire page. You can find ways to be inquisitive, helpful, and move the team forward through those varying levels of problem solving.
We have a respectful and inclusive culture that values learning, creative problem solving, supportive teamwork, and shipping value. We flex where we need to flex and solve problems the best way we can with the information we have available. We support each other and celebrate successes together.
Wirecutter is powered by a modern web stack consisting of a variety of languages and frameworks including:
On the front end: SCSS, React, NextJS, Storybook.js, Node.js, Apollo GraphQL
And on the backend: Headless WordPress PHP, SQL, Laravel PHP
We are looking for engineers with a few years’ experience solving these types of problems, but time is not necessarily a measure of leveling, and we will work to level candidates to Wirecutter’s career levels during the hiring process.
This is a remote position in a fully distributed department. We are eligible to hire you if you live in the United States in the following states only: CA, CO, CT, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, ME, MA, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, UT, WA.
In this role, you will:
Collaboratively tackle challenging green-field problems as part of a cross-functional team.
Write, test, debug, and deploy code across a variety of languages and frameworks, particularly CSS(SCSS), Javascript/React and PHP.
Work closely with Product and Design functions to ideate and plan technical approaches to new features.
Work across the different phases of the software development lifecycle including estimating level-of-effort, identifying the best approach, building, performing QA testing, deploying, documenting, debugging, and supporting features.
Participate and contribute to stand-ups, sprint planning, and retrospectives at the agile team level and up.
Perform code reviews with helpful and meaningful feedback for your teammates.
Mentor and grow peers in new technologies and methodologies.
Research, document, note trade-offs and recommend potential solutions around future product features.
Work collaboratively across the engineering department to ensure standard methodologies and processes are followed.
Lead by example.
About You
You think critically, provide helpful feedback to your co-workers, collaborate well with others, tackle problems that achieve business goals, and are biased towards action. You own and learn from errors and mistakes, and work to help others not make the same mistake themselves. You are self-aware, can clearly communicate complex ideas in writing or in person, and have a genuine interest in learning and growing.
You should have a good mix of:
A team-first mentality and a desire to work with and learn from other disciplines.
Empathy for our readers and desire to improve their experiences.
Experience building complex, user-facing features from ideation to maintenance.
A strong perspective on software principles, scaling, performance, and quality.
Practiced and refined communication skills that allow you to convey complex ideas in writing or in person.
The ability to debug and communicate around complex issues.
Ability to use your technical skills to achieve business goals.
Analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
Experience developing features that require integration with a content management system such as WordPress or Drupal.
Ideally, you have previously worked on a distributed or hybrid team.
A great candidate has opinions on or interests in:
Content Management at Scale
Design systems
Performant UI
About Wirecutter
Wirecutter strives to be the most trusted product recommendation service on the internet. We obsessively test and report on thousands of items each year to recommend the best of everything. Our goal is to save you time and eliminate the stress of shopping, whether you’re looking for everyday gear or gifts for loved ones. We work with total editorial independence. That means nothing appears on the site as a recommendation unless our writers and editors have deemed it the best through our rigorous reporting and testing. Wirecutter was founded in September 2011 and acquired by The New York Times Company in October 2016. Wirecutter is mission-driven and reader-supported; learn more about us here .
Overview of Benefits at Wirecutter and The New York Times Company:
Though Wirecutter has a physical office in New York City, the company promotes and encourages a remote workforce, so that our employees can work in flexible and comfortable ways. We are committed to career development, supported by a formal mentoring program as well as tuition reimbursement. We believe diversity fuels innovation and creativity, and we have a variety of affinity and employee resource groups and task forces across The New York Times Company and Wirecutter dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.
The New York Times Company and Wirecutter provide employees and their families access to a comprehensive suite of benefits that includes not only medical, dental, and vision coverage, but also programs that help support their wellness goals. We offer a full suite of work/life assistance benefits including a generous parental leave policy, which was recently expanded in response to employee feedback. Employees giving birth now receive 20 weeks of paid leave. Non-birth, including adoptive parents, spouses, and parents also receive 20 weeks of paid leave. In addition, we also offer 401k matching.
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.
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