Wirecutter · Nov 15th 2018
Headquarters: New York, NY URL:
About the position:
Wirecutter is seeking an experienced senior full stack engineer to join the team that is responsible for the application, APIs, and client interfaces that serve our product reviews and power our business. This is a new position on a team of two-plus engineers, reporting to the engineering manager and working closely with engineers, product managers, and designers. Successful candidates thrive in a fast-paced environment, think critically, communicate clearly, collaborate, solve problems, write quality code, and ship features that achieve business goals. As a senior engineer, you play a pivotal role in building a best-in-class product platform. You should be comfortable working remotely. Ideally, you have experience working on a distributed development team.
We have a strong focus on scale, reliability, performance, and product agility, and that means picking the right tool for the job while being pragmatic and flexible. The tech stack for the platform team mainly consists of:
This is a remote (US-only) full time position.
Founded five years ago by journalists fed up with the time and energy it takes to shop, Wirecutter developed a simpler approach to giving buying advice: Just tell people exactly what to get in one single guide. The company’s purpose: to help people find great things, quickly and easily. Through rigorous testing, research, reporting, and whatever means necessary, we create straightforward recommendations that save readers unnecessary stress, time, and effort. We then monetize these guides by enabling our readers to easily purchase the products they are interested in.
Wirecutter was recently acquired by, and is now a subsidiary of, The New York Times Company. As part of the acquisition, The Times is investing in Wirecutter to accelerate its business through editorial category expansion, development of more robust product features, and unlocking of new revenue streams.
Even with offices in New York City and Los Angeles, Wirecutter remains a highly remote culture, and open to employing people across the country (and in Canada!). Right now, we are eligible to hire in CA, CT, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, NV, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA. If you live outside of these states but are still interested in working with Wirecutter, you are welcome to apply, and we will keep your information on file for future opportunities.
Benefits and Perks:
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.
To apply: Apply directly via: https://nytimes.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Wirecutter/job/New-York-NY/Senior-Software-Engineer_REQ-003919