Rust Job: Staff Software Engineer, Edge Platforms

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New York, NY - United States of America

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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 world-renowned newsroom that 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,
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Job Description

The New York Times is not just a globally renowned publisher of independent news and investigative journalism. We’ve added diverse, accessible cooking recipes and techniques, viral and intellectually stimulating games, highly researched consumer product reviews, and we’re still expanding our product offerings. We recently acquired The Athletic, adding deep sports news coverage to our high-quality journalism. We’re building out learning platforms for kids, further expanding into new mediums like audio, and reimagining all of our products to deliver a unified, personalized experience for our 20 million paid subscribers. Our content is accessed by 100 million users across 100 countries.
The Times has seen record breaking revenue growth over the last 5 years, and a major foundation for that success is the technology built by our talented and autonomous engineering teams. We will continue to increase investments in our engineers to drive an ambitious growth plan to reach 30% net new paying subscribers by 2027.
Edge Platforms
Our services power 100% of NYT traffic and are the first gateways for all of our readers and journalists. The team’s responsibilities encompass CDN, DNS, edge caching, and unified traffic ingress and API Gateway.
We use software written in Go to manage distributed systems, Kubernetes to host them, and modern CI & CD tooling to deploy them. Our traffic management solutions leverage cloud-native technologies including Gloo, Envoy, Istio, Cilium, and WebAssembly. We work in both AWS and GCP, and exclusively use Infrastructure-as-Code to accelerate development.
We are looking for a staff level engineer (tech lead) with deep experience in the above edge technologies to help architect and design the future of our edge infrastructure which will enable our personalization product strategy.
  • Assess the implementation of both platform and product-specific distributed systems and identify designs that would enable full migration to a dynamic API gateway.
  • Leverage observability and cloud native technologies to scale a dynamic API gateway layer to millions of users
  • Work with engineering and product leads and principal engineer to inform team prioritization and technical roadmap
  • Provide software-focused mentorship to earlier career engineers on the team
  • Drive culture of automation and scalability through leadership as well as delivery
  • Build consensus for designs and architectures by working on design documents and PoCs
  • Be a technical leader on multiple high scale, high visibility projects
Required Experience
  • Experience building and managing high scale distributed systems and backend APIs from both a software and infrastructure perspective at scale
  • Writing backend APIs using any of Go, Rust, .NET, Java, Python, Ruby to scale and managing them in production
  • A passion towards automating things. We love repeatable processes and know that humans are prone to error. We’d like to automate deployments, monitoring releases and even brewing our coffee.
  • Experience troubleshooting and resolving production incidents for high-scale systems
  • A bias towards helping people. Many teams will rely upon you for help to build and operate their systems.
  • A high degree of empathy for existing solutions and issues. The New York Times is quite modern in many ways but is also prone to having issues that a 165 year old organization may have - including legacy systems and processes. There are many things to fix.
Some of the tech we use
Go, GCP, AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Drone, Terraform, Vault, Fastly
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 annual base pay range for this role is between $160,000.00 and $175,000.00.
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.