Software Engineer, Data Collections

Software Engineer, Data Collections

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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 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, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.

Job Description


The New York Times' Data Engineering group is looking for inventive and motivated back-end or full-stack software engineers to join the Data Collections team. You will build full-stack data applications and infrastructure. You will work with the Data Collections product owner and project manager to implement projects and will report to the team's engineering manager. Our platform captures analytics data across The Times' user-facing properties. We process tens-of-thousands of events per second, distill terabytes of data each day, and support reporting and decision-making at all levels of the company. 

About Us

The Data Collections team owns our internal analytics tracking platform, Event Tracker. We're a remote-friendly, back-end-leaning full-stack team and use Google Cloud services. Our core applications rely on Google App Engine (Go), Google Cloud Dataflow (Java), BigQuery (SQL), and Airflow (Python). We maintain frontend tracking libraries (JavaScript) for the web and assist Marketing with third-party tracking implementations using Google Tag Manager. We use Data Build Tool (dbt core) to manage ET-SOR, The Times' behavioral data reporting layer. We also work with native app developers to support Android and iOS shared libraries for Event Tracker.


  • Support the full Event Tracker application stack 

  • Help plan and build new application features and tools in consultation with product stakeholders and other engineering teams

  • Consult with analysts and product owners designing tracking solutions

  • Advise other engineering teams implementing analytics events

  • Review third-party marketing tracking with an eye to data governance

  • Learn new tools and languages when needed


  • 2+ years production-level software engineering experience working with:

    • Data intensive applications in Java (eg. Google Cloud Dataflow / Apache Beam)

    • Data schema design and modeling using dbt 

    • Relational databases and standard SQL (eg. BigQuery / columnar DB)

  • Knowledge of front-end analytics implementation and tag management systems

  • Experience with Agile project management

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 $104,000.00 and $130,000.00. 

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.

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