Lead Engineer
Wirecutter Money
About the position:

Wirecutter Money is looking for an experienced web engineer to lead the development and drive the architectural decisions of its small engineering team with a focus on its newly established financial product database. This database is the lynchpin of Wirecutter Money’s ability to provide accurate and up to date information to its readers, automate changes within content to our financial products, and build the foundation for the business.

The tech stack for Money consists of:

This is a new position created as we continue our investment in Wirecutter Money. Money engineers operate within a distributed, agile, cross-functional squad that includes product, project, design, editorial, and other engineers. While some of this work will be self-contained, there will be a number of features or dependencies requiring collaboration across Wirecutter’s engineering organization. 

What are we looking for: 

We are a startup within a startup within a big company. For that reason, we’re looking for a strong communicator and a scrappy problem-solver. You should love to roll up your sleeves, find creative solutions, proactively identify opportunities, and deliver user and business value. 

We’re looking for an engineer that will help us grow this new venture from the ground up. As such, you should love to solve problems, be comfortable with uncertainty and be unafraid to make mistakes. Most importantly, you should have a deep passion for helping readers navigate complex subjects. We are a fiercely independent and reader-centric company. A deep appreciation to serve the reader above all else is a must. 

You will:

About you:


About Wirecutter Money:

Wirecutter is The New York Times Company’s product recommendation service. The company was founded in 2011 with a simple mission: to save people the time and stress of figuring out what to buy. It became a part of The New York Times Company in October 2016. 

This role will join a young team focused on providing guidance, reviews and recommendations in the personal finance space. Wirecutter wants to help students and early to mid-career professionals navigate essential financial firsts. We believe that by having the right financial knowledge at the right time, our readers can solve problems, maximize future financial opportunities and avoid common pitfalls. 

In short, when it comes to starting their financial lives, Wirecutter wants to make sure no reader ever has to say, “I wish I’d known...”

Locations:

Even with offices in New York City and Los Angeles, Wirecutter remains a highly remote culture with employees across the United States. Right now, we are eligible to hire in the following locations:

CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NV, NY, OR, PA, TX, VA, or WA.

Benefits and Perks:
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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.

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