The New York Times

Associate Data Engineer

14 June 2024
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Deadline date:
£50000 - £100000 / year

Job 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 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. 

About the Role

The Domain Data Products team is a data engineering team responsible for building and supporting the data products — the data warehouses, metrics stores and dashboards — that allow the business to gain insight from important data sources throughout the company including subscription metrics, behavioral data, and revenue. We use our data platform to ingest, transform, store and govern data from a variety of domains across the business. This data powers analytics, delivers relevant experiences to our customers, and fuels data-informed strategic decisions company-wide. This role is based in New York



  • Modernize and simplify data pipelines and datasets by using SQL modeling in dbt

  • Work with partners and analysts to design and implement data models and audits of important metrics to ensure data-correctness and freshness SLOs are met.

  • Automate tasks such as end-to-end testing and report generation

  • Build transformation pipelines with tools such as BigQuery, dbt, Airflow, FiveTran, Mode and other services in Google Cloud Platform using languages such as Python, Go & SQL

  • You will report to the Engineering Manager


Basic Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with SQL and some experience optimizing queries 

  • 1+ Years of experience with programming in at least one language (Go, Java or Python most preferred) 

  • 1+ years of experience with Agile methodologies and the software development lifecycle


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some experience with DevOps best practices

  • Experience with the modern data stack (Fivetran / Snowflake / dbt / Looker / Hightouch or equivalents)

  • Experience with public cloud platforms like AWS, GCP or Azure

  • Familiarity with BI tools (e.g. Looker, Mode, Tableau) and experience sharing data insights with reports and dashboards


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:$88,000—$110,000 USD

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.

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