Infrastructure Engineer

Job Description

The Infrastructure Engineer will be part of the infrastructure engineering & operations team that designs, engineers, implements, and maintains The New York Times Global Terrestrial and Cloud Infrastructure, and its Identity platform.

The individual in this position will bring expertise to continually improve the NYT IT infrastructure design, to engineer new and innovative solutions that address continually evolving needs, and provide a secure and highly available computing platform. In addition, s/he will configure and maintain existing infrastructure components, implement upgrades, utilize management tools to monitor & report on the reliability of the environment.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Independently research and provide both business and technical solutions based on and related to customer needs and specifications and deploy them into our production infrastructure.

  • Monitor, test, analyze and evaluate the existing infrastructure environment and optimize it based on resiliency, technological advancements, and cost

  • Design and implementation of automation platforms

  • Evaluate new technologies and create alpha/beta releases, and determine the viability and suitability of existing technologies

  • Produce documentation of use cases, business and technical solutions, and overall technology concepts—and write reference architecture papers to explain how expedient products can be used to solve specific business challenges

  • Present to and solicit feedback from application, development, and operations teams

  • Ability to influence stakeholders about adopting new technology, solution improvements, and updates to existing technology

  • Be part of an on-call rotation to monitor, analyze and resolve critical infrastructure issues and incidents, including on an emergency basis  

  • Occasional travel in support of implementations & operation is required. 

The Infrastructure Engineer will need to have the following skills:

  • 5-7 years of progressive professional experience in IT

  • Strong understanding of Identity and Access Management domain

  • Strong understanding of Cloud based deployments on AWS and GCP Cloud Platforms

  • Strong experience with Linux and Windows Operating Systems

  • Recent relevant experience working with Active Directory, Identity federation, SAML, OAuth, and OpenID Connect

  • Experience working with foundational enterprise technologies such as DNS, DHCP, PKI, LDAP, Syslog, and Monitoring systems

  • DevOps experience with Automation (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Saltstack) and Orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes, Rancher, etc)

  • Experience managing/deploying virtualization platforms such as VMware

  • Coding/scripting experience in Python or PowerShell

  • Good communication skills and must be able to work collaboratively with clients and other technical colleagues

This individual must thrive in a highly dynamic environment, take accountability for individual results, be hungry to learn and enjoy pushing the limits of his/her comfort zone while working in a team environment.


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 consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local "Fair Chance" laws.

United States
  • Python
  • Puppet
  • Linux
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Ansible
  • AWS