Senior DevOps Engineer, Games

Job Description

The Games team at The New York Times is looking for a Senior Software Engineer focused on DevOps to join our Platform team. In this role, you will work closely with and report to the Games Engineering Manager. You’ll also support multiple engineering teams within Games by solving cross-team projects, evolving our infrastructure setup, and maturing operations to support our web and mobile applications. This is an opportunity to take a technical leadership role in a growing team, and you’ll be part of an engineering organization that values transparency and openness, diversity, learning, community, and continuous improvement.

Don't hesitate if you don't hit everything in this job description. If you’re a good human with related experience, we want to hear from you!

You’ll be an ideal candidate if you:

  • Have worked in a platform capacity before, where your stakeholders are other developers
  • Enjoy mentoring engineers at all levels in DevOps methodologies and tools
  • Have a growth mindset: you embrace challenges, learn from mistakes, and are always learning
  • Want to participate in defining infrastructure direction across an entire organization
  • Have some experience in other areas of engineering including Go, Node.js, and React
  • Are excited about games, the Games team, and The New York Times

Desired experience:

  • 5+ years software development experience working with cloud providers (AWS, GCP, DO, etc). We currently use Google Cloud Platform (GCP), especially Google App Engine and Kubernetes.
  • Track record of helping organizations to level up their operational maturity, including logging, monitoring, incident management, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with Docker: containerizing apps and Dockerfile best practices
  • Experience with Terraform and infrastructure-as-code best practices
  • Comfortable maintaining and improving CI/CD pipelines (e.g. Drone)
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

About Games

New York Times Games helps people bring fun, intelligent and rewarding play into their daily lives through an ever-expanding slate of original games, classic puzzles and the iconic New York Times Crossword. The Games team is a subscription-first business that focuses on building through user-centered design. We work in tightly knit groups that include representatives from product and project management, development and design. Through iteration, testing, empathetic research and experimentation, our products constantly evolve, and we strive to provide an extraordinary experience for everyone who interacts with our games. 


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
  • Google
  • Go
  • Node.js
  • AWS
  • Terraform