New York Times: JavaScript Software Engineer

Posted by | September 2, 2010 | Web Professional Jobs Blog


Location: New York, NY

The New York Times Company, a leading media company with 2009 revenues of $2.4 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers and more than 50 Web sites, including, and The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.
Join The New York Times Mobile Software Development team in bringing our award-winning media to new platforms and technologies.  As a software engineer on the team responsible for our notable iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, and Palm Pre applications, you’ll be responsible for pushing the envelope of technical innovation within our mobile products.  Be a part of the same team that was onstage at the Apple iPad product announcement keynote, blazing a trail within the mobile media ecosystem.
As a Java Software Engineer, you’ll have the opportunity to solve problems in a wide variety of interesting areas, including mobile application development, multithreading, database, communications optimization, and sophisticated user interfaces.  You’ll also help us continually innovate our products and software development practices, using your experience, creativity, and best practices as inspiration.
Your responsibilities will include:
Working with the design, product management, editorial, and technology teams to visualize, define, and implement new mobile products of the highest caliber
Developing rapid prototypes of mobile products in coordination with the design team
Maintaining and enhancing our portfolio of existing Android and BlackBerry applications
Working with the production support team to develop and ensure real-time availability of our applications and data feeds
Pushing the envelope for state of the art mobile applications and development practices
Candidates who possess the following qualifications will be considered for this position:
B.S. Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
One year or more of strong experience in Android SDK or Black Berry SDK
3 years or more of strong experience in designing and programming software solutions in Java
Extensive, guru-level experience Java or C.
Have at least one app on in a store (developed individually or with a team).
Strong understanding of object oriented software, design patterns, and fundamentals of software design
Strong experience with estimating and meeting software delivery schedules in a project-driven software development team during rapid development cycles and tight iteration schedules
Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with design, product management, and business teams
Proficiency with Linux, Mac OS X, GNU tools, scripting languages, and regular expressions
Familiarity with automated test frameworks and open source frameworks is a plus
The New York Times Company is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship or any other protected characteristic. The New York Times Company is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.

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