Senior Software Engineer

Wirecutter·Remote OK

Wirecutter is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to help grow and maintain the infrastructure that powers our business. In this role, you would report to the Engineering Manager for Delivery.

The Delivery team is a small, distributed squad with huge impact. In addition to maintaining the infrastructure behind, we work closely with other Engineering teams to optimize development processes, keep code efficient, and solve difficult problems.

In this role, you can expect to:

  • Build tools for development, deployment, and testing for our engineering teams.
  • Improve our development workflow and infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with a diverse team of engineers, designers, product managers, and project managers.
  • Recommend solutions that best align with our product and business goals, as well as the secure storage and replication of our data.
  • Identify and help solve performance issues no matter where in the web stack they appear.
  • Maintain infrastructure on AWS.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation.

As a person who is a good fit for this role:

  • You have 5+ years in a software engineering role.
  • You have experience with node.js. Experience with Python is a bonus.
  • You have experience scaling node.js applications or optimizing React applications for performance.
  • You’re familiar with concepts and technologies across the full web stack.
  • You are familiar with AWS services or are eager to learn.
  • You understand that doing our work right, not fast, makes us less likely to be interrupted outside regular working hours.
  • You are thoughtful, clear, and persuasive in writing and in person.
  • You have strong analytical skills and critical thinking abilities.
  • You are able to evaluate and effectively communicate lifetime trade-offs between options — not just dollars & cents, but in terms of support time, maintenance, etc.
  • You are excited to play a pivotal role in Wirecutter’s mission, innovation, and growth.
  • You are passionate and enthusiastic about what you do.
  • You are sensitive to security and privacy concerns and familiar with GDPR & PCI requirements.
  • You understand version control, shell scripting, the Unix filesystem, and automating deployments.
  • Ideally, you’ve worked as a member of a distributed team.

About Wirecutter

Founded five years ago by journalists fed up with the time and energy it takes to shop, Wirecutter developed a simpler approach to giving buying advice: Just tell people exactly what to get in one single guide. The company’s purpose: to help people find great things, quickly and easily. Through rigorous testing, research, reporting, and whatever means necessary, we create straightforward recommendations that save readers unnecessary stress, time, and effort. We then monetize these guides by enabling our readers to easily purchase the products they are interested in.

Wirecutter was recently acquired by, and is now a subsidiary of, The New York Times Company. As part of the acquisition, The Times is investing in Wirecutter to accelerate its business through editorial category expansion, development of more robust product features, and unlocking of new revenue streams.


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:

Make an impact by supporting our original, independent and deeply reported journalism. We provide competitive health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their families We support responsible retirement planning with a generous 401(k) company match. We offer a competitive parental leave. We are committed to career development and ongoing learning, and provide employees $8,000 annually for tuition reimbursement. We have frequent panel discussions and talks by a wide variety of newsmakers and industry leaders. Join a community committed to the richness of diversity, experiences and talents in the world we cover, supported by a variety of employee resource groups.


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.