VP Engineering, Products & Platforms

| New York, NY, USA
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About the Role

Dow Jones is seeking an experienced VP of Technology, Products and Platforms with proven skills as a technical leader to build, mentor, and guide our team of web and app engineers. You will be responsible for shaping and executing our product and platform strategy, building and enhancing our consumer and B2B product across multiple platforms and surfaces, ensuring they have the best applications to deliver our award-winning journalism, news, tools, and financial insights that move markets and inform critical decisions.

As a leader in the engineering team, you will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from brainstorming and ideation to production launch and on-going development. You will lead an engineering organization ensuring our web and mobile product teams deliver high-quality software products on time and within budget.


  • Lead the product engineering team, setting the strategic technical direction for our web and mobile products and platforms.
  • Collaborate with product management, design, and other stakeholders to prioritize and deliver - on time and on budget - new products, new features, and enhancements.
  • Define and execute the technical roadmap for our products, aligning with business objectives and customer needs.
  • Establish and monitor KPIs to measure the effectiveness and impact of engineering initiatives.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest web and mobile technologies and be opportunistic on new advancements
  • Foster a culture of excellence, inclusivity, innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning.
  • Hire, develop, and retain top engineering talent
  • Ensure the performance, scalability, security, and reliability of our products, optimizing for speed, responsiveness, and engagement.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies, industry trends, and competitive landscape.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven track record of leadership and technical expertise in product engineering and / or mobile and web engineering, with at least 8 years of experience.
  • Extensive experience building, securing, and scaling high-traffic, consumer-facing websites and mobile applications.
  • Strong understanding of web technologies and modern front-end frameworks (e.g., React, Next.js).
  • Strong understanding of mobile technologies and frameworks (e.g., Objective C, SwiftUI, Kotlin, Jetpack Compose)
  • Experience with agile development methodologies and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Proven success building and growing subscription and / or commerce products.
  • Experience leveraging data and analytics to deliver measurable product improvements.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams and stakeholders.
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to align technology approach with business goals.
  • Experience working in media a plus.
  • Our Benefits
    • Comprehensive Healthcare Plans
    • Paid Time Off
    • Retirement Plans
    • Comprehensive Insurance Plans
    • Education Benefits
    • Family Care Benefits
    • Commuter Transit Program
    • Subscription Discounts
    • Employee Referral Program


Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at [email protected]. Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area:

Dow Jones - Technology

Job Category:

Software Product Engineering

Union Status:

Non-Union / A clear and likely internal candidate

Pay Range: $140,000 - $450,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company. As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates. The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce

More Information on Dow Jones
Dow Jones operates in the Digital Media industry. The company is located in New York, NY, Princeton, NJ and Los Angeles, CA. Dow Jones was founded in 1882. It has 4898 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance and Health insurance. To see all 31 open jobs at Dow Jones, click here.
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