Staff Software Engineer Lead, Codeflow - HBO Max

Seattle, WA
Full Time
Requisition ID: 173709BR

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Build the Future of Entertainment

HBO Max is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer (DTC) offering debuting in May 2020. With over 10,000 hours of curated premium content anticipated at launch, HBO Max will offer powerhouse programming for everyone in the home, bringing together HBO, a robust slate of new original series, key third-party licensed programs and movies, and fan favorites from WarnerMedia’s rich library, including Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, and more

The Job

We provide the services and infrastructure that builds, tests and deploys the HBO Max client application. We work on a large range of target devices, including mobile phones, tablets, web browsers, game consoles, and smart TVs. We ensure changes on one platform are consistent across all platforms. Our customers are the entire HBO Max development organization.

As Senior Staff Engineer Lead at HBO Max, you will guide and motivate the Codeflow team. You take an active role in developing the careers of everyone on your team. You define metrics for success, and clear the way for your team to achieve and exceed them. You foster and encourage diverse viewpoints, and are able to harmonize discordant views.

Your team directly impacts the way we develop, test, and deploy the HBO Max client application. You’ll manage and support a large, custom build system, spread across both AWS and an on-premise lab with multiple device types. Your software will transform a multi-hour build and test cycle into a routine process that will wrap up by the time you finish your coffee. You’ll work directly with the engineers, designers, SDETs, and TPMs to understand their pain points, and how we can solve them.

The Daily

  • Lead and grow the team that scales the build system to support engineering organization growth

  • Coach the engineers on your team through technical challenges, and help them grow their careers

  • Scale a build system with many different, unique device types – phones, tablets, game consoles, and smart TVs. Anywhere HBO Max runs, we get to play with

  • Set the bar for code and test quality. Your work serves as an example to others

The Essentials

  • Be an experienced software developer with a proven track record releasing software
  • Enjoy working in a team setting with engineers of varying degrees of experience
  • Write great code that educates your peers
  • Embrace standards where they make sense, and help evolve them where they need improvement
  • Use your experience to make smart engineering decisions
  • Work in multiple languages and pick the right tool(s) for the job at hand
  • Own a large engineering project that interacts with multiple teams
  • Understand how your work affects the ongoing operations of an always-on, global service

The Nice to Haves

  • Experience with at least one of the cloud services (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience with NodeJS and / or Typescript, Golang
  • Experience with React
  • Relational and / or non-relational database experience (PostgreSQL, Cassandra, DynamoDB)

The Perks

  • HBO exclusive events

  • Paid time off to volunteer

  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies

  • Access to in-house learning and development resources

  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

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America's most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services—HBO®and Cinemax®. HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GOSM and MAX GOSM, as well as HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

HBO is an equal employment opportunity employer. HBO does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. HBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.