Senior Staff Software Engineer, Experimentation Platform - HBO Max

Seattle, WA
Full Time
HBO Max
Requisition ID: 173716BR

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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.

Our DTC Technology team is laying the foundation for HBO Max, and we need highly motivated, uniquely skilled, and technically agile experts across a variety of disciplines to accomplish things that have never been done before.

The Job

HBO Max will bring together multiple brands to build the best streaming video customer experience. To complete in the SVOD(Streaming Video On Demand) space we must learn, and learn quickly. We are the team providing the experimentation platform that enables deep understanding of application changes and provides insights to drive impacts on user and developer experiences. Experimentation is critical to the launch of the HBO Max service and we are looking for framework-minded engineers to implement easy to use tooling for the Marketing, Product and Engineering teams.

We enable a data driven culture by building our internal experimentation platform and supporting the experimentation program for HBO Max. Assigning (allocating) our members into A/B test treatments, according to the allocation rules specified by the experiment creators, is foundational to reliable experimentation. Instead of hard-coding individual treatments independently, our platform will enable teams to define aspects of the product they are interested in experimenting on in terms of feature flags or parameters, then update them on-the-fly. You will help us build out UI Applications and JavaScript clients to lower the barrier to entry to these systems.

The Daily
  • Design and implement an experimentation platform across HBO Max’s client and server ecosystem
  • Use your experience to make smart engineering decisions and own critical areas of a product used by millions of customers
  • Opportunity to work in multiple areas of the product, both on the client-side and server-side
  • Lead the design, implementation, and delivery of large engineering projects that interact with multiple teams
  • Influence technology, process, standards, and best practices, both on this team and across the organization
  • Define architectures and designs that enable working through others

The Essentials
  • Have a deep understanding of software data structures and algorithms
  • Be able to ideate and innovate on complex software solutions
  • Be a team resource, growing other engineers and defining team software standards and engineering best practices
  • Have the ability to design and deliver complex architectures and distributed systems, including working through other engineers to help deliver the end solution.
  • Have the ability to describe highly technical concepts to non-technical audiences in a way they can understand
  • Be passionate about software engineering with a strong sense of ownership for the code that you and your team write
  • Seek self-improvement and are adaptable to suggestions and feedback
  • Hold yourself and your team to high standards while maintaining friendly, respectful relationships
The Nice to Haves
  • BS degree in Computer Science, or a related field with 7+ years of relevant experience
  • 5+ years of professional development experience using languages such as Java, C, C++, C#, Javascript, Typescript, Golang
  • Experience building large-scale data mining systems, possibly involving real-world noisy data
  • Full-stack industry experience, or hands-on familiarity with both client and server technology
  • Experience developing Experimentation Platforms or Experience with A/B and multivariate testing
  • Success in delivering and operating reliable low-latency, services operating in a 24x7 environment

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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It's HBOSM

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.