Senior Staff Software Engineer, Identity - HBO Max

Seattle, WA
Full Time
HBO Max
Requisition ID: 173741BR

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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


Like to develop features that connect and impact millions of customers? The Identity team works closely with product and design to present the best customer experiences for securely managing profiles, accounts, devices, and preferences. We are dedicated to continuous improvement and are looking for talented engineers to join the team to optimize the journey from sign-in to streaming. We’re looking for Engineers that have an interest in the space and a passion for creating great software.


As a Software Engineer on WarnerMedia's Identity team, you will design, improve, and protect large-scale systems for customer information. You will build full-stack, industry-leading features across multiple device platforms for kids, families, and friends. You will own and improve features like multiple user profiles, device and account management, and parental controls. By working on our team, you will make some of the world’s best content accessible to millions of customers, safely and seamlessly. In this role you will join a growing team with many opportunities for you to expand your scope and influence. You will use your experience to make smart engineering decisions and own critical areas of a product used by millions of customers. You will get the opportunity to work in multiple areas of the product, both on the client-side and server-side. As a member of our team you will be at the forefront of engineering solutions for data security and compliance initiatives, like GDPR and CCPA.

The Daily

  • 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
  • Mentor other engineers to help them grow both technically and professionally
  • Define architectures and designs that enable working through others
  • Ensure consistency of your team's’ code and those teams you integrate with
  • Help your organization grow into green field technical domain areas
  • Work with designers and product managers to deliver best possible experience tailored to each customer’s needs

The Essentials

  • Have a deep understanding of software data structures and algorithms
  • Ideate and innovate on complex software solutions
  • Be a team resource, growing other engineers and defining team software standards and engineering best practices
  • Design and deliver complex architectures and distributed systems, including working through other engineers to help deliver the end solution
  • 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

  • 7+ years of experience in software engineering on shipped consumer products or platforms
  • DevOps experience, where you've owned and operated the systems you've developed
  • Full-stack industry experience, or hands-on familiarity with both client and server technology
  • Success in designing and building exciting, highly polished, and dynamic user experiences
  • Hands-on experience with web, mobile, game console, set-top box and/or TV client application development
  • Familiarity with NodeJS, JavaScript, TypeScript, and ReactJS
  • Success in delivering reliable low-latency, services at scale, operating in a 24x7 environment
  • Experience with a variety of back-end persistence, queuing and networking technologies, especially Kubernetes and AWS
  • Experience with security software engineering, especially for distributed applications

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.