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Senior Staff Engineer, Content Management - HBO Max

New York, NY
Full Time
Requisition ID: 177266BR

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HBO Max is the future of entertainment and storytelling.

WarnerMedia’s new streaming entertainment offering, HBO Max is the culmination of some of the most innovative new technology and greatest creative talent in the industry. Anchored by the entire HBO service, arguably the greatest brand in television, HBO Max also features fan favorites from the WarnerMedia 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. HBO Max will also be home to key third-party library acquisitions, such as Friends, South Park and Doctor Who, and more than 50 exclusive Originals in its first year, from the likes of groundbreaking creative talent such as J.J. Abrams, Ridley Scott, Jordan Peele, Steven Soderbergh, Michael Mann, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Anna Kendrick, Greg Berlanti, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Zemeckis, Ellen DeGeneres, and other visionaries. HBO Max launches in May 2020.

The Job

We are the team creating the next generation of content management tools for HBO Max. Our infrastructure and tools help editors create great content for our customers. We build tools that allow our marketing and publishing teams give our customers the best experience possible. We are looking for a Senior Engineer to help us meet our challenges of scalability, internationalization and simplifying complex tasks.

As a Senior Staff Software Engineer, you will design and help implement scalable systems that take advantage of managed services and infrastructure (e.g., the cloud). You will help define the overall CMS platform capabilities; you understand the trade-offs between complexity, speed of implementation and operational impact, and you make smart decisions to provide the best experience for our content creators and our customers. We are responsible for building software that curates and creates everything the user interacts with. Making easy-to-use, flexible tools that simplify complicated tasks is our primary goal. By working on our team, you can say you built the very best streaming platform in the world!

The Daily
  • Design a platform that will let HBO Max provide customized content
  • Implement systems and services that are transparent, flexible and easy to operate
  • Work with the publishing and marketing teams to meet their goals and allow them to experiment on the platform.
  • Mentor more junior engineers to help them grow their careers
The Essentials
  • 7+ years as an experience Software Developer and 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
  • Willing to learn NodeJs.
The Nice to Haves
  • Experience with at least one of the cloud services (AWS, GCP, Axure)
  • Experience with NodeJS and / or Typescript
  • Relational and / or non-relational database experience (PostgreSQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB)
  • Experience with APIs that are for internal use
  • Experience with APIs that are for global, public use

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

About Us

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.
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.
Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.