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Staff Engineer, Content Presentation - HBO Max

Seattle, WA
Full Time
Requisition ID: 177268BR

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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

Our team is responsible for creating development patterns, backend integration with composable components and targeting systems for HBO Max. We create APIs that enable UI component development teams to quickly iterate on creating front end components that integrate with our CMS and business systems. We enable the targeting of content and component experiences in order to deliver the best dynamic customer experience.

As a Staff Software Engineer, you will design and help implement scalable systems that take advantage of managed services and infrastructure (e.g., the cloud). This opportunity will help meet our challenges of scalability, internationalization and simplifying complex tasks. You will help define API standards as well as dynamic targeting systems that allow diverse business groups to target different experiences to customer segments; 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 APIs that interface with backend microservices, tooling, and sending dynamically assembled experiences to the customers.

The Daily
  • Have access to experienced engineers as mentors and technical resources.
  • Design a platform that will accelerate development of UI capabilities by providing backend API support
  • Extend a dynamic content targeting platform that allows various groups across the company to present their experience
  • Implement systems and services that are transparent, flexible and easy to operate
  • Work with the other development teams to accelerate their ability to deliver customer experiences
The Essentials
  • 2+ years’ experience within Software Development and a proven track record releasing software
  • A strong understanding of Computer Science fundamentals, including algorithms, data structures, and operating systems.
  • Passion for software engineering with a strong sense of ownership for the code that you and your team write, and a desire to become an expert in client-side video technology.
  • To be a quick learner that can leverage surrounding resources to solve problems
  • To seek self-improvement and adapt to suggestions and feedback.
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.