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Sr Staff Engineer, Authentication - HBO Max

Seattle, WA
Full Time
HBO Max
Requisition ID: 179177BR

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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

Like to develop features that connect and impact millions of customers? The Authentication team provides access to our streaming applications, no matter how you purchase your HBO Max subscription. We work closely with product and design to present the best customer experiences for securely authenticating with hundreds of identity providers across dozens of device platforms. 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 Authentication team, you will design and build systems that link customer accounts and credentials from subscription providers into a single federated identity. You will build cutting-edge authentication features across multiple device platforms, working with partners from AT&T, Apple, Google, and other industry leaders. You will own and improve features like multiple user profiles and geovalidation. By working on our team, you will make some of the world’s best content accessible to millions of customers, securely and seamlessly.


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
  • 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

The Essentials

  • Have a deep understanding of software data structures and algorithms
  • 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
  • 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

The Nice to Haves
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or science-related discipline or 7+ years of experience in software engineering on shipped consumer products or platforms
  • Full-stack industry experience, or hands-on familiarity with both client and server technology
  • DevOps experience, where you've owned and operated the systems you've developed
  • 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
  • Success in designing and building highly available systems at scale
  • Experience with a variety of back-end persistence, queuing and networking technologies, especially Kubernetes and AWS
  • Familiarity with NodeJS, JavaScript, TypeScript, and ReactJS
  • Experience with SAML, OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect (OIDC)
  • Experience working with major identity providers (Login with Amazon, Facebook Login, etc)

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.