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Sr Staff Engineering Lead, Video - HBO Max

Seattle, WA
Full Time
HBO Max
Requisition ID: 179204BR

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HBO Max is the future of entertainment and storytelling. WarnerMedia’s streaming entertainment offering, HBO Max launched in May 2020 and 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 is 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 and other visionaries. Find out more information at HBOMax.com.

The Job

We power the most critical HBO Max user experience - watching video - across all mobile, desktop, and connected devices. As the Senior Manager for Video Services, your teams own and develop the core services for streaming video to millions of users for HBO Max.

As a Senior Manager for WarnerMedia’s video services teams, you will lead the teams that build and support the server-side components for our HBO Max streaming video application. You will own server-side video from the network to glass, including video packaging, video profile selection, rights management and CDN routing.


The Daily
  • Influence the technical agenda for the Video Services teams and the critical features of a product used by millions of customers.
  • Work across teams and disciplines to explore technical solutions and evaluate technical tradeoffs, using the latest streaming media technologies and video capabilities
  • Improve your team’s development, test, and operations practices.
  • Coach managers and engineers on your teams in both technical and career development

The Essentials
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • Have 8+ years of experience in software development and a proven track record of releasing software
  • Have 3+ years of experience directly managing a team of software engineers
  • Work with your peers in other departments to build a roadmap for your team
  • Deliver scalable engineering designs for customer-facing services
  • Have experience developing services for video streaming or similar technology

The Nice to Haves
  • Experience in video technologies (e.g. transcoding, packaging, DRM, AVOD, Live/Linear)
  • Experience managing multiple teams

The Perks

  • Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings
  • Paid time off every year 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

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.
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.

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.