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Dir Software Engineering

Company: WarnerMedia, WARNERMEDIA
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery the stuff dreams are made of.Who We Are When we say, the stuff dreams are made of, were not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBDs vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating whats nextFrom brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.Warner Bros. Discovery's platform technology organization sits at the intersection of tech, entertainment, and everyday utility. We are continuously leveraging new technology to build immersive and interactive viewing experiences. Our platform covers a multitude of areas that enable or augment consumer experiences for brands like CNN, Bleacher Report, HBO and more.Your New RoleWarner Media is seeking a Video-focused Software Engineering Director to own end-to-end software development for video orchestration and metadata workflows integrated with our Warner Media brands and external content partners. The Director will lead two engineering teams within Platform Services. These teams own tech stacks for video ingest, encoding, captioning, orchestration, and metadata workflows for live streaming and video on demand.As a Director, you will lead detailed technical design, workflow architecture, product feature development, and rollouts for cloud-native applications focused on digital video services. The ideal candidate must be a technologist and engineer at heart with proven experience leading technology strategy and implementation. As a technology leader, you will champion end-to-end solution architectures to evolve our video platform applications, backend systems for shared services, and front-end UI tools with a focus on adaptability, reusability, and operational simplicity. As a leader of teams, you will engage, motivate, and coach talented technologists on best engineering practices, project delivery needs, and continuous improvement.The tech stack includes backend services and front-end UI tools built using Go, Node.js, React on AWS infrastructure EC2, S3, SNS, EventBridge, Lambda, Step Functions, and more.Your Role Accountabilities

  • Be the subject matter expert (SME) for video delivery workflows across multiple Warner Media brands and multiple device platforms.Provide hands-on technical leadership for requirements, implementation, testing, and delivery.
  • Maintain the technical roadmap for our video platform for live and VOD event orchestration, CMS integrations, external system integrations.
  • Lead technical solution deep dives and create documentation for cross-systems architecture, end-to-end video workflows, dependencies, and software components.
  • Incorporate video workflow optimizations and key updates per industry trends and consumer experience innovations.
  • Understand how our core brands use our video stack. Collaborate with customer engagement teams and product managers to identify opportunities and gaps.
  • Work closely with engineers to define architecture and implementation approach for new features, enhancements, and operational improvements.
  • Define testing practices for engineers (unit testing, automation) and embedded QA engineers to validate functionality, performance, and system interactions.
  • Collaborate with our Platform Operations team to diagnose critical production issues, identify root causes, and recomment immediate and long-term fixes.
  • Advise on financial optimizations and risks to optimize technology needs that align with business and engineering priorities.
  • Foster a culture of accountability, integrity, teamwork and open communication across teams.Qualifications & Experience
    • Bachelors degree or commensurate work experience
    • 5+ years experience in leading software engineering teams
    • 10+ years of building high-traffic, production-scale software applications
    • Strong expertise in full digital video stack video players, encoding (HLS, CMAF), packaging, CDN delivery, DRM solutions, and AWS cloud services (MediaLive, MediaConvert, MediaPackage)
    • Strong knowledge of ad insertion (DAI/SSAI/CSAI), SCTE-35 protocol, DVR playback
    • Experience working with video on multiple platforms web browsers, mobile apps, and connected devices (Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku, PlayStation, Xbox, smart TVs, etc.)
    • Takes full ownership of complex projects spanning across products, teams, and disciplines
    • Strategic thinker on best paths forward, while rolling up sleeves to get things done
    • Manages time effectively in a fast-paced environment with little management oversight
    • Ability to work in a dynamicenvironment which can pivot rapidly per changing needs
    • Knowledge of Agile methodologies for iterative development
    • Clear and effective communicator with technical and non-technical audiencesHow We Get Things DoneThis last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.The Legal BitsWarner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, 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.If youre a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at

Keywords: WarnerMedia, WARNERMEDIA, Atlanta , Dir Software Engineering, IT / Software / Systems , Atlanta, Georgia

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