Staff Software Engineer, Video Delivery - HBO Max

Seattle, WA
Full Time
Requisition ID: 173724BR

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Build the Future of Entertainment

HBO Max is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer (DTC) offering debuting in May 2020. With over 10,000 hours of curated premium content anticipated at launch, HBO Max will offer powerhouse programming for everyone in the home, bringing together HBO, a robust slate of new original series, key third-party licensed programs and movies, and fan favorites from WarnerMedia’s rich 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.

Our DTC Technology team is laying the foundation for HBO Max, and we need highly motivated, uniquely skilled, and technically agile experts across a variety of disciplines to accomplish things that have never been done before.

The Job
We are the team working on all the cool video details on the server side. If you know about or want to learn about DRM technologies like PlayReady, FairPlay, and Widevine and video technologies like HLS, CMAF, SmoothStreaming, and DASH or just want to work on the details of video streaming, we are looking for Engineers like you.

As a Software Engineer on WarnerMedia's Video Delivery team, you will build and support backend systems for serving streaming video to millions of users for our OTT streaming video applications including the upcoming HBO Max service. We connect the dots of delivering video bits from content providers, through encoding, packaging, origin servers, CDNs -- all the way to the end user for WarnerMedia’s streaming video applications across web, mobile, gaming consoles, and connected screens. By working on our team you can say you built the very best streaming platform in the world!

The Daily
  • Join a growing team with many opportunities for you to expand your scope and influence
  • Use your experience to make smart engineering decisions and own critical areas of a product used by millions of customers
  • Get the opportunity to work in multiple areas of the product, both on the client-side and server-side
  • 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

The Essentials
  • Have a deep understanding of software data structures and algorithms
  • Ideate and innovate on complex software solutions
  • You are 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
  • 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
The Nice to Haves
  • 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
  • Full-stack industry experience, or hands-on familiarity with both client and server technology
  • Success in delivering reliable, low-latency services at scale, operating in a 24x7 environment
  • Experience with a variety of back-end persistence, queuing and networking technologies, especially Kubernetes and AWS
  • Familiarity with NodeJS, Javascript, Typescript, and/or Golang
  • Knowledge of video streaming technologies (HLS, SmoothStreaming, DASH)
  • Experience with DRM systems (PlayReady, Fairplay, Widevine)

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
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