Full Time Job

Media Software Engineer - Remote

A+E Networks

Remote / Virtual 09-07-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Media Software Engineer (Back-end)- Remote


The majority of our employees will have flexibility that allows them to choose a predominantly remote, predominantly in-office, or hybrid setup. Our official in-office locations in the United States includes LA, NYC, Stamford, and Chicago, and we have several other states in which employees may work remotely if their role isn't one that requires them to be in or near the office. We value the health and safety of our people above all else, and our onsite attendance policies reflect that. If there is an on-site requirement for a role, it will be listed in the job description.

For those employees who would like to utilize our offices, full vaccination for COVID-19 is required for physical presence in A+E Networks workplaces. While A+E Networks will consider reasonable

accommodation requests regarding this policy in accordance with applicable law, such requests will not be considered until a conditional offer of employment is extended to a candidate. Applicants should not submit any medical or health information in connection with their application for employment.

Global Broadcast Operations and Engineering consists of a wide range of media centric roles. We are responsible for managing the entire life cycle of A+E's programming. This is where we produce, transform, broadcast and distribute content as well as run the tech infrastructure for the Media Supply chain. We are an energetic team that fulfills the business objectives within a thriving dynamic industry. Developing new solutions to continually improve the user experience of our customers, consumers and colleagues is our mandate. If you have the determination and aptitude we are seeking for a role in this challenging and rewarding business and are eager to work for a department that sets the standard for our industry, then we look forward to speaking with you!

The Media Software Engineer is responsible for the design and implementation of software related to media systems for all A+E Networks (A&E, Lifetime, History, etc.).

This position will help enable software development efforts for a team focusing on media supply chain and media processing infrastructure -- the systems that are responsible for moving television shows and movies around A+E's cloud-based systems and getting them everywhere the need to go, including hundreds of the world's top cable systems and streaming platforms. We are expanding our team and looking for a new back-end developer to help with media workflows, data transformation, and cloud-based infrastructure automation.

• Write software, primarily in Python, to enable back-end data processing, integrations, transformations, and automations for media workflows.
• Help design and deploy media workflows in the cloud using a variety of hosted and custom-built software solutions.
• Advocate for and adhere to best development practices (like unit testing) in partnership with team tech lead.
• Assist in building maintainable development platforms, including configuration of development, QA and production environments related to media processing.
• Create documentation for training operational personnel and support engineers as necessary on how our software tools work and how to troubleshoot.
• Serve as an escalation point to internal teams helping to resolve complex issues related to our software and tools.
• Mentor and enhance the skillset of other team members and enable team members to contribute to software projects who may only be part-time developers.
• Support the department's efforts around diversity and inclusion throughout all areas of responsibility.

• Minimum Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, related field, or equivalent experience.
• Minimum three to five years of software development and configuration experience with a solid understand of software architecture.
• Minimum one to three years of experience with a scripting language such as Python, Ruby, PHP, Perl or JavaScript. Strong experience in Python a plus.
• Familiarity with Linux and UNIX-based operating systems, with the ability to perform administrative tasks including environment configuration and troubleshooting using key system tools.
• Familiarity with cloud-computing and the tools available from modern cloud infrastructure providers such as Google, Microsoft, IBM and Oracle, with a strong preference for knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
• Experience working with users to gather and create development requirements.
• There is the opportunity to work in a ''blended'' environment from either on-premises or remote locations. Remote work from home is predicated on having a robust home network/internet service capable of supporting the position's area of responsibilities.

• Familiarity with media processing, especially handling video files.
• Experience creating and documenting test cases.
• Some experience with video production and post-production technologies.
• Self-organized with significant attention to detail and procedures.
• Ability to prioritize and address multiple tasks and projects in a dynamic work environment.
• Ability to work independently and with other members of a team.
• Proven leadership qualities.
• Demonstrated significant and strong interpersonal and written communications skills.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r70kbk-44-192-38-248-42 in your application.

Company Profile
A+E Networks

At A+E Networks, we believe that storytelling uncovers the human in humanity, the hero in heroism, and the ordinary in the extraordinary.