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Senior Software Engineer, Politics

CNN

Atlanta, GA 08-24-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
The Job

WarnerMedia seeks a Sr Software Engineer for the CNN department with a focus on data processing with Python. CNN is the world's most essential and engaging source of video and digital news, and we're embarking on a crucial mission to invent the next generation news and information experiences online. You'll be joining an empowered cross-functional team building the trusted new digital products, platforms, and formats that put CNN's talent, expertise, and content programming - and the directions it goes next - directly in the hands of consumers. The Internet is changing the news and information landscape, and we have an ambitious product roadmap grounded in journalism and facts. Our team has a unique ability to marry content, design, product, and technology to spark connection, fulfill utility, and build community.

The Daily
• Help drive the architecture and implementation of streaming data services for elections data using Python3, AWS services (Lambda, EventBridge, DynamoDB, ElastiCache, etc.) that serve a massive global audience.
• Contribute to the continuing education of the team to strengthen and extend their skills and craft.
• Effectively communicate complicated software concepts and business value in a way your target audience will understand.
• Lead code & architecture reviews and champion best practices for the organization by defining and evolving engineering standards.
• Work primarily in Python with some Javascript/Typescript in the mix.
• Code! Be passionate about software engineering with a strong sense of ownership for the code that you and your team write.
• Fail up, learn from research and experiments and ultimately choose the best solution to succeed the company objectives.
• Follow a progressive development methodology, moving from proofs of concept to prototypes to production releases.
• Participate in collaborative discussions with the product, design, and development teams to select approaches and implementation details with an eye toward resiliency, agility, and simplicity.

The Essentials
• Proven ability to craft streaming data services in Python3 using AWS.
• Experience creating event-oriented software architectures using messaging tools like SNS/SQS, EventBridge, Kinesis, ActiveMQ, etc.
• Strong devops skills using Terraform, CDK, CloudFormation, or similar IaC.
• You are a strong team player with proven ability to work cross-functionally with humility and a sense of humor.
• Demonstrated ability to partner with multiple internal and external stakeholders to deliver your product.
• Our deadlines are literally set in the US Constitution and in federal legislation. You've shown you can deliver against immovable dates while still maintaining work-life balance.
• Ability to work in a dynamic and nimble environment which can pivot very quickly to reflect the changing needs of the company.
• Outstanding organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong work ethic, integrity and collaborative approach to work.
• Ability to think strategically and to translate ideas into actions.
• Significant industry experience with modern development technologies, and hands-on familiarity with both client and server technology. Have a solid understanding of common software data structures and algorithms.
• A passion to grow professionally and continue developing along an individual contributor path.

The Nice To Haves
• Knowledge of and personal interest in politics. You will be building software to tell the story of the 2022 midterm elections and beyond to a global audience of 100+ million people and passion for the subject matter helps.
• Prior experience working with government civics data like the US Census Bureau API, FRED API, Bureau of Labor Statistics, etc.
• Active in the technology community.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d891mm-3-215-177-171-42 in your application.