Full Time Job

Site Reliability Engineer


Stockholm, Sweden 04-15-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Who we are

As television and media habits change, our mission remains true to the principles that founded Discovery - every day we seek to ignite people's curiosity to engage, entertain and enlighten the world around them through amazing viewing experiences.

The Direct to Consumer Group (DTC) is a technology company within Discovery that is responsible for building a global streaming video platform to support a broad collection of Discovery's diverse brands around the world including Discovery, TLC, Food Network, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science Channel, HGTV, Eurosport, Motor Trend, and many more.

DTC's software engineering teams build applications for the web, mobile, tablets, connected TVs, consoles, and other streaming devices. Those applications are backed by a fleet of modern, cloud-native microservices deployed to Kubernetes within AWS. It is a fast-growing, global engineering group crucial to Discovery's future.

What will you do

As an engineer in the Developer Automation group within DTC, you'll be joining a group that is responsible for building a truly global, self-service platform to enable DTC's growing number of engineering teams to build, test, deploy, and manage the complete operational life cycle of their services in a fully autonomous fashion.

Your role will focus on the development of the platform core and common platform services. You'll solve problems related to complex cloud-infrastructure automation, multi-region networking, cross-cluster service meshes, authentication/authorization, and the management of large-scale Kubernetes cluster deployments across many AWS accounts. You'll architect platform APIs for other teams to build o top of, you'll develop Kubernetes operators, you'll design processes/workflows, and you'll help to do it all in a collaborative, team environment using modern, rigorous software development practices that empathize testability, repeatability, and self-service automation.

Who are you

You thrive in an environment where your engineering team members live for delivering great software. You have experience running production infrastructure that supports multiple systems in a scalable, stable, and performant manner. You measure everything, make decisions based on data, are consumer-obsessed, and take immense pride in your work.


The ideal candidate for this role will have a wide breadth of experience across the entire stack, as well as deep expertise in at leats one technology from each of the following groups:

• Containerization & Orchestration at Scale (i.e. Kubernetes)
• Container Networking & Distributed Service Meshes (e.g. Istio, Linkerd)
• Cloud Infrastructure Automation (AWS strongly preferred) (e.g. CDK, Crossplane)
• Linux System Administration

Software Development:
• Distributed Systems Development (e.g. asynchronous communication patterns, consensus algorithms, distributed transactions)
• Services Programming (e.g. Go-lang, java, Kotlin, Scala, Python, Ruby)
• Systems Programming (e.g. C, C++, Rust)

In addition, your technical expertise should match well to the following:
• Deep understanding of distributed systems in Kubernetes
• Hands-on experience with at least one IaC tool (e.g. CDK, Terraform, Crossplane)
• Experience with the development and operation of high throughput, low-latency systems

• Hands-on experience with automation development workflow pipelines (CI/CD)
• Operational experience (i.e. on-call, incident response)
• Ability to collaborate effectively with remote peers across disparate geographies and timezones
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills particular emphasis on technical documentation (including diagramming)
• Strong CS fundamentals

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As we interview candidates continuously, we kindly ask you to register your application as soon as possible. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact ana_borges@discovery.com

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r71nwk-3-236-122-9-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Discovery, Inc. is the global leader in real life entertainment. We serve passionate fans with content that inspires, informs, and entertains, providing leadership across deeply loved and trusted brands, such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel.