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Software Development Engineer


Bellevue, WA 07-13-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
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 is a technology company within the Discovery brand. We are building a global streaming video platform (OTT), and a suite of applications to support all of our network's brands globally. We are building modern container-based microservices operated on AWS. Our platform covers everything from search, catalogue, video transcoding, personalization, to global subscriptions, and really much more. We build user experiences ranging from classic lean-back viewing to interactive learning applications. We build connected TVs, web, mobile phones, tablets, and consoles for a large footprint of Discovery owned networks. This is a growing, global engineering group crucial to Discovery's future.

We are hiring a Software Development Engineer II to join our Content Interactivity team part of the Direct-to-Consumer Global Technology group. As a core technical member in the team, this individual will make significant contributions to Rating and Reviews Platform, Recommendations platform, User Behaviour tracking in real time and services & integrations that would enable the Discovery users explore content seamlessly across the digital platforms.

The ideal candidate has an established background in developing customer-obsessed experiences, a strong technical ability, great communication skills, a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment, a high level of creativity, great analytical reasoning skills, and of course, passion for technology.

• Build a deep understanding of Discovery Digital Platforms, User Base and their Content Interactivity product roadmaps.

• Work closely with the software development manager and mentors in the team to stay on top of technical architecture, roadmap and apply the guiding principles in the software development.

• Design, develop and integrate Content interactivity frameworks, services and infrastructure that enable best user experience in accessing the integrated digital content.

• Enhance and support existing Content interactivity services and integrations.

• Demonstrate proactiveness in owning the delivered software and be responsible for documentation, release management and production support.

• Be vocal with the product ideas & technology recommendations, suggestions and concerns that influence the team working environment.

• Degree in Computer Science or related field

• 5+ years of development experience in consumer-focused companies

• Proven technical experience as a software developer

• Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures & algorithms

• Familiar with cloud computing infrastructure like AWS and/or Azure and/or GCP

• Experience developing in node/typescript

• Experience architecting and building large distributed scalable systems

• Ability to work with a diverse, distributed and agile team

• Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations

• Very strong communication skills

• Must have the legal right to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with mission critical, 24x7 systems

• Experience with high throughput, multi-threaded distributed systems

• Experience with Kafka, Elastic Search, Dynamo DB, Grafana

• Experience influencing software engineers' best practices within your team

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d87m7k-3-236-84-188-42 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.