Full Time Job

Software Development Engineer


Knoxville, TN 02-02-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Who We Are
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 including Discovery, Discovery+, TLC, Food Network, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science Channel, HGTV, Eurosport, MotorTrend, 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 growing, global engineering group crucial to Discovery's future.

What you'll Do
As an engineer in the Global Release Tooling (GRT) team within DTC, you'll be joining a team 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 following:
1. Lead design automation patterns to build, test, and deliver mobile and over-the-top applications for software engineering teams. These patterns and processes will be consumed by DTC's global development team.
2. Take designs and break the them down into executable pieces of work
3. Write metrics collection services to help teams understand and measure their software delivery performance.
4. Pursue operational excellence for the software you and your team create (constructive code reviews, comments, unit tests, monitoring).
5. Collaborate with application teams to elevate their expertise in shipping software to customers.
6. Participate in an on-call schedule.


The ideal candidate will have extensive experience automating the build, test, release process across several production systems and apps with deep experience in:
1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to diagram processes and connected systems and present ideas to the team.
2. You have subject-matter expertise related to one or more production software systems and demonstrated a pattern of shipping high quality feature changes in those, or similar, systems.
3. You require little oversight to work within the teams software development lifecycle practices
4. You think about the long-term health of your code, your monitoring, your alerting, and your documentation. You nurture all of these in parallel to your software development responsibilities.
5. You are able to lead the design and development of more complex feature enhancements involving yourself and one or more additional engineers. You solve business problems with simple
and straightforward solutions, applying appropriate technologies and software engineering best practices.

6. Must have the legal right to work in the United States

7. Technical Skills

a. Expert in developing and operating backend API's in production.
b. Expert in event-driven systems, data pipelines & Asynchronous code.
c. Expert in Docker and containers including familiarity with infrastructure to orchestrate and run them, like ECS or Kubernetes
d. Strong proficiency in coding with experience with at least two of the following: Groovy, NodeJS, Bash, Python, Java, Go, Ruby.
e. Familiarity with AWS services including, EKS, ECS, Lambda, API Gateway, RDS, CloudWatch, Xray, S3, Kinesis, DynamoDB, EC2
f. Knowledge of Kafka or other streaming architectures and where they can be used and what problems they solve.

Preferred Qualifications

a. NodeJS
b. Helm
c. CloudFormation/Terraform
d. EKS
e. GitHub Actions

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville
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.