Full Time Job

Frontend Engineer

HBO

Amsterdam, Netherlands 11-20-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., Adult Swim, DC Entertainment, CNN, Cartoon Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, New Line, Turner Classic Movies – This is WarnerMedia. This is us. You will be helping improve the direct to customer impact for one of the globes leading media and entertainment companies. Together, we create and distribute premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through the consumer brands above.

What does WarnerMedia Amsterdam do?

If you have been around Amsterdam for a few years you may have heard of TWC, an agency specialised in OTT App Development since 2009. Before joining the WarnerMedia family last April, this high-performing team created premium streaming services for different global brands. Now, as WarnerMedia Amsterdam, the focus is continuing the quality of work and expertise that we are known for and adding even more talent as we enter a new phase of growth to primarily be working on HBO Max for its release into new markets across the world.

With your help, our aim is to craft the next generation of streaming apps and having a direct impact on the consumer experience of millions of users worldwide.

Check The Hollywood reporter article on the TWC's acquisition.

What will I be doing?

You will be a Frontend Engineer working with JavaScript and transforming Interaction & Visual Design into a fantastic User Experience. You will be part of an Agile team working to realise eye-catching streaming applications for Connected TV and Set-top-boxes, Media-players, and Game Consoles. This will primarily be for HBO Max but also includes some more WarnerMedia brands. As a JavaScript Engineer, you will be driving quality and innovation by your experience and helping your team members to achieve your goals together.

HBO Max is the future of entertainment and storytelling. WarnerMedia's new streaming entertainment offering, HBO Max is the culmination of some of the most innovative new technology and greatest creative talent in the industry. You will be joining a fun, driven, talented, fast-paced team that will be on the ground floor for the future of digital entertainment whilst working in a scalable and resilient technical environment.

My Day-to-Day
• You will be collaborating with the other Engineers to decide on the choices to be made during the development process. You will continuously deliver builds for internal and external tests in order to achieve the User Experience that is appropriate for the goals of the project.
• You will communicate with all stakeholders and have control over projects, using tools such as Jira, Slack, Teams, Git, and Scrum boards, amongst others.
• You will be able to provide clear explanations on (interim) deliverables and translate their feedback into the next sprint, together with the Project Manager and the Design Team
• You will be involved in the monitoring after the 'go-live phase'. In collaboration with areas of tech and product, offering support when necessary. Asking questions like; What are the stakeholders and the user feedback? What improvements can be learned and implemented in the next release? What new knowledge can be shared with the team and where can we make improvements?
• Committed to helping us build an awesome engineering culture across offices in different regions.
• Present new ideas for tech we can be implementing. Whether it streamline/shake-up process or perhaps something that will make your colleague's role easier or impact a user's experience.
• You will have an overview of our architecture. You will express your opinion on possible changes and improvements with overall performance and quality in focus.

To be a contributing member of this team, you will have a mix of these skills:
• Professional experience in Frontend Engineering, preferably within the digital media industry but not essential
• Vanilla JavaScript, HTML5, CSS and modular JS development
• JavaScript ES2015+, Typescript , bundlers (Webpack, rollup), NPM, and modern JavaScript frameworks such as React or Vue
• Strong communication skills, both spoken and written. Using English in a professional environment is important.
• Ideally a relevant university-level education, but not essential.
• Experience with WebGL and canvas technology
• Experience with OTT, TV Everywhere, Video Streaming services, and development on embedded devices

We are committed to creating both a workforce and content that are as diverse as the global audiences we serve. See what we are doing for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging here at WarnerMedia.

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