Full Time Job

Senior Software Engineer, Experimentation Platform


Seattle, WA 02-21-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Find out more information at HBOMax.com.

The Job

HBO Max brings together multiple brands to build the best streaming video customer experience. To complete in the SVOD (Streaming Video On Demand) space we must learn, and learn quickly. We are the team providing the experimentation platform that enables deep understanding of application changes and provides insights to drive impacts on user and developer experiences. Experimentation is critical to the success of the HBO Max service and we are looking for framework-minded engineers to implement easy to use tooling for the Marketing, Product and Engineering teams. Assigning (allocating) our members into A/B test treatments, according to the allocation rules specified by the experiment creators, is foundational to reliable experimentation. Instead of hard-coding individual treatments independently, our platform will enable teams to define aspects of the product they are interested in experimenting on in terms of feature flags or parameters, then update them on-the-fly. You will help us build out UI Applications and JavaScript clients to lower the barrier to entry to these systems. Additionally this platform must enable differentiated treatments as HBO Max moves worldwide.

The Daily
• Design and implement an experimentation platform across HBO Max's client and server ecosystem
• Have a deep understanding of software data structures and algorithms
• Be a self-starter that can independently solve complex engineering problems
• Maintain high quality coding standards for yourself and your team
• Design and deliver components of a complex architecture or distributed system
• Be passionate about software engineering with a strong sense of ownership for the code that you and your team write
• Seek self-improvement and are adaptable to suggestions and feedback
• Hold yourself and your team to high standards while maintaining friendly, respectful relationships

The Essentials
• BS degree in Computer Science, or a related field with 5+ years of relevant experience
• 5+ years of professional development experience using languages such as Java, C, C++, C#, Javascript, Typescript, Golang

The Nice to Haves
• Experience with messaging and notification APIs (Firebase, APNs)
• Experience with customer relationship management platforms (Braze)
• Full-stack industry experience, or hands-on familiarity with both client and server technology
• Success in delivering and operating reliable low-latency, services operating in a 24x7 environment

The Perks
• Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings
• Paid time off every year to volunteer
• Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
• Access to in-house learning and development resources
• Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands