Full Time Job

Technology Director


Arlington, VA 11-12-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Director, Technology

Team: Product Development

Status: Full-Time/Exempt/Fixed-term (funded by a grant for 2 years)

About Us

PBS serves the American public with the highest-quality programming and services, using media to educate, inspire, entertain, and express diverse perspectives.

We're a small team responsible for big projects. We're hiring an experienced engineer who will help guide the implementation of a single sign-on solution across PBS web and mobile products and other public media properties.

Perks include: amazing co-workers, a humane work-life balance, and meaningful work.

About The Role

The person in this role will:
• Work closely with internal PBS teams and consumers of the SSO solution.

• Create and manage the technical plan for the project.

• Uncover, assess, and mitigate technical risks. Balance technical tradeoffs.

• Communicate with internal and external stakeholders.

About You

An ideal candidate has the following characteristics:
• Enthusiastic: We work at a company that effects positive change. Let's act like it!

• Collaborative: You're smart and communicative enough to mentor junior engineers. You can accept feedback from engineers that have had different experiences than you.

• Humbly opinionated: You bring what you know to the table and are willing to learn more.

• Lifelong learner: You're driven by an inquisitive nature.

Technical Skills:
• 4+ years as Senior Engineer / Technical Lead, or similar experience.

• Experience delivering apps using Python, Django

• Experience authoring and consuming APIs

• Experience with relational databases and data modeling

• Professional experience working with OAuth 2.0, OpenID, social logins, MFA, and other CIAM/SSO related technologies.

• Experience implementing Akamai Identity Cloud, Auth0, Okta, or other SSO solutions for a large user base.

• Familiarity with data privacy laws and regulations, including GDPR and CCPA.

• Previous experience building technology in public media.

PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the EEOC and the Commonwealth of Virginia

Company Profile

PBS and our member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS's educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way.