Full Time Job

Principal Architect

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Seattle, WA 04-27-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Make your mark in the broadcast and digital media landscape! Sinclair Digital is transforming how local news and television is produced, distributed, and consumed. We are the digital innovation team for the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country, with affiliations to all major networks and more local television stations than anyone else. Sinclair Digital's software engineers work together to solve complex problems around delivering news and entertainment to audiences across the country. Our digital portfolio combines websites, mobile apps, over-the-top (OTT) apps, and our content publishing platform into a seamless user experience. We take pride in our charter to transform Sinclair Broadcast Group from a broadcast-centric company into an every-platform enterprise while maintaining our entrepreneurial spirit.
Our Audience Engineering teams are looking for an experienced Principal Engineer to champion new technical initiatives and own engineering operations. This person will architect robust, scalable, and efficient software solutions, evaluate and champion new technologies, and push industry best practices in a high-visibility technically innovative group. The ideal candidate will be passionate about media and technology and have enterprise engineering experience.

Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with team leads to deliver high-quality, high-throughput software
• Provide architecture and technical direction for frontend and backend systems
• Be hands-on to help the team to design, develop, test, and deliver software
• Research and pioneer the adoption and use of new technologies
• Ensure operational success of the Audience Engineering department

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent practical experience
• 8+ years of experience with the following technologies: JavaScript, Java, Python, PHP, SQL and/or NoSQL data stores
• Master-level knowledge of software design patterns and standards, REST and HTTP interaction, and the software development life cycle
• A collaborative, flexible, positive mindset
• Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English

Preferred Qualifications:
• 2+ years of experience in building web applications with React JS that have been successfully delivered to users
• 2+ years of Node.js experience
• Exceptional troubleshooting abilities
• Experience with developing automated internal frameworks or developer tools to increase developer release velocity or improve code health
• Master's degree or further education or experience in engineering, computer science or other technical related field

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gw8mpn-3-236-122-9-42 in your application.

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