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Director, Software Engineering

Warner Bros. Discovery

New York, NY 04-06-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
Director, Software Engineering (Live Event Management)

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, ''the stuff dreams are made of,'' we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

Max is where storytelling takes center stage and where creatives find a home with the support and resources to do their best work, no matter the genre or format. Whatever the viewer wants to watch is front and center and more of what they crave is easily discovered. It is where our exclusive Max Originals and iconic entertainment brands thrive, with HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., DC, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network and more delivering the greatest array of series, movies, and specials for audiences of all ages. HBO Max originally launched in the United States in May 2020 and introduced a lower priced, advertising-supported tier in June 2021. It rolled out globally across Latin America and the Caribbean in 2021, followed by its first European launches in the Nordics and Spain later that year. In May 2023, Warner Bros. Discovery introduced Max, an enhanced streaming platform, in the US HBO Max is currently available in 46 countries and there are plans for the continued global expansion of Max in 2024.

Position Summary:

This role will lead the engineering teams building the tools and systems that ingest, manage, orchestrate, and deliver WBD's live programming to Max, TNT Sports, D+, and many other WBD brands.

You will lead by example, define best practices, and set high standards for the entire team and for the rest of the organization. You have a successful track record for ambitious projects delivered reliably across global, cross-functional teams. You are passionate and results oriented. You strive for technical excellence and are very hands-on.

About the team:

The InFlow engineering organization builds backend services hosted on AWS that ingest live programming data (schedules, video settings, artwork, etc.), orchestrate their interactions with other systems through the program's lifecycle (e.g. managing the video encoders), and delivers the live programming to WBD's content systems. The group also builds the web-based tooling that live event operators and editors use to run live events (e.g. sporting events).

The InFlow engineering org is global, with teams in the US and in Europe.

Role and responsibilities
• Recruit and build engineering teams with a mix of front-end, back-end, and full-stack engineers.
• Build cutting-edge capabilities for how live programming is ingested, orchestrated, and delivered to WBD's content systems.
• Build web-based tools for WBD's live programming operators and editors that enables them to deliver programs to consumers.
• Mentor, guide, coach, coordinate training opportunities and support individual growth and technical skills across the engineering teams.
• Enable a continuous learning environment to keep abreast of industry trends.
• Leverage industry best practices and tools to continually improve teams' ability to build, operate and maintain products.
• Ensure that technical solutions are in line with established WBD Digital strategy, standards in respect to architecture, security, corporate governance, coding standards, monitoring, logging, unit test, and service enablement.

Ideal experience
• 10+ years of experience leading engineering teams.
• Experience designing, building, deploying, testing, maintaining, monitoring, and owning scalable, resilient distributed systems using cloud services.
• Experience with modern programming languages, distributed database, queues, stream processing, container orchestration, and front-end web frameworks.
• Obsession for service observability, instrumentation, monitoring, and alerting.
• Knowledge of AWS, GCP or similar cloud platforms.
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field

Championing Inclusion at WBD
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

If you're a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. Actual salaries will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to external market data, internal equity, location, skill set, experience, and/or performance. Base pay is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery's total compensation package for employees. Pay Range: $234,500.00 - $435,500.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and sick time and vacation.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0xpoj-3-215-186-30-42 in your application.