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Senior Software Engineer

Warner Bros. Discovery

New York, NY 04-24-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Senior Software Engineer (Database Reliability Engineer)

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.

Roles & Responsibilities:
• You play a leadership role in your area. You are known for your subject matter expertise in one or more database reliability specializations.
• You have a platform-wide view of the solutions that you build, and you consistently think in terms of architecture.
• You are a key influencer in your team's strategy and contribute significantly to team planning.
• You have built multiple high-performance, stable, scalable systems that have been successfully shipped to customers in production.
• You show good judgement making trade-offs between immediate and long-term business needs.
• You still actively seek input where appropriate and engage your team to inform and share what you are doing.
• You can describe and defend your design and code decisions to other engineers, embrace constructive feedback, and adapt your approach to align with team and company standards and objectives.
• You offer enhancements to best practices, document, design, and architecture improvements, and as feedback through code reviews to other engineers without continuous prompting or recurring encouragement. Other engineers appreciate your feedback.
• You can troubleshoot a production issue by reviewing source code, logs, operational metrics, stack trace etc. to pinpoint a specific problem and then resolve it.
• You can partner with SRE and service team engineers, to devise database solutions that satisfy service team needs.
• Contribute to building a vibrant workplace, where teams can thrive, and model the organization's positive, supportive culture of respect and excellence.

What to Bring:
• 5+ years of hands-on experience and technical leadership with cloud-native database technologies in a production environment and familiarity with AWS database services (Aurora Postgres, DynamoDB, ElastiCache, Keyspaces).
• 2+ years of experience working in public or private cloud environments, with preference for AWS.
• Familiarity with elements of our greater service tech stack, including containerized Kubernetes-based microservice architectures, performance testing platform and tools, JS, APMs, messaging services, API gateways.
• Experience with database dashboarding as a service.
• Exposure to multi-tenant database environments is a big plus.
• Expertise with CI/CD pipelines, repeatable self-serve gitops-based deployments, and infrastructure-as-code technologies (CloudFormation, Terraform) and processes.
• Proficient in functional programming languages (including Python) as well as declarative programming languages (e.g. SQL, MYSQL).
• You are experienced in hands-on database administration for both SQL and NoSQL technologies.
• You drive best practices and set standards for your team.
• You solve business problems with simple and straightforward solutions, applying appropriate technologies and software engineering best practices.
• You deliver high-quality results the first time and improve code, documentation, and results with each iteration. Your team trusts your work.

What We Offer:
• We are not a team of traditional ''on-prem DBAs.'' Deep knowledge of databases is a core competency for our engineers, but we take inspiration from the Reliability Engineering discipline and we invest significantly in cloud automation. Our ideal candidate combines database skills with cloud knowledge, software engineering expertise, and operational excellence. If you are passionate about building and owning things that are real, tangible, and essential to the business, look no further.
• A great place to work.
• Equal opportunity employer
• Fast track growth opportunities

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.

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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: $119,700.00 - $222,300.00 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-rn1nqm-3-235-20-185-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $119,700 to $222,300 Per Year ($ USD)