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Senior Software Engineer - Kafka

Warner Bros. Discovery

Bangalore, India 04-24-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Senior Software Engineer - Kafka (AMS Team), Bangalore

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.

Senior Software Engineer (Asynchronous Messaging Services Team), Bangalore

About Warner Bros. Discovery:

Warner Bros. Discovery, a premier global media and entertainment company, offers audiences the world's most differentiated and complete portfolio of content, brands, and franchises across television, film, streaming, and gaming. The new company combines Warner Media's premium entertainment, sports, and news assets with Warner Bros Discovery's leading non-fiction and international entertainment and sports businesses. For more information, please visit

Meet Our Team:

As a platform engineer in the Asynchronous Messaging Services team (AMS) you'll be part of the larger Platform & Operations Engineering pillar that's responsible for building a truly global, self-service cloud platform (PaaS) to enable Global Tech's growing number of engineering teams to build, deploy, run and operate their services in a fully autonomous fashion.

Roles & Responsibilities:
• Your role will focus on the development efforts of the Kafka-as-a-Service platform on top of Confluent Cloud.
• You will help drive technical decision-making, particularly regarding operations and the Kafka architectural direction.
• You'll help solve problems related to building a global Kafka architecture considering scalability, replication, schema registries, and self-service IaC workflows to solve for different use cases such as high-traffic telemetry (logs & metrics), business critical events and data processing.
• You'll emphasize modern, rigorous software development practices that emphasize testability, repeatability, and self-service automation.
• You'll collaborate with your teams' leads and help raise the bar of engineering excellence.

What to Bring:
• Bachelor's degree with 5 - 8 years of experience as a software developer.
• You bring passion and enthusiasm to your engineering team.
• You have a track record of shipping quality code to production on a frequent and consistent basis. You thrive under minimal supervision with the ability to self-motivate and self-organize within the organizational structure.
• You have experience running production infrastructure that supports multiple systems in a scalable, stable, and performant manner.
• You measure everything, make decisions based on data, are consumer-obsessed, and take immense pride in your work.

The ideal candidate for this role will have a wide breadth of experience across the entire software stack, as well as deep subject matter expertise in one or more of the following areas:
• Operating Kafka at scale (we use Confluent Cloud)
• Cloud Infrastructure Automation (AWS strongly preferred with Terraform)
• Database design (e.g. Postgres, NoSQL, etc)
• Data Processing & Streaming (e.g. Hadoop, Big Table, Spark, Redshift)
• Distributed Systems Development (e.g. asynchronous communication patterns, consensus algorithms, distributed transactions)
• Programming (e.g. Go-lang, Java, Kotlin, Scala, Python, Ruby)
• Event Driven Architecture & Streaming Frameworks (e.g. Kafka Streams)

In addition, your technical expertise should match well to the following:
• Experience leading the development of large-scale projects, e.g. breaking down tasks, delegating work, assisting in the creation of roadmaps and work back plans
• Understanding of distributed systems in Kubernetes
• Hands-on experience with multiple IaC tools
• Experience with some of the frameworks and tools our development teams use day to day (i.e Spring Boot, Kafka Streams)
• Experience with the development and operation of high throughput, low-latency systems
• Hands-on experience with automating development workflow pipelines (CI/CD)
• Operational experience (i.e. on-call rotation, incident response)
• Ability to collaborate effectively with remote peers across disparate geographies and time zones
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with particular emphasis on technical documentation (including diagramming)
• Strong CS fundamentals

What We Offer:
• 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, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dyn5q3-3-215-186-30-42 in your application.