Full Time Job

Staff Software Developer

Warner Bros. Discovery

Kanata, ON 06-21-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
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.

To see what it's like to work at CNN, follow @WBDLife on Instagram and X!

It's not about the level. It's about you. We don't want to put you in a box. We want you to break it. You will work in an environment of focused teams who are highly collaborative. Sharing experiences and skills across these teams strengthens us and our products.

The Job

CNN maintains platforms that power the data for our leading business markets pages & world-class election coverage. These platforms are highly available redundant architectures that are in need of constant augmentation in order to keep up with demand and competition. This sometimes includes major refactors and or architectural over-hauls that keep us in-line with business requirements. We are looking for engineers who are comfortable across the stack and interested in solving unique and challenging problems.

The Daily
• Contribute to the architecture and implementation of CNN Digital's cloud infrastructure using Cloudformation and Terraform.
• Develop and enhance our existing Bash scripts used for deployments and local development
• Maintain Production and Lower environment infrastructure such as applying security patches and upgrading services.
• Maintain and develop our CI/CD infrastructure in AWS codebuild & codepipeline.
• Work primarily in AWS services such as AWS Managed Service Apache Flink, RDS Aurora Postgres, Opensearch, ECS, SQS and ElasticCache Redis
• Contribute to the code & architecture reviews and champion best practices for the organization by defining and evolving engineering standards.
• Stay abreast with industry trends and announcements. Understand how changes can impact our business and raise concerns and/or propose solutions to mitigate.
• Code! Be passionate about software engineering with a strong sense of ownership for the code that you and your team write.
• Follow a progressive development methodology, moving from proofs of concept to prototypes to production releases.

The Essentials
• BS degree in Computer Science or relevant work experience with 8+ years of relevant experience
• Proven record of driving initiatives which involve changes in the engineering culture through evangelism and structured processes
• Ability to review company goals and lead towards success, through discussion with engineering peers, proposals, and ultimately breaking down the solution into meaningful tasks to execute or delegate to the team
• Deep industry experience with modern development technologies, and hands-on familiarity with both client and server technology. Have a solid understanding of common software data structures and algorithms
• A passion to grow professionally and continue developing along an individual contributor path

The Nice to Haves
• Java, TypeScript, & Python scripting experience
• Active in open source community
• Experience with interviewing and talent acquisition

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0k0wm-44-200-194-255-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Warner Bros. Discovery

We are the now and the next. The power behind the people building the future. We are born from the spirit of innovation. We are created from the idea that people around the world want more, need more, deserve more. We are the home of the global digital revolution. We are CNN.