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Staff Software Developer

Warner Bros. Discovery

Kanata, ON 06-04-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Staff Software Developer (Lead)

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.

Who We Are

Warner Bros. Discovery's DTC technology and product organization sits at the intersection of tech, entertainment, and everyday utility. We are continuously leveraging new technology to build immersive and interactive viewing experiences. Our platform covers everything from search, catalog, and video transcoding, to personalization, global subscriptions, and more. We are committed to delivering quality user experiences, ranging from video streaming to applications across connected TV, mobile, web and consoles. As a pure tech organization, we are essential to Warner Bros. Discovery's continued growth, building world-class products from the ground-up for our iconic brands like HBO Max, Discovery Channel, CNN, Food Network, HGTV, Eurosport, MotorTrend , and many more.

Who You Are

The ideal candidate has a passion for developer productivity and build tools . You likely have been a software engineer in your past developing features for customers in either a customer facing application or backend service . However, during your tenure, you have found interest in serving your fellow software engineers through innovative tools, services, and processes that help engineers be productive . You also have amazing skills that allow you to take requirements to produce scalable , reliable, and easy to understand architecture . Additionally, you are astute in taking an architectural design and performing a work breakdown for your team so that your team can deliver value each sprint . Lastly you are a mentor to your fellow engineers helping each person grow . You do this by being a role model within the team .

What You'll Do

As a Staff Software Developer within the Release and Delivery Engineering organization, you'll be joining a group that is responsible for building a truly global, self-service cloud platform (PaaS) to enable DTC's growing number of engineering teams to build, test, deploy, and manage the complete operational life cycle of their services in a fully autonomous fashion. Specifically, you will be leading a team's technological direction responsible for creating a build systems, pipelines, tools, and telemetry, other engineering teams will use to build software at scale. You will help drive technical decision-making, particularly regarding the architectural direction of the platform components for building software. Your team focuses on providing a simple process and set of tools for application teams to leverage so that they can build their application with quality and velocity.

You will help set the tone for how your team
operates by setting standards for engineering and operational excellence. You'll insist on modern, rigorous software development practices that emphasize testability, repeatability, and self-service automation.

• 5+ years' experience
of playing a leading role in designing and develop ment of complex functional changes to existing software systems, or new ones, involving yourself and other engineers. You make good decisions when to build new and when to extend existing.
• 5+ years' experience
of guidance on design, coding, and operational best practices, and have a track-record of applying these best practices to software that you have worked on. You can propose and create best practices proactively where none exist .
• 3+ years' experience driving high impact decisions
on how and what software gets built. Your decisions are often right, and you are persuasive in delivering your suggestions and ideas to your team. You understand how individual pieces of software fit into a greater ecosystem and can actively communicate and advocate for choices among multiple stakeholders.
• You are an effective communicator as exemplified by your technical documentation, and your interactions with stakeholders and adjacent teams . Your success is judged as much on your own productivity as on the positive impact you have on engineers around you.

In addition, your technical skills should match well to the following:
• 8+ years' experience with at least two build systems consisting of ( e.g. gradle , maven, yarn, npm , bazel , make, buck, rush)
• 8+ years' experience with at least one cloud provider (AWS, GCP, Azure, or other)
• 5+ years' experience with at least one IaC tool ( e.g. CDK, Terraform, CloudFormation)
• 5 + years' experience as a software developer using at least one of (Kotlin/Java, Javascript
or Golang preferred) and has a good understanding of how software applications are built . This includes understanding an application's dependency tree .
• 5 + years' experience with automating development workflow pipelines (CI/CD)
• 5+ years' experience with CI/CD systems and tools like Github Actions, Jenkins, or similar system
• 5+ years' experience with container orchestration technologies such as Kubernetes or
AWS EKS is strongly desired.
• 5+ years' experience with AWS services including, EKS, ECS, Lambda, API Gateway, CloudWatch, S3, EC2.
• Experience with the development and operation of high throughput build systems supporting hundreds (or preferably 1,000's) of developers or more.
• Operational experience ( i.e.
on-call rotation, incident response, playbooks, gameday's, etc )
• You are familiar with how to establish telemetry within the software development lifecycle from local developer to production deployment.
• Hands-on experience with designing, maintaining , and measuring Continuous Integration systems at scale.
• Expected to be on call for the team owned systems.
• 2+ years' experience collaborating 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

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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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rv0o4w-3-230-173-188-42 in your application.