Sr Systems Engineer



Position Type

Full Time


Technology/Information Technology


United States - Georgia - Atlanta

Posted Date

Jan. 16, 2020

Req Number


Company Overview

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented
storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN,
DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

Opportunity Overview

The Team

45 years ago, we changed the face of television, and we continue that today by building and delivering next-generation entertainment and technology solutions across the globe. Our innovations impact advertising, data management, information security, content creation and delivery, business operations, broadcasting and ultimately, the fan experience.

As a technologist at WarnerMedia, you will work at the intersection of art and science. You’ll work for brands that inform and entertain the world including [adult swim], Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports- which includes the NBA, NCAA March Madness, Major League Baseball and the UEFA Champions League. You’ll be part of a company that enables community and belonging by creating content that connects with fans when, how and where they want it.

The Job

The Senior Systems Engineer, Media Workflows is a member of a senior operational technical team responsible for automating the movement and transformation of video in a file-based broadcast and web/mobile context, using tools like SDVI's Rally, Telestream Vantage, Aspera Orchestrator, Amazon Web Services, and custom scripting and web work.

The Daily
  • This senior professional provides expert-level design, maintenance, configuration, and support of information technology systems in a 24x7x365 news and entertainment production environment with attention to availability, performance, capacity planning, and security, in addition to acting as a lead and/or mentor to other technical staff.
  • Frequently works on large projects in planning, execution and documentation phases in an Agile, DevOps context.
  • Is a senior member of the department with final ownership of incident escalations within the content supply chain ITIL Service.
  • This is a Monday-Friday, nine to five type role with on-call responsibilities.
The Essentials
  • 2+ years of experience designing and operating media workflow systems, including video encoding/transcoding, automated qc and file movement
  • Experience with our current technical stack is a huge plus: Aspera, Telestream Vantage, Selenio Flex, Dalet Amberfin, Adobe Media Encoder, Interra Baton, Tektronix Aurora, AWS-EC2, AWS-S3, AWS-Lambda - Cloudformation, CloudHealth, etc.
  • 5+ years’ experience in systems administration
  • 10+ years overall IT experience desired
  • 2+ years in an enterprise minimal-downtime environment
  • 2+ years’ experience automating tasks in at least one complex scripting language (python preferred; powershell, perl, ruby, bash, etc.; batch does not count)
  • Advanced (non-expert) skills with both Microsoft Server and Linux (as a server) operating systems
  • Experience with other areas of general IT infrastructure (storage, networking, etc.) highly desirable
  • Experience with enterprise support systems and the ITIL framework highly desirable
  • Experience with application and infrastructure monitoring and analytics
  • Excellent analytical thinking skills, esp. in the realm of complex system troubleshooting
  • Strong communication skills, including written/drawn documentation and verbal customer/executive interactions
  • Ability to lead and mentor across teams where no reporting relationship exists
  • Demonstrated self-starter with capacity for working independently
  • Ability to balance multiple competing demands
The PerksWarner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment 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.