Sr. Manager, Machine Learning & AI Engineering - HBO Max



Position Type

Full Time


Big Data/Analytics, Data Science


United States - California - Burbank, United States - California - Los Angeles, United States - New York - New York, United States - Washington - Seattle

Posted Date

May. 18, 2020

Req Number


Opportunity Overview

HBO Max is the future of entertainment and storytelling. WarnerMedia’s new streaming entertainment offering, HBO Max is the culmination of some of the most innovative new technology and greatest creative talent in the industry. Anchored by the entire HBO service, arguably the greatest brand in television, HBO Max also features fan favorites from the WarnerMedia library including Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, and more. HBO Max will also be home to key third-party library acquisitions, such as Friends, South Park and Doctor Who, and more than 50 exclusive Originals in its first year, from the likes of groundbreaking creative talent such as J.J. Abrams, Ridley Scott, Jordan Peele, Steven Soderbergh, Michael Mann, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Anna Kendrick, Greg Berlanti, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Zemeckis, Ellen DeGeneres, and other visionaries. HBO Max launches in May 2020.

The Job

As the Senior Manager, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Engineering for HBO Max Data Science team, you will manage the talented ML and AI engineers to develop machine learning infrastructure and scalable ML systems to accelerate ML innovation, and to enable AI applications for HBOMAX Data Platforms.

This role will be focused on building and innovating advanced analytics and ML platforms, partnering closely with data scientists, data engineers, software engineers and business stakeholder to drive audience curation and activation, real-time analytic and AI engineering solutions. This is a great time to join WarnerMedia Entertainment working with world-class brand data like HBO as the media industry vertically aligns along world-class content, digital distribution and backed by the mobile infrastructure strength of AT&T.

The Daily
  • Scale and optimize machine learning at all stages of a project’s lifecycle including feature engineering, model training, production deployment, A/B testing, monitoring, and retraining to ensure continuous delivery.
  • Design solution architecture and develop online/offline learning system to accelerate learning cycle.
  • Operationalize, measure, and manage ML/AI algorithms, and maintain high system reliability & sustainability.
  • Develop ML pipelines that can evolve rapidly to handle new technologies and modeling approaches.
  • Provide thought leadership to enable ML/AI applications, and to deliver ML/AI products and services to support internal and external stakeholders
The Essentials
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other quantitative fields
  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience in software engineering, system engineering, data science, data engineering and architecture with a proven track record to drive innovation and impacts
  • Minimum of 5 years of managing a team of ML and data engineers
  • Strong knowledge and experience with big data platforms (AWS, Snowflake, Spark) and ML/AI languages and tools (Python, TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, MXNet)
  • Experience in building advanced analytics and ML infrastructure and system
  • Experience in developing and deploying machine learning algorithms and advanced modeling solutions
  • Self-starter and self-motivated with the proven ability to deliver results in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
  • Working experience in digital media and entertainment industry is preferred
  • Experience with Agile methodologies is preferred
The Perks
  • Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
  • Access to in-house learning and development resources
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands
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.

Warner 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.