Manager, Content Data Science - HBO Max



Position Type

Full Time


Big Data/Analytics, Data Science


United States - California - Burbank

Posted Date

Oct. 26, 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 Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

Opportunity Overview

HBO Max is the future of entertainment and storytelling.WarnerMedia’s streaming entertainment offering, HBO Max launched in May 2020 and 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 is 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 and other visionaries. Find out more information at

The Job
The Manager, Content Data Science will be a part of the Data Science team responsible for the day to day output for WarnerMedia's streaming service.
As the Manager, Content Data Science, you will be responsible for using your expertise in advanced analytics and predictive modeling to guide your team to solve business challenges and enable our organization to make data driven decisions. In addition, you will design and build end-to-end data science solutions within a cloud-based analytics infrastructure, transforming the insights into actionable endpoints, carrying the data science solution to production, managing the publication of the endpoints for downstream consumption, and communicating the results to stakeholders across all levels.

The Daily
  • Lead development of content demand forecasting, content valuation, and promotion models to drive HBO Max content decision-making.
  • Develop and build innovative data science solutions that utilize machine learning algorithms, statistical and quantitative modeling approaches to support content creation, acquisition, marketing, and distribution strategies and initiatives.
  • Partner with content analytics and engineering teams to develop tools and foundational data sets for consumption from technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Develop content demand roadmaps, and educate both internal and external stakeholders at all levels to drive implementation and measurement.
  • Build and lead a best-in-class data science team. Be a hands-on leader to mentor the team in latest machine learning approaches, and to introduce new techniques and processes.
  • Manage projects priorities and ensure timely delivery. Develop and evangelize best practices for scoping, building, validating, deploying, and monitoring data science models.
  • Prepare and present data science results and analytical insights to stakeholders and leadership.

The Essentials
  • Graduate degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Statistics, Operations Research, or other equivalent quantitative fields (Ph.D. preferred)
  • 4+ years of work experience in Machine Learning, AI and Data Science with a proven track record to drive innovation and business impacts
  • Strong machine learning, deep learning, and statistical modeling expertise, such as causal inference modeling, ensembles, neural networks, reinforcement learning, NLP, and computer vision
  • Proficiency in machine learning and deep learning languages and platforms (Python, R, TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, MXNet etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL and experience with big data platform (AWS, Snowflake, Spark, Google Cloud etc.)
  • Self-starter and self-motivated with the proven ability to deliver results in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
  • Works well in greenfield areas and is not afraid of ambiguity
  • Deep knowledge of software engineering best practices including version control, testing, and deployment pipelines (CI/CD) in the context of machine learning
  • Solid experience on database development, management and ETL on big data platforms
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to explain complex analysis and algorithms to a non-technical audience
  • Knowledge of dashboarding (Tableau, Looker, etc.) or of equivalent report building experience, not required but a plus
  • Works effectively with cross functional teams to build trusted partnerships
  • Working experience in digital media and entertainment industry 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

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.