Staff Engineer, Player Experience (AVOD) - HBO Max

Division

HBO Max

Position Type

Full Time

Interests

Engineering

Location

United States - Washington - Seattle

Posted Date

Oct. 14, 2020

Req Number

179178BR

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.

HBO is one of the most respected and innovative entertainment brands in the world, serving iconic, award-winning programming to 140 million subscribers globally. A subsidiary of WarnerMedia, HBO is the world’s most successful pay TV service with an extensive array of programming that includes some of the most notable titles to be on television, including drama series Succession®, Watchmen®, Westworld®, Big Little Lies®, Game of Thrones®, The Sopranos®, Band of Brothers® and The Wire®, as well as comedy series Barry®, Insecure® and Sex and the City®. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

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 HBOMax.com.

The Job
We want to share WarnerMedia’s amazing stories with as many customers as possible. To do so, we are building ad-supported products to complement our premiere subscription product, HBO Max. We’re exploring traditional and innovative ad presentations to share sponsor messages with customers. The new product will be deployed across mobile, desktop, and connected devices.

As a software engineer on WarnerMedia’s AVOD team, you will build and support full-stack components for our streaming video applications. You will own the entire video advertising user experience, including core player interface, beaconing, and integrated ad content. You’ll also lead behind the scenes efforts to improve quality of experience via telemetry and data analysis, and guide our overall UX platform by spreading architectural improvements throughout the organization.

The Daily
  • Join a growing team with many opportunities to expand your skillset, including your ability to design, implement and own critical features in a mission-critical product.
  • Build engaging and intuitive user experiences.
  • Work with the latest streaming media technologies and video capabilities.
  • Learn to evaluate multiple technical approaches and drive consensus with peers.
  • Use data to solve real world problems and improve customer experience, including prioritization of incoming issues reported by customers, partners, and internal QA.
  • Have access to experienced engineers as mentors and technical resources.

The Essentials
  • A strong understanding of Computer Science fundamentals, including algorithms, data structures, and operating systems.
  • Fluency in a modern programming language, ideally JavaScript or TypeScript.
  • To be a quick learner that can leverage surrounding resources to solve problems.
  • Passion for software engineering with a strong sense of ownership for the code that you and your team write, and a desire to become an expert in video advertising technology.
  • To seek self-improvement and adapt to suggestions and feedback.
  • To hold yourself and your team to high standards while maintaining respectful relationships.
  • Ability to provide periodic on-call support for critical emergent customer-facing issues.

The Nice to Haves
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or science-related discipline or 2+ years of experience in software engineering on shipped consumer products or platforms.
  • DevOps experience, where you’ve owned and operated the systems you’ve developed.
  • Full-stack industry experience, or hands-on familiarity with both client and server technology.
  • Experience with video applications, especially streaming video.
  • Experience with device platforms (e.g. Android, iOS, tvOS).
  • Experience with advertising platforms or technologies.

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.

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.