Software Engineer II



Position Type

Full Time




United States - Washington - Seattle

Posted Date

Feb. 22, 2021

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.

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

The Job

Like to develop features that millions of customers depend upon? The Commerce group is a friendly, energetic engineering team responsible for the money side of the HBO Max streaming service. Our modern, React clients and Typescript services seamlessly onboard customers, manage their full lifecycle, and handle recurring billing. We're cross-location with team members in Seattle, New York, and Atlanta, and we work daily with HBO Max colleagues across the globe. We're looking for enthusiastic Engineers who have an interest in the commerce space and a passion for creating great software.

The Daily

As a Staff Engineer II on the HBO Max Native Billing team, you will design and build solutions for processing payments. You will own and improve features involving subscription management, experimentation, billing and invoicing, integrating with external payment gateways, and supporting financial reporting tools. By joining our team, you'll have a rare opportunity to make some of the world’s best content accessible to millions of customers, securely and seamlessly.

In this role, you will:

  • Join a growing team with many opportunities for you to expand your skillset.

  • Get the opportunity to learn about and influence multiple areas of the product.

  • Learn to evaluate multiple technical approaches and drive consensus with your engineering peers.

  • Use data to solve real world problems and improve customer experience.

  • Grow your ability to design, implement, and own critical features of a product used by millions of customers.

  • Have experienced engineers close by to mentor you.

  • Work with new features from a variety of commerce and technology partners

  • Work with designers, product managers, and marketers to optimize the purchase experience.

The Essentials

  • 3+ years of experience in software engineering on shipped consumer products or platforms.

  • A solid understanding of common software data structures and algorithms.

  • Be a quick learner that can leverage surrounding resources to solve their problems.

  • Have the ability to translate abstract concepts into concrete designs

  • Be passionate about software engineering and the quality of your work, with a strong sense of ownership for the code that you and your team write.

  • Understand the tradeoffs required to balance business and technical needs

  • Hold yourself and your team to high standards while maintaining friendly, respectful relationships.

  • Seek self-improvement and be adaptable to suggestions and feedback.

The Nice to Haves

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or science-related discipline

  • Experience working with non-technical stakeholders to scope work and clarify requirements

  • DevOps experience, where you've owned and operated the systems you've developed.

  • Success in designing and building highly available systems at scale.

  • Experience with a variety of back-end persistence, queuing and networking technologies

  • Experience building and deploying on AWS, including serverless

  • Familiarity with NodeJS, JavaScript, TypeScript and GoLang

  • Experience with commerce development, financial systems, and payment gateways like Stripe.

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.