Staff Technical Program Manager, Clients & Platforms - HBO Max

Division

HBO Max

Position Type

Full Time

Interests

Engineering

Location

United States - Washington - Seattle

Posted Date

Feb. 22, 2021

Req Number

181950BR

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

WarnerMedia is looking for a Staff Technical Program Manager to drive the development of clients and platforms used for the HBO Max streaming service. This position is an engineering- and technology-focused role requiring experience shipping multiple products across multiple device platforms using a variety of process, engineering, and operational methodologies.

As a TPM at WarnerMedia, you know how to navigate the goals, plans, challenges, and solutions for shipping software. You’re passionate about using, modeling, and teaching that process to your team and colleagues. You know how to make rational and thoughtful trade-offs to deliver while maintaining healthy team and organizational relationships.

You’ll work closely with cross-functional teams of engineers, designers, product managers. You will embrace our inclusive culture and development philosophy by actively involving and engaging the entire team regardless of title or reporting structure. You’ll stay focused on delivering to the right goals and executing in a way that is consistent with the team’s development methodology. You have strong negotiation and cross-functional communication skills.

The Daily
  • Manage cross-functional communication across multiple development teams and dependent groups.
  • Provide knowledgeable feedback in technical discussions about solution design and implementation.
  • Discover and articulate technical requirements and dependencies on both internal and external development teams as deliverables change. These could include changes to APIs, interfaces, or the behavior of services or client devices.
  • Establish schedule, goals, and milestones that align with cross-functional team dependencies and strategic goals.
  • Extract and document implementation details in collaboration with cross-functional teams and identify roadblocks before they occur.
  • Define engineering implementation requirements based on UI/UX designs.
  • Improve team velocity through smart planning and healthy retrospectives.
  • Holding meetings … except when meetings should be emails.

The Essentials
  • 8+ years of experience on multiple technical projects.
  • Experience with platform engineering teams, including selection, development, adoption, and conversion to client frameworks, capability libraries, CI/CD service pipelines, and platform services.
  • Experience with work issue tracking systems like Jira, YouTrack, and/or Visual Studio Teams.
  • Experience authoring features and specifications used for planning, review, and implementation.
  • Experience documenting existing technical systems and training users in complex functional, operational, and managerial procedures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with all levels of technical and non-technical staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including diplomacy, negotiation, and problem resolution.
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong understanding of software development methodologies including waterfall and agile (including Lean and/or Scaled Agile Framework).
  • Able to function effectively in ambiguity with frequently changing and sometimes conflicting goals.
  • Ability to learn new development and productivity tools in order to continuously improve effectiveness.

The Nice to Haves
  • Ability to read and interpret TypeScript, C++, and/or Node.js.
  • Experience with Roku, iOS/tvOS, and Android development
  • Media, entertainment, and/or games industry experience is a plus.

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.


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.