Sr Applications Developer


Warner Bros. Entertainment Group

Position Type

Full Time


Technology/Information Technology


United States - California - Burbank

Posted Date

Apr. 06, 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.

Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years through the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. Warner Bros. employs people all over the world in a wide variety of disciplines. We're always on the lookout for energetic, creative people to join our team.

Opportunity Overview

The Job

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. seeks a Sr Applications Developer for the Enterprise Technology: HR/Payroll Solutions.

The Sr. Application Developer position is responsible for developing and supporting critical application in the Enterprise Technology, HR Solutions and Provisioning portfolio. This position will gather requirements, produce functional and technical design, perform development, testing, deployment, and operational support activities.

This position will provide technical solutions in the HR Payroll, People Data Architecture, Data Integrations & API’s, and Identify Management landscape.

Applications in this space include Workday (Integrations), Bottomline Check Printing, Safeguard International payroll, the home grown People Data Platform, multiple Custom AWS applications, Azure Integrations, Microsoft Graph and PowerShell custom solutions for Identity and Account provisioning, and a suite of HR SQL Server applications built using .NET/ASP, VBA. Detailed technical knowledge of a variety of technologies and business knowledge of HR and Identity data is required to be successful in this role.

The position will support additional products and tools used within the department, including AWS services, custom applications built using python and JavaScript, and integration with our Workday platform, plus API integrations with tools like Apigee and AWS API Gateway. AWS applications are built with Angular, API Gateway, Lambda, NoSQL, S3, NeptuneDB, Python and Javascript.

The role will attend client interviews and participate in stakeholder workshops. Upon establishment of the requirements, this position will use their technical and functional knowledge to support the design, configuration, development, testing, and deployment/cutover phases to implement to production.

The Daily
  • Supports configuration, tables, forms, user interfaces, workflows, calculations, and third-party integration components for the Bottom-Line, People Data Platform, SNOW HR, and other HR applications.
    Manages and triages incidents and user requests based on priority and urgency of the issues.
  • Designs and develops enhancements and new functionality and components for the Bottom-Line, People Data Platform, SNOW HR, AWS, and other HR applications. Translates requirements into detailed technical designs. Designs, develops and tests new or updated application code to meet the requirements. Manages end to end deployment of new features.
  • Designs and develops enhancements and new functionality and components for AWS API’s, Lambda functions and DynamoDB tables. Translates requirements into detailed technical designs. Designs, develops and tests new or updated application code to meet the requirements. Manages end to end deployment of new features.
  • Partners with Clients and Technology Solutions to define and capture business requirements, technical requirements, determines scope, and estimates the effort in the development of Technology requirements. Leads application development related activities while ensuring that appropriate governance exists for all delivery of technology solutions.
The Essentials
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with configuration and development of HR related applications using Microsoft or AWS technologies, preferably within the Entertainment industry or within a Union based workplace.
  • 3 years of technology experience supporting a complex application with integration points across other systems
  • Experience with complex integrations preferably between HR, Payroll, Time and Attendance and Financial systems (such as SAP)
  • Minimum of 3 years of programming experience with a modern development language such as Java, C#, Python, and JavaScript
  • Experience with AWS development or other public cloud environments such as Azure or Google Cloud preferred
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as Node, Angular, React preferred
  • Experience with complex integrations between back-office ERP platforms
  • Experience with JavaScript, JSON and API programming strongly preferred
  • Experience with test driven development, CI/CD, Agile practices and tools desired
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with Database development technologies required
  • Understanding of the technical components required to support business processes, including
effort estimates and resource management experience
  • Experience planning and implementing enhancements, operating and maintaining technology systems supporting existing business process and live productive applications
  • Experience with technologies and protocols to support identity federation and robust access control models (e.g., SAML 2.0, WS-Federation, OAuth, OpenID Connect)
  • Knowledge of common code management best practices, automated deployment, using code repository tools like Git or SVN
  • Ability to write technical specifications, use case diagrams, build flowcharts etc. using common tools (Confluence, Visio, Lucidchart)
  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Graduate degree or professional certification preferred
  • Technical Knowledge / Skills:
    • Experience with JavaScript, JSON and API programming
    • Strong programming in Java, Python or other modern object-oriented language
    • Strong programming in SQL and Database development, relational or NoSQL
    • Integration frameworks (e.g., middleware, transformation logic)
    • Writes documentation and analysis for payroll and related financial activities used to identify systemic issues or problems with integrations
    • Understanding of application technology and associated solutions and strategies related to the client’s business to help them achieve their business goals and objectives
    • System design and testing concepts
    • Client deployment readiness concepts (e.g. business cutover)
    • Development certifications desirable (AWS, Azure, etc.)
  • Functional Knowledge / Skills in the following areas:
    • Knowledge of HCM processes preferably including studio pay calculations, time reporting, and workflow best practices. Other complex rule-based business domains will be considered (unions, claims, financials, etc.)
    • Knowledge of all phases of system development lifecycle, including production support
  • General Knowledge / Skills required:
    • Strong customer service focus and responsiveness
    • Strong analytical skills, interpretive and evaluative skills
    • Strong organizational skills across multiple threads of work streams
    • Outstanding documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills
    • Creative and resourceful approach to the business and an ability to think and deliver creative value-added solutions to clients
    • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to all levels of management and staff
  • Must be service-oriented
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including possible overtime, when necessary

But Wait, There’s More!

The Perks

• Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings
• Paid time off every year to volunteer for eligible employees
• 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.