Staff Software Engineer - HBO Max

Division

HBO

Interests

Engineering

Location

United States - New York - New York

Posted Date

Jun. 10, 2021

Req Number

184849BR

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 are the team that architects, designs and operates the backend datastores for the HBO Max streaming platform that enables real-time targeted customer experiences and dynamic business decisions. We work with the most modern data platform technologies, deployed on a global scale in a cloud environment, and designed to support hundreds of millions of customers in dozens of countries.

We collaborate with Software Engineers and Site Reliability Engineers to build reliability, performance and security into our streaming products. We champion infrastructure as code and strongly believe that automation is the key to delivering reliable systems. Forget what you may think of DBAs, we are “Data Reliability Engineers” and we allow HBO Max to move faster, to ship big database changes without downtime or outages, and to run in an efficient, lights-out manner that just works.

You will be part of a small team, you will get your hands dirty with a lot of modern technology, and you will be a key part of making HBO Max an incredible customer experience!

The Daily
  • Improve current release pipelines to enable build and deploy of data platforms and supporting tooling
  • Introduce deployment verification and performance/resiliency (chaos)/security tests in all applicable stages of the pipeline deployment
  • Automate complex procedures such as upgrades and account migrations in a manner that enables continuous availability
  • Enable a lifecycle of CI/CD and continuous delivery activities in order to reduce risk and streamline delivery
  • Automate metrics (telemetry, processing and visualization) currently identified in monitoring and alerting inventory as part of the deployment to measure system reliability and performance
  • Identify recurring maintenance tasks and engineer repeatable solutions that enable global scale
  • Learn by doing the current operational demands on the team and in-flight automation efforts, then work with team to streamline them
  • Cross-train teammates on automation technologies and techniques
  • Partner with peers in SRE and cloud infrastructure teams to ensure common tooling approaches
The Essentials
  • 8+ years of experience in software engineering, preferably with a reliability engineering or deployment automation focus
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team of talented individuals, grow collaboration in a distributed environment and have fun
  • Expertise with core Computer Science fundamentals, programming, algorithms, and data structures
  • Strong knowledge of database architecture and administration
  • Experience delivering solutions in a public cloud environment
  • Ops viz tooling, such as Statsd, Prometheus, Grafana, Elasticsearch/Logstash/Kibana (ELK), Splunk
  • Strong experience with Python and/or Shell scripting
  • Specific knowledge of several of: DynamoDB, AWS Postgres RDS, Elasticache Redis, Cassandra, pgBouncer, AWS DMS
  • Jenkins, GitHub, Ansible Playbook and Terraform
  • Experience in a direct-to-consumer business where continuous availability is a must-have
The Nice to Haves
  • Great communication and presentation skills
  • Agile team experience, product owner or scrum master training
  • Knowledge and experience with Mongo DB, AWS Aurora, timeseries, graph, and analytical database platforms
  • Database tuning and optimization skills
  • Experience with data privacy regulation, e.g. CCPA, GDPR, etc. and data security
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.

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.