VP of Consumer Experience Engineering - HBO Max
Time Warner, Inc.
 California, MD

Posting Job Description

Build the Future of Entertainment

HBO Max is WarnerMedia's direct-to-consumer (DTC) offering debuting in May 2020. With over 10,000 hours of curated premium content anticipated at launch, HBO Max will offer powerhouse programming for everyone in the home, bringing together HBO, a robust slate of new original series, key third-party licensed programs and movies, and fan favorites from WarnerMedia's rich 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.

Our DTC Technology team is laying the foundation for HBO Max, and we need highly motivated, uniquely skilled, and technically agile experts across a variety of disciplines to accomplish things that have never been done before.

WarnerMedia, which was acquired by AT&T in 2018, is a global media company that delivers premium content and operates one of the worlds largest TV, Film & Interactive Studios that has brought you some of the most iconic franchises from HBO, Turner, Warner Bros, Otter Media including: Game of Thrones, Aquaman, The Sopranos, Scooby-Doo, True Detective, Austin Powers, Friends, Lord of the Rings, Batman, Westworld, DC Comics, Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, The Flinstones, Harry Potter, The Matrix, The Big Bang Theory, and more.

WarnerMedia Technology is launching an all-new direct-to-consumer streaming service which will bring together the breadth and depth of WarnerMedia and AT&T's broadcast and cable TV, film studios, interactive & immersive content, distinguished news & entertainment reporting and much more - all in one digital destination.

The Job

WarnerMedia Technology is seeking an experienced and accomplished Vice President of Consumer Experience Engineering to develop and manage the client, user experience and video engineering teams responsible for Warner Media's direct-to-consumer product. As the VP of Engineering, you will partner with other leaders across the organization to help lead the strategic direction, development and future growth of our direct to consumer technology. This position will build and develop a global organization that consists of high performing engineering teams that deliver value to our customers with great velocity and consistency. You will own and drive technical strategy for your teams and provide leadership that creates an environment of innovation and delivery. We are looking for a Vice President of Client Engineering to oversee a team of engineers with the goal of developing our client applications for mobile, connected devices and Web. You will work across Engineering, Product, and Program to ensure the delivery of high quality client applications, API's and video platform technologies and systems deployed globally. You have experience recruiting and building diverse engineering teams. You lead by example, promoting a positive and inclusive company culture and fostering trust and transparency.

The Daily

  • Design, build, implement and manage the consumer experience engineering platforms including clients, API's and video platform technology
  • Build reliable, scalable and highly performant products and features using industry best practices
  • Ensure the implementation of best practices on each platform
  • Lead the development of applications that are instrumented properly to understand performance in production
  • Work with QA teams to ensure applications are properly tested prior to being released
  • Lead long range planning efforts for your organization that are integrated with overall Direct-to-Consumer Engineering strategies
  • Scope and manage new custom development projects and identify appropriate system architecture, features, solutions, timelines and budgets
  • Hire, inspire, and lead multiple high-performing, global engineering teams
  • Develop and execute product roadmaps with input from the delivery team, stakeholders, and operations and technology leadership that maximizes opportunities to improve business processes, develop a best in class product and produce results
  • Manage the SDLC including driving project plans, budgets, and toolsets
  • Partner with Enterprise Architecture to establish and evangelize architectures and patterns, shared code repository, and shared interfaces
  • Continually review the technology needs of supported business functions relative to new technological developments and trends and keep abreast of industry and emerging technology
  • Work collaboratively with executive leadership and senior stakeholders across the business and brands to understand their priorities and aspirations, identifying how the technology organization can partner to shape and support the strategic vision and roadmap of AT&T, WarnerMedia, HBO, Turner, Warner Bros and all subsidiaries

The Essentials

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • 15+ years experience planning, designing, developing and delivering software and operations
  • 10+ years experience as a people manager in a product development or software development organization and operations
  • Hands-on experience leading a software development organization with operational excellence
  • Strong experience influencing and delivering results in a cross-functional environment
  • Experience in the development and operations of high scale distributed/scalable systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex, technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
  • High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

The Nice to Haves

  • Passion for people management and mentorship
  • A strong breadth of knowledge in modern software technologies, including, but not limited to RUST, Java, C++, Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node, Linux/UNIX, Ruby, AJAX, MySQL, Flash, XML
  • Excellence in technical communication with internal and external partners
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven track record of building and managing high performing engineering teams
  • Exceptional customer relationship skills including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines with optimal solutions
  • Understanding and commitment to software engineering principles/processes (e.g. Agile, DevOps, CI/CD, TDD, XP) and continuous improvement through measurement
  • Demonstrated experience with in leveraging and/or brokering services from AWS, Azure or GCP, specifically in supporting deployments on one or more of these platforms

The Perks

  • HBO exclusive events
  • Paid time off 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

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