Software Development Engineer I at Discovery Direct-to-Consumer

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Location:  

New York, NY, US, 10022-7240

Date:  Feb 4, 2021

Req ID:  1751

Description: 

Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company’s mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.

Job Summary

 

 

As television and media habits change, our mission remains true to the principles that founded Discovery – every day we seek to ignite people’s curiosity to engage, entertain and enlighten the world around them through amazing viewing experiences.

 

The Direct to Consumer Group is a technology company within the Discovery brand. We are building a global streaming video platform (OTT), and a suite of applications to support all of our network’s brands globally. We are building modern container-based micro-services operated on AWS. Our platform covers everything from search, catalogue, video transcoding, personalization, to global subscriptions, and really much more. We build user experiences ranging from classic lean-back viewing to interactive learning applications.  We build for connected TVs, web, mobile phones, tablets, and consoles for a large footprint of Discovery owned networks (Discovery, Food Network, Golf TV, MotorTrend, Eurosport, Discovery Play, and many more) This is a growing, global engineering group crucial to Discovery’s future.

 

We are hiring a software development engineer to join our direct to consumer team. 

 

The ideal candidate has an established background in developing customer-obsessed experiences, a strong technical ability, great communication skills, a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment, a high level of creativity, great analytical reasoning skills, and of course, passion for technology.

Responsibilities

 

  1. Degree in Computer Science or related field

  2. Strong experience of product development experience in consumer-focused companies

  3. Strong experience of technical experience as software developer, or related role

  4. Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design

  5. Computer Science fundamentals in data structures

  6. Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis

  7. Expert knowledge of AWS and/or Azure and/or GCP

  8. Experience developing in at least one of Java, C#, C++ and Go

  9. Ability to work on a diverse team

  10. Knowledge of video streaming, codecs, video delivery and broadcast workflows is a big plus.

  11. 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

  12. Experience with critical, 24x7 systems

Requirements

 

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field

  • Strong experience of product development experience in consumer-focused companies

  • Strong experience of technical experience as software developer, or related role

  • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design

  • Computer Science fundamentals in data structures

  • Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis

  • Expert knowledge of AWS and/or Azure and/or GCP

  • Experience developing in at least one of Java, C#, C++ and Go

  • Ability to work on a diverse team

  • Knowledge of video streaming, codecs, video delivery and broadcast workflows is a big plus.

  • 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

  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States

Preferred Skills

 

  • Experience with mission critical, 24x7 systems

  • Experience with high throughput, multi-threaded systems

  • Experience implementing and consuming large-scale web services

  • Master’s degree in computer science or equivalent

  • Experience in development on cloud-based infrastructure

  • Experience influencing software engineers’ best practices within your team

  • Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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