Warner Bros. Discovery

Sr. Manager, Software Engineering Tools & Frameworks

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Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery... the stuff dreams are made of.
Who We Are...
When we say, "the stuff dreams are made of," we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next...
From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.
Senior Manager - Data Platform Tools & Frameworks
Company Overview
WBD is a premier global media and entertainment company offering audiences the world's most differentiated and complete portfolio of content, brands and franchises across television, film, sports, news, streaming and gaming. We're home to the world's best storytellers, creating world-class products for consumers. From brilliant creatives to technology trailblazers and beyond, join us as we step into the next chapter.
Role Overview
As an Senior Engineering Manager here you are passionate about using software-based approaches to solve complex data-driven challenges and automate those solutions. Within our organization, you'll lead efforts aimed at scaling our existing data offerings and establish the technical strategy for how we can better equip engineers and leaders with Data Platform. You'll build a deep understanding of our digital streaming service and use that knowledge, coupled with your engineering, infrastructure, data, and cloud knowledge, to optimize and evolve how we understand our technical ecosystem.
To be successful, you'll need to be deeply technical and capable of holding your own with other strong peers. You possess excellent collaboration and diplomacy skills. You have experience practicing infrastructure-as-code, data lake management, AI/ML Knowledge, and Analytics. In addition, you'll have strong systems knowledge and troubleshooting abilities.

  • Own the end-to-end architecture of the data platform, ensuring its efficiency, cost-effectiveness, security, and governance.
  • Collaborate closely with other engineers to design and build an optimal and cost-efficient platform solution.
  • Work in partnership with other engineers and managers to design and develop foundational elements of the platform. Create tools and frameworks that enhance data processing, information retrieval, governance, and data quality in a cost-effective and user-friendly manner.
  • Develop platform tools and frameworks to the same standard as seen in open-source projects. Engage closely with the engineering community and open source them upon reaching maturity.
  • Implement cutting-edge AI/ML techniques, including Generative AI, to boost the efficiency of the platform and data engineering processes.
  • Take on the responsibility for the platform's 24x7 support availability and oversee budgetary concerns, including cloud expenditure.
  • Promote a culture of experimentation and data-driven innovation. Inspire and motivate through internal and external presentations and other speaking opportunities.
  • Assist in hiring, mentoring, and coaching engineers. Help build an engineering team that prioritizes empathy, diversity, and inclusion.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or Similar discipline.
  • 8+ years of commendable track record of delivering complex software engineering systems and platforms and 3+ year of people management experience.
  • 6+ years of programming experience using Python/C/C++ or similar languages.
  • 6+ years of experience in wide variety of distributed systems and frameworks - such as
  • Apache Spark, Kafka, Airflow, Kubernetes, Databricks, Snowflake and more.
  • 4+ years of Cloud (AWS preferred) experience.
  • Experience in Analytics Tools and Frameworks (such as Looker, Tableau or similar) is a huge plus.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Drive to master emerging technologies and share experiences with team members.
  • Ability to understand goals, strategies, and needs of the business as they relate to infrastructure and application development.
  • Expert knowledge of best security practices for cloud apps
  • Expert with CI/CD pipelines, preferably GitHub Actions Workflows.
  • Terraform development experience.
  • Proficient with C#, Python/Java.
  • Experience working with containerization platforms, such as Docker, EKS.
  • Databases/Storage knowledge: Snowflake, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch.
  • Git/GitHub experience

Nice to haves

  • Experience in building AI/ML driven platform is a huge plus.

How We Get Things Done...
This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.
Championing Inclusion at WBD
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, 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.
If you're a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at [email protected].
In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. Actual salaries will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to external market data, internal equity, location, skill set, experience, and/or performance. Base pay is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery's total compensation package for employees. Pay Range: $193,200.00 - $358,800.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and sick time and vacation.

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What are Warner Bros. Discovery Perks + Benefits

Warner Bros. Discovery Benefits Overview

Warner Bros Discovery offers a comprehensive set of benefits and perks to support employees in their personal and professional lives. Some program highlights include:

• Local medical, dental, and vision programs in many countries around the world.
• On-site wellness and fitness centers across several of our office locations.
• Family support programs. In the U.S., additional services include on-site childcare in certain offices, backup childcare services, family caregiver leave, adoption, surrogacy, and cryopreservation assistance, and more.
• Tools and resources to support the mental wellbeing of our employees and their dependents, including mental health counselors and 24/7 access to free, confidential support through our Employee Assistance Program administrators.
• Products and services to support financial wellbeing including financial planning tools, and a 401(k) savings plan in the U.S.
• Flexible work arrangements around the globe, allowing employees to better balance work and personal commitments.
• Global learning, leadership & organization programs to inspire, equip, and empower our people to thrive. These programs and resources are accessible to everyone at whatever stage they are in their career.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Summer hours
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Wellness days
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services

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