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
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.
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 family of brands. We are building a global streaming
video platform (OTT) and a suite of applications to support
delivering compelling content from Discovery's library to our
customers worldwide using modern container-based microservices
operated on AWS. Our platform covers search, catalogue, video
transcoding, personalization, global subscriptions, and much more.
We build customer-focused user experiences ranging from classic
lean-back viewing to interactive learning applications. We support
our customers' devices, including connected TVs, web, mobile
phones, tablets, and consoles. We deliver content customers love
through our various Discovery-owned networks: Discovery, Food
Network, Golf TV, MotorTrend, Eurosport, Discovery Play, and many
more. This is a growing, global engineering group providing
critical tier-1 infrastructure for delivering Discovery's promise
to our customers.
We are hiring senior technical program managers to join our
team. We focus on all aspects of streaming video: live and VOD
pipelines, metadata transformation, server-side ad insertion, CDN
integrations, playback services, video player backends, and
AI/ML-based personalization. We are looking for strong technical
leaders to join us who can take a leadership role in guiding the
team in solving complex, challenging technical problems and
delivering solutions to our customers.
The ideal candidate has a track record of having managed
development of multiple high-performance, reliable, scalable
systems that have been successfully shipped to customers in
production. Your work and your approach to work are exemplary:
You make other team members around you more productive by
providing clarity on the what, why, who, and when.
You are a collaborative partner who is always thinking ahead,
challenging assumptions, and anticipating issues before they
happen. You help teams avoid surprises.
You show good judgement, guiding the team in making trade-offs
between immediate and long-term customer and business needs.
You drive best practices and set standards for the teams. You
provide mentoring to others.
You partner with product management and engineering across the
organization to translate product requirements to functional and
technical designs. You work with engineering to establish user
stories, milestones, and schedules. You bring the architectural and
design pattern insights of an engineer to your work, combined with
a project manager's understanding of team dynamics, dependencies,
and scheduling constraints.
You partner closely with architects and principal engineers to
ensure large, complex, cross-team projects have sound technical
foundations and the design and implementation across teams provides
for scalable, reliable, efficient systems.
You are a champion of engineering best practices, helping to
establish a culture of disciplined engineering and helping to
implement mechanisms to help the team be more effective.
At least 5 years technical program management experience in a
software product development environment, including direct
experience in operational cloud computing applications.
Proven experience as a technical leader. Demonstrated ability to
earn trust, influence without authority, and successfully lead the
development of complex applications.
Strong sense of responsibility and ownership for the success of
projects from inception to rollout and maintenance.
Technical fluency with multi-tenant, cloud-based platform
Active commitment to a diverse and inclusive work
Must have the legal right to work in the United States
At least 4 years experience as a software development engineer
or in a quality assurance role.
Knowledge of video encoding and video delivery fundamentals.
Successful working with globally dispersed teams to act as one
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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