Engineering Manager, Build Automation

Company Description

Verizon Digital Media Services brings together world-class technology to prepare, deliver and display content — so users can watch and enjoy on their terms. The purpose of our platform is simple. It delivers next-generation digital experiences for today’s demanding users, whether it be their favorite TV shows, catching up with friends via social media or shopping for the latest gadgets. Built on top of one of the world’s largest networks, our platform easily handles your users’ appetite for instant, secure and always-on media, anytime, anywhere.

Job Description

Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) is looking for highly talented and technical Engineering Manager, Build Automation to help us build the next generation software powering the internet. This is an excellent opportunity to join a world class technical team, working with some of the best and brightest engineers while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most innovative and progressive technology companies.

As an Engineering Manager for the Edge build and automation team, you will be a creative problem solver who enjoys working with developers to build a world-class development environment. We are looking for a tech-savvy lead who is obsessive about workflow, automation, and helping engineers to be as efficient as possible.. The person in this role is comfortable with pushing boundaries, removing bottlenecks, and pushing his team to create functionality easy enough for any developer to pick up and use.


  • Lead a team of engineers responsible for the development of build systems and associated automation technologies.

  • Develop project plans and commitments for your team then deliver consistently against those commitments.

  • Hire build and automation developers, and retain them.

  • Coach your team members and grow their capabilities over time.

  • Participate in the architecture and technology choices that enable a world-class build automation and continuous deployment system

  • Be a champion for the user: Insist on the highest standards, create functional and engaging features to scale out the development and deployment pipeline.


Minimum qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • Experience in one or more of: C, C++, Java, Perl, Python, Go, or scripting experience in Shell and Perl.

  • 3+ years of large-scale production experience in a leadership capacity

  • Experience working with Unix/Linux systems from kernel to shell and beyond, with experience working with system libraries, file systems, and client-server protocols.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience creating and maintaining large project build systems and associated automation technologies.

  • Great communication skills and ability to work effectively on shared projects

  • Experience leading a team of engineers to deliver a combined result.

  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum.

  • Experience working in a distributed development environment.

  • A strong technical background with software engineering or technical management experience (e.g. experience as a technical producer, tech director, lead programmer, or similar).

  • Systematic problem solving approach, coupled with a strong sense of ownership and drive.

  • Networking: experience with network protocols e.g. TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, etc., MAC addresses, IP packets, DNS, OSI layers, and load balancing.

  • Expertise in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.

  • In-depth knowledge of operating systems (processes, threads, concurrency issues, locks, mutexes, semaphores, monitors and how they work).

  • Familiarity with algorithms, data structures and complexity analysis.

Additional Information

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities Employer: AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.

During the hiring process you'll have the opportunity to find out everything there is to know about the role, the company, meet with your manager and team and see how your ideas could contribute to our success.

Aol is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Aol employees are rewarded competitively and are entitled to a wide range of benefits that encourage a positive lifestyle. Our recruitment team will always welcome any conversations about flexible working requirements.

We do not accept resumes from recruitment agencies that have not signed a formal agreement with us.

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