HBO Senior Staff Engineer, Server

OVERALL SUMMARY:

At HBO, we believe that digital technologies will create a new era of entertainment products. Out of our passion for technology and content, we have created a new software engineering group with offices in Seattle and New York City.

The fundamental goals of these teams are to accelerate our ability to innovate; to deliver compelling new consumer experiences with HBO GO, MAX GO, and HBO.com; and to develop new types of interactive experiences that enhance our entertainment franchises.

Exploring this nexus of technology and entertainment requires a staff of highly motivated and technically flexible software professionals across a variety of disciplines: development, program management, test, and design. We are hiring people in all areas of product development to build a team that can create engaging, high-quality products and interactive experiences. We need expertise in devices—such as smart phones, tablets, game consoles, and PCs—as well as expertise in cloud computing and web services. Above all, we need a team that can take that expertise and accomplish things that have never been done before—because that’s what we’re doing.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

What you’ll do:

You will work with some of the most exciting, new technologies to provide rich content to our video streaming applications, at massive scale. You will also create brand new data and services platforms that help to advance digital entertainment and the art of storytelling. You will work within a team of experienced and diverse software engineers and partner with designers, client engineers and business teams to deliver entertainment experiences that delight our audience.

If you’re excited about building large, distributed computing platforms from the ground up, or if the promise of real time, streaming big data fills you with delight, this role holds plenty of opportunity for you.

What we’re looking for:

A highly skilled engineer, with a proven track record, who takes pride in quickly bringing high-quality code to market; an imaginative, self-motivated engineer, who enjoys learning and applying new technologies, and who thrives in a dynamic, engineering-oriented work environment.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other equivalent technical degree
  • At least 5 years industry experience
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Expertise with one or more of C, C++, C#, Objective-C, Java or JavaScript
  • Experience in distributed computing architecture and implementation
  • Experience in big data architecture, modeling and implementation
  • Experience with cross-platform, multi-language content
  • A creative zeal for digital entertainment

Things we like:

  • Node.js and JavaScript, REST, NoSQL, Storm, Kafka, polyglot expertise, Jasmine, Jenkins, Linux, dragons

About Us It’s HBOSM

America’s most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services—HBO®and Cinemax®. HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GOSM and MAX GOSM, as well as HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

HBO is an equal employment opportunity employer. HBO does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. HBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.


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