HBO Senior Staff Engineer (Video Client Development)

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:

The Senior Staff Engineer will be responsible for building tools and engineering best in class processes that will enhance our streaming quality across our media library. This engineer will directly be responsible for designing and writing code for video clients and services related to HBO’s video streaming capability and content associated with future interactive endeavors.

REQUIREMENTS

What we’re looking for:

A Senior Engineer and hands-on coder with the ability to effectively communicate to stakeholders across various business units, write concise specifications and identify technical gaps within the engineering media pipeline. You possess superb analytical skills and can quickly assess when necessary to utilize current tools/technologies, or build new tools/technologies to solve technical problems you have uncovered.

Tools we like:

  • C, C++, C#
  • Java
  • SQL
  • NoSQL

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.


See Inside the Office of HBO

Launched in 1972, HBO has become a critically acclaimed innovator, ratings record-breaker and multiple Golden Globe winner in the cable television industry. The company offers 24-hour pay television services of its exclusive productions—including original movies, series, comedy, documentaries, family shows, and world-class sporting events—to its dedicated following of 46 million subscribers in the U.S. and in 50 countries around the globe.


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