HBO Senior Staff Security Engineer

Overall Summary:

At HBO, we believe that digital technologies will bring forward a new era of entertainment products. We are pioneering new ways to deliver our premium content to customers while at the same time developing entirely new interactive experiences.

HBO's Digital Products division is responsible for the entire technology stack that enables our customers to access HBO's programming wherever they are—on whatever device is at hand. Exploring this nexus of technology and entertainment requires a staff of highly inventive and technically flexible software professionals across a variety of disciplines: development, program management, test, and design. We especially prize people who are knowledgeable, innovative, and motivated to create engaging and elegant digital entertainment 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 people who can take their expertise and accomplish things that have never been done before—because that's what we're doing.

HBO is a progressive company with great benefits, a lean management structure, and growth opportunities for talented individuals. Come help us make HBO the best online experience in the world.

What you'll do:

You bring your expertise of application and system security to work together with our client and platform teams to apply industry best practices to HBO's systems and architecture. You'll be analyzing system services, operating systems, networks and applications from a security perspective. You will also be analyzing threats and externally reported bugs to help our engineering teams address them. Your responsibilities will include cross-platform software development, architecture deep dives, and consultation with architects and system owners. We're looking for an individual who is steeped in software security and wants to help our digital products software keep our customers' information safe and our business information secure.

What we're looking for:

A highly skilled individual who is passionate about people, security, and technology, has a proven track record and takes pride in delivering high-quality code to market, enjoys learning, thrives in a dynamic engineering-oriented work environment, and excels in the soft skills required to effectively work with a talented organization of engineers.

Successful applicants must have:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other equivalent technical degree
  • At least 5 years industry experience in security engineering
  • Expertise with one or more of C, C++, C#, Objective-C, Java or JavaScript
  • Expertise with networking, encryption technologies, various operating systems, and cloud-based distributed systems

Tools we like:

  • Go, JavaScript, C, C++, Objective-C, Swift, Java, and experience with services and devices.
  • OS: MacOS, Windows, iOS, Android, Linux

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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