Sinclair Broadcast Group

Production Support Software Engineer

2 weeks agoHunt Valley, MD

As the largest most diversified television broadcasting company in the country, we continuously look to embrace new digital opportunities and challenge ourselves to defy expectations of what a broadcaster can do. Sinclair has an exciting opportunity for a Software Engineer to join our Software Development Production Support Team. We are searching for a dynamic individual who is a natural problem-solver and enjoys the challenge of troubleshooting complex issues across a diverse technology stack.

The enterprise systems that the position will support range from large ERP databases and highly transactional sales systems to data warehousing, web-based broadcast and reporting systems, each with many integrations and dependencies. These systems support our business and media operations, servicing both internal and external customers.


  • Responsible for ensuring the stability and performance of production applications
  • Develop solutions that address break-fix, production stability and optimization issues
  • Looks for areas of improvement in monitoring, application stability, and speed of determining root cause
  • Contribute to automation of delivery pipelines, monitoring, and testing
  • Coordinates with various support and delivery teams across the organization, for problem research and resolution
  • Leverage Sinclair standards to design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code
  • Build a solid rapport with colleagues across Sinclair Technology Partners (STP) including those working in Software Development, Systems, Security, Communication, Quality, Product Ownership and Analysis.
  • Responsible for facilitation and communication of issues defined as high/critical business impact across IT and Business, to resolution.
  • Responsible for managing the various escalation processes for multiple work efforts including Incident Tickets, Service Requests, Root Cause Analysis, and /or Escalated Workarounds
  • Responsible for production best practices, technical and operating standards (e.g., Run time improvements, Data Quality improvements) and workflow process
  • Monitor incoming work queues and manage workload accordingly.
  • Comply with all Sinclair processes including SDLC and Change Management processes.
  • Maintain documentation, possibly including relationship diagrams, package documentation, and maintenance manuals.
  • Collaborate on, adhere to and mentor others on coding standards and development best practices.
  • Be a customer champion within STP and ensure all delivered solutions effectively and efficiently meet their needs.
Technical Experience:
  • 3+ years of development experience in a corporate environment inclusive of enterprise integration tools, enterprise workflow tools, application integration development or design experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology and have proven ability to design, optimize and integrate business processes.
  • Having experience with the following technologies would support your success with working with our platform:
    • Microsoft .NET / C#
    • PHP, Angular and/or Node.js
    • API Data Patterns and Architecture (SOAP, REST and HTTP)
    • Experience with common scripting languages (JavaScript, Python, Groovy, Powershell)
  • Linux/Unix skills a plus
  • Familiarity with visual-based integration middleware platforms, Dell Boomi experience a plus
  • Familiarity with BPM platforms, Pega experience a plus
  • Database skills including SQL, data modeling, and databases (e.g., MS SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle)
  • Experience with enterprise integration tools, middleware technologies, and application/data integration patterns including ESB, MOM, JMS, SOAP/REST web services, databases, ETL
  • Practical experience implementing services-oriented architecture design and enabling technologies including messaging, XML, JSON, web services, and HTTP
  • Experience with Cloud (Azure preferred) and Software-as-a-Service technologies
  • Experience automating deployment pipelines
  • General knowledge of common business systems (CRM, SFA, ERP) and processes (lead to cash, requisitions, order management, etc....)
  • Azure DevOps experience preferred
Non-technical Experience:
  • Exhibit a keen sense of urgency for high severity incidents. Able to assess the customer impact and provide tactical solutions
  • Flexible enough to work for extended hours and on weekends when needed to manage high priority issues, production recoveries, provide support to Dev & Infrastructure Releases
  • Committed to continuous improvement of self and team. Quick to embrace modern technologies and able to self-teach
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are necessary
  • Ability to motivate and mentor team members and be a positive influence
  • Ability to articulate technical concepts and considerations to audiences from developers to executives
  • Excellent analytical and procedural thinking skills
  • Experience with Agile SCRUM / Kanban practices
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

About Us

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We're at the forefront of NextGen technology, enabling innovative new ways to engage with broadcast content like never before. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let's talk.


Client-provided location(s): Hunt Valley, Cockeysville, MD, USA
Job ID: sinclair-8286

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Wellness Program
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • HSA
    • FSA
  • Parental Benefits and Childcare
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Holiday Events
    • Company Outings
    • Snacks
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement
    • Performance Bonus
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
  • Professional Development
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Promote From Within
    • Tuition Reimbursement

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