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SDE III - Mobile/Connected TV

Discovery Inc
Bellevue, WA 98004
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Discovery Inc

Location: Bellevue, Washington, United States, 98004
Req ID: 262

Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company's mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.

Job Summary

The Direct to Consumer Group is a technology company within the Discovery brand. We are building a global streaming video platform (OTT), and a suite of applications to support all of our network's brands globally. We are building modern container-based micro-services operated on AWS. Our platform covers everything from search, catalogue, video transcoding, personalization, to global subscriptions, and really much more. We build user experiences ranging from classic lean-back viewing to interactive learning applications. We build for connected TVs, web, mobile phones, tablets, and consoles for a large footprint of Discovery owned networks (Discovery, Food Network, Golf TV, MotorTrend, Eurosport, Discovery Play, and many more) This is a growing, global engineering group crucial to Discovery's future.

We are hiring a senior software development engineer to join our team and lead the development and operations of the web/mobile/Connected TV apps for our Magnolia product, a joint venture partnership between Discovery, Inc. and Magnolia. You'll be part of a team of talented web/mobile/Connected TV engineers, work closely with our product, design and engineering teams that are located in many offices throughout the world.

You are a specialist with a serious level of experience and skill in working with front-end technologies and proven ability to deliver code with high levels of speed and quality. You communicate effectively across all levels of the organization and are a technical leader through your guidance, collaboration, and mentoring of engineering staff. You are passionate about technology and generate a positive impact throughout the organization through your influence, drive, and collaboration across departments.


Lead and participate in the technical decisions for a new product area
Work with the global architecture team to break down high-level product vision into manageable pieces for development execution
Collaborate with other team members to build shared services that can serve many applications and scale independently
Collaborate with the UX design team to drive for the best possible end-user experience
Design architecture to support functionality across multiple platforms
Support/mentor other developers on the team through brainstorming, design review, code review, etc.
Contribute ideas for continually improving the team's productivity, job enjoyment, code quality, and engineering excellence
Focus on Application Security of both user data and content
Enable our product team to tap into our valuable data sources and build incredible features for our customers
Actively participate in all development projects and work together to create high-quality solutions
Possesses the ability to multitask and juggle competing priorities, work on multiple sub-projects simultaneously dealing with various stakeholders


You are passionate about software development and designing intuitive UI

You have 7+ years' experience developing commercial software products with 5+ years' experience of building web, mobile apps and/or connected tv apps

Excellent understanding and current coding skills with technologies and tools such as Java, HTML/CSS/JavaScript, Android Kotlin/Java, iOS Swift/Objective C, BrightScript (Roku), React JS, etc.

Excellent understanding of automated QA tools for testing front-ends across various platforms

Excellent understanding of front-end app metrics
Excellent understanding of software/app release processes across various platforms

Great problem solving, troubleshooting and performance tuning skills

Proven ability to drive impact and generate results

Excellent executive communication skills to explain platform vision and operational metrics

Excellent teamwork and influencing abilities to lead and influence without direct management authority


BS/MS degree in Computer Science or related fields

Experience with OTT and connected devices is a definite plus

Must have the legal right to work in the United States

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.



Posted: 2020-10-09 Expires: 2020-11-09

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