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VP Tech - Food Network Kitchen

Discovery Inc.
New York, NY 10001
  • Job Code
    117580944
Discovery Inc.


VP Tech - Food Network Kitchen

US-NY-New York City

Job ID: 25775
Type: Company Employee Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Direct to Consumer
US-NY-New York City

Overview

Discovery, Inc., the new global leader in real life entertainment with powerful brands such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and the Travel Channel, is searching for a VP, Technology in New York, NY to join our join our team to build and manage products in our well loved lifestyle brands for consumers across mobile, tablet, connected TVs, and voice-based devices. Within this role you will support the popular Food Network Kitchen product across iOS, Android, FireTV, Alexa, Roku, and Web platforms.

An ideal candidate will take a hands-on approach to deliver the best product experience for customers. They build for scale, develop technologies with a long-term outlook, build trust with their engineering team & people from all areas of the business, and have a proven track record. This leader takes end-to-end ownership and consistently delivers results in a fast-paced environment. They are a leader that the team loves to work with because they inspire, develop, and care for their team members.

As the VP of Technology for Food Network Kitchen (FNK), you’ll be a leader of leaders, responsible for defining the mission for your team, inspiring your team and motivating them. You will own a set of key performance indicators, will establish goals for the team, and will partner with stakeholders in Product to establish a product and technology roadmap.



Responsibilities

1. Develop end-to-end architectural proposals for building several major enhancements for the FNK product. The enhancements will seek to improve the overall customer experience, improve app performance, and support new platforms.
2. Launch FNK on new platforms including web, AppleTV, and other connected TV platforms
3. Collaborates with InfoSec, CMS, Ad Ops, Product, Content/Marketing, and Digital Platform teams to develop architecture proposals and to prioritize and build new features.
4. Work with production teams to ensure live classes are executed without error and integration from camera to app is fault-tolerant
5. Drive initiatives to meet smart goal objectives ranging from app downloads, subscriber growth, retention, and customer satisfaction.
6. Implement quality assurance a load testing to ensure high-reliability and performance of the apps, services, and infrastructure
7. Provide Level of Effort (LOE) for solutions & undertake diligence of 3rd party products / services.
8. Ensure SDLC processes are in place to support rapid iteration and frequent deployments
9. Champion engineering and operational excellence, establishing metrics and processes that drive velocity, adaptability & revenue.
10. Help build, lead & mentor great software teams to deliver world-class consumer products.
11. Drive an excellent customer experience, continually raising the bar on functionality, usability, and simplicity.



Qualifications

* Some travel required (15%)
* You measure success in terms of performance & scale of your engineering solutions and not your team size and budget.
* You strive in a culture of innovation - willing to say yes and try out new ideas and living outside your comfort zone.
* You are comfortable handling multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
* Deep understanding of how culture and team dynamics create exceptional teams.* BS/MS in Computer Science or a related technical field.
* 10+ years of professional experience designing, developing, and launching software products and/or services.
* 4+ years of experience managing successful engineering teams including hiring and performance management.
* Expertise in problem solving and analysing global scale distributed systems.
* High proficiency & technical leadership in JavaScript, PHP, Java, MySQL, GraphQL.
* Working knowledge of caching technologies and patterns (e.g., Memcache, Redis, CDNs) and other related application scaling techniques.
* Knowledge of Video compression, packaging and streaming technologies.
* Must have authorization to work in the United States.

New York City, New York, NYC, NY

Discovery 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.

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Pay Transparency Policy Statement

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.

PI117580944

<b>Discovery Inc.</b><br/><br/><br/><b>VP Tech - Food Network Kitchen</b><br/><br/>US-NY-New York City<br/><br/><b>Job ID:</b> 25775<br/><b>Type:</b> Company Employee Full-Time<br/><b># of Openings:</b> 1<br/><b>Category:</b> Direct to Consumer<br/>US-NY-New York City<br/><br/><b>Overview</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">Discovery, Inc., the new global leader in real life entertainment with powerful brands such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and the Travel Channel, is searching for a VP, Technology in New York, NY to join our join our team to build and manage products in our well loved lifestyle brands for consumers across mobile, tablet, connected TVs, and voice-based devices. Within this role you will support the popular Food Network Kitchen product across iOS, Android, FireTV, Alexa, Roku, and Web platforms.<br /><br />An ideal candidate will take a hands-on approach to deliver the best product experience for customers. They build for scale, develop technologies with a long-term outlook, build trust with their engineering team & people from all areas of the business, and have a proven track record. This leader takes end-to-end ownership and consistently delivers results in a fast-paced environment. They are a leader that the team loves to work with because they inspire, develop, and care for their team members.<br /><br />As the VP of Technology for Food Network Kitchen (FNK), youll be a leader of leaders, responsible for defining the mission for your team, inspiring your team and motivating them. You will own a set of key performance indicators, will establish goals for the team, and will partner with stakeholders in Product to establish a product and technology roadmap.</p><br/><br/><b>Responsibilities</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">1. Develop end-to-end architectural proposals for building several major enhancements for the FNK product. The enhancements will seek to improve the overall customer experience, improve app performance, and support new platforms. <br />2. Launch FNK on new platforms including web, AppleTV, and other connected TV platforms<br />3. Collaborates with InfoSec, CMS, Ad Ops, Product, Content/Marketing, and Digital Platform teams to develop architecture proposals and to prioritize and build new features.<br />4. Work with production teams to ensure live classes are executed without error and integration from camera to app is fault-tolerant<br />5. Drive initiatives to meet smart goal objectives ranging from app downloads, subscriber growth, retention, and customer satisfaction.<br />6. Implement quality assurance a load testing to ensure high-reliability and performance of the apps, services, and infrastructure<br />7. Provide Level of Effort (LOE) for solutions & undertake diligence of 3rd party products / services.<br />8. Ensure SDLC processes are in place to support rapid iteration and frequent deployments<br />9. Champion engineering and operational excellence, establishing metrics and processes that drive velocity, adaptability & revenue.<br />10. Help build, lead & mentor great software teams to deliver world-class consumer products.<br />11. Drive an excellent customer experience, continually raising the bar on functionality, usability, and simplicity.</p><br/><br/><b>Qualifications</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">* Some travel required (15%) <br />* You measure success in terms of performance & scale of your engineering solutions and not your team size and budget.<br />* You strive in a culture of innovation - willing to say yes and try out new ideas and living outside your comfort zone.<br />* You are comfortable handling multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.<br />* Deep understanding of how culture and team dynamics create exceptional teams.* BS/MS in Computer Science or a related technical field.<br />* 10+ years of professional experience designing, developing, and launching software products and/or services.<br />* 4+ years of experience managing successful engineering teams including hiring and performance management.<br />* Expertise in problem solving and analysing global scale distributed systems.<br />* High proficiency & technical leadership in JavaScript, PHP, Java, MySQL, GraphQL.<br />* Working knowledge of caching technologies and patterns (e.g., Memcache, Redis, CDNs) and other related application scaling techniques.<br />* Knowledge of Video compression, packaging and streaming technologies.<br />* Must have authorization to work in the United States.</p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #ffffff;">New York City, New York, NYC, NY</span></p>Discovery 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. <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=581131&hashed=1619517695">EEO is the Law</a> <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=588767&hashed=2014725565">Pay Transparency Policy Statement</a><br><br> 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. <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/RDmy7RIlODymfPbefnEkr"> <p>PI117580944</p>

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Posted: 2020-01-29 Expires: 2020-02-29

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