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VP Technology

Discovery Communications
New York, NY 10001
  • Job Code
    114044513
Discovery Communications


VP Technology

US-NY-New York City

Job ID: 24521
Type: Company Employee Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: IT & Technical Operations
US-NY-New York City

Overview

As VP of Technology in Discovery’s digital team you will lead, manage, and inspire engineering teams developing next-generation multiplatform video streaming & content solutions. You’ll help the team fulfil technical, operational, and business requirements by putting yourself in the trenches & acting as a technology partner for the P&L leaders.

You will be a key member of a team that leverages Agile processes for product development & an organizational structure that creates a collaborative culture by leveraging cross-functional team members that have end-to-end responsibility for product delivery.



Responsibilities

1. Develop an Architectural blueprint that encompasses front-end JavaScript based single page applications (spa) & reactive programming, device specific applications, a cloud based Content Management System, cloud infrastructure that auto-scales and self-heals & world class QA that leverages automation & strives for zero defects.
2. Lead Architecture & development of REST based Content Entitlement services that are consumed by a cross-section of consumer devices – iOS, TvOS, Android, Roku, PlayStation, HTC, Oculus, Google Daydream etc. – as well as websites and 3rd parties.
3. Envision & lead development of frameworks, libraries & documentation that facilitate rapid development & reuse.
4. Ensure Five 9’s availability of all services – infrastructure, streaming and software.
5. Integrate ad solutions (VPAID, VAST) and strive to innovate new formats (targeted - Contextual & personal) & techniques (server side ad insertion, dynamic ad replacement) to ensure content monetization.
6. Provide Level of Effort (LOE) for organic solutions & undertake diligence of 3rd party products / services.
7. Champion engineering and operational excellence, establishing metrics and processes that drive velocity, adaptability & revenue.
8. Help build, lead & mentor great software teams to deliver world-class consumer products.
9. Drive an excellent customer experience, continually raising the bar on functionality, usability, and simplicity.



Qualifications

* 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 architecting, 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, Graph DB.
* 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 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.

EEO is the Law

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.

PI114044513

<b>Discovery Communications</b><br/><br/><br/><b>VP Technology</b><br/><br/>US-NY-New York City<br/><br/><b>Job ID:</b> 24521<br/><b>Type:</b> Company Employee Full-Time<br/><b># of Openings:</b> 1<br/><b>Category:</b> IT & Technical Operations<br/>US-NY-New York City<br/><br/><b>Overview</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">As VP of Technology in Discoverys digital team you will lead, manage, and inspire engineering teams developing next-generation multiplatform video streaming & content solutions. Youll help the team fulfil technical, operational, and business requirements by putting yourself in the trenches & acting as a technology partner for the P&L leaders.</p><p style="margin: 0px;"> </p><p style="margin: 0px;">You will be a key member of a team that leverages Agile processes for product development & an organizational structure that creates a collaborative culture by leveraging cross-functional team members that have end-to-end responsibility for product delivery.</p><br/><br/><b>Responsibilities</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">1. Develop an Architectural blueprint that encompasses front-end JavaScript based single page applications (spa) & reactive programming, device specific applications, a cloud based Content Management System, cloud infrastructure that auto-scales and self-heals & world class QA that leverages automation & strives for zero defects.<br />2. Lead Architecture & development of REST based Content Entitlement services that are consumed by a cross-section of consumer devices iOS, TvOS, Android, Roku, PlayStation, HTC, Oculus, Google Daydream etc. as well as websites and 3rd parties.<br />3. Envision & lead development of frameworks, libraries & documentation that facilitate rapid development & reuse.<br />4. Ensure Five 9s availability of all services infrastructure, streaming and software.<br />5. Integrate ad solutions (VPAID, VAST) and strive to innovate new formats (targeted - Contextual & personal) & techniques (server side ad insertion, dynamic ad replacement) to ensure content monetization.<br />6. Provide Level of Effort (LOE) for organic solutions & undertake diligence of 3rd party products / services.<br />7. Champion engineering and operational excellence, establishing metrics and processes that drive velocity, adaptability & revenue.<br />8. Help build, lead & mentor great software teams to deliver world-class consumer products.<br />9. 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;">* 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.<br />* BS/MS in Computer Science or a related technical field.<br />* 10+ years of professional experience architecting, 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, Graph DB.<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 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. <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/LY2pP4iqy7LBUB74inekw"> <p>PI114044513</p>

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Posted: 2019-09-26 Expires: 2019-10-27

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