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Warner Media LLC Software Engineer I, Core Media - HBO Max in Seattle, Washington

181505BR

Posting Job Title:

Software Engineer I, Core Media - HBO Max

WarnerMedia Business:

HBO Max

Posting Job Description:

HBO Max is the future of entertainment and storytelling.

WarnerMedia’s streaming entertainment offering, HBO Max launched in May 2020 and is the culmination of some of the most innovative new technology and greatest creative talent in the industry. Anchored by the entire HBO service, arguably the greatest brand in television, HBO Max also features fan favorites from the WarnerMedia library including Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, and more. HBO Max is home to key third-party library acquisitions such as Friends, South Park and Doctor Who, and more than 50 exclusive Originals in its first year, from the likes of groundbreaking creative talent such as J.J. Abrams, Ridley Scott, Jordan Peele, Steven Soderbergh, Michael Mann, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Anna Kendrick, Greg Berlanti, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Zemeckis and other visionaries. Find out more information at HBOMax.com .

The Job

We power the most critical HBO Max user experience - watching video - across all mobile, desktop, and connected devices. The Core Media Engine bridges the gap between cross-platform UI and platform-specific video playback. The next generation of our Core Media Engine will go deeper with platform-optimized video streaming, buffering, and rendering, using state of the art techniques to provide the best possible video quality.

As a Software Engineer on WarnerMedia’s Core Media Engine team, you will build and support client-side components for our streaming video applications including the upcoming HBO Max service. You will own client-side video from the network to glass, including video profile selection, digital rights management and licensing, rendering, telemetry and on-the-fly stream optimization. You will interface with the appropriate low-level systems on each platform to build the best possible streaming experience for our customers. You will join a growing team with many opportunities to expand your skillset, including your ability to design, implement and own critical features in a product used by millions of customers. You will have access to experienced engineers as mentors and technical resources.

The Daily

  • Work with the latest streaming media technologies and video capabilities

  • Learn to evaluate multiple technical approaches and drive consensus with peers

  • Use data to solve real world problems and improve customer experience, including prioritization of incoming issues reported by customers, partners, and internal QA

The Essentials

  • A strong understanding of Computer Science fundamentals, including algorithms, data structures, and operating systems

  • Fluency in a modern programming language, ideally Java, Swift, or TypeScript

  • Be a quick learner that can leverage surrounding resources to solve problems

  • Experience with streaming video delivery or playback

  • Passion for software engineering with a strong sense of ownership for the code that you and your team write, and a desire to become an expert in client-side video technology

  • Seek self-improvement and adapt to suggestions and feedback

  • Hold yourself and your team to high standards while maintaining respectful relationships

  • Ability to provide periodic on-call support for critical emergent customer-facing issues

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or science-related discipline or 2+ years of experience in software engineering on shipped consumer products or platforms

  • DevOps experience, where you’ve owned and operated the systems you’ve developed

  • Full-stack industry experience, or hands-on familiarity with both client and server technology

The Nice to Haves

  • Media technology (e.g. ExoPlayer, AVFoundation, HTML5 video)

  • Streaming technology (e.g. DASH, HLS)

  • DRM systems (e.g. FairPlay, Widevine)

  • Device platforms (e.g. Android, iOS, tvOS)

  • User experience telemetry

The Perks

  • Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings

  • Paid time off every year to volunteer

  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies

  • Access to in-house learning and development resources

  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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Requisition #:

181505BR

Area of Interest:

Engineering

Industry:

Film Production and Distribution

Location:

United States - New York - New York, United States - Washington - Seattle

Position Type:

Full Time

Business Unit:

HBO Digital Products

Company Overview:

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

HBO is one of the most respected and innovative entertainment brands in the world, serving iconic, award-winning programming to 140 million subscribers globally. A subsidiary of WarnerMedia, HBO is the world’s most successful pay TV service with an extensive array of programming that includes some of the most notable titles to be on television, including drama series Succession ® , Watchmen ® , Westworld ® , Big Little Lies ® , Game of Thrones ® , The Sopranos ® , Band of Brothers ® and The Wire ® , as well as comedy series Barry ® , Insecure ® and Sex and the City ® . 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.

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Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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