Software Engineer I, Partner Commerce - HBO MAX

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Job Description

HBO Max is the future of entertainment and storytelling.

WarnerMedia’s new streaming entertainment offering, HBO Max 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 will also be 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, Ellen DeGeneres, and other visionaries. HBO Max launches in May 2020.

The Job

Like to develop features that connect and impact millions of customers? The Partner Commerce team works closely with app stores and other partners to create the best customer experiences for purchasing and managing HBO Max subscriptions. We are dedicated to continuous improvement and are looking for talented engineers to join the team to optimize the journey from awareness to streaming. We’re looking for Engineers that have an interest in the space and a passion for creating great software.

As a Software Engineer on WarnerMedia's Partner Commerce team, you will design, improve, and protect large-scale systems for managing customer subscriptions. You will build industry-leading features across multiple device platforms. You will own and improve features like in app purchases, user messaging, and gift cards. By working on our team, you will make some of the world’s best content accessible to millions of customers, safely and seamlessly. In this role you will join a growing team with many opportunities for you to expand your scope and influence. You will use data and your experience to make smart engineering decisions and own critical areas of a product used by millions of customers. You will get the opportunity to work in multiple areas of the product, both on the client-side and server-side.

The Daily

  • Join a growing team with many opportunities for you to expand your skillset.
  • Grow your ability to design, implement, and own critical features of a product used by millions of customers.
  • Design, improve, and protect large-scale systems for managing customer subscriptions for HBO Max.
  • Evaluate multiple technical approaches and drive consensus with peers.
  • Use data to solve real world problems and improve customer experience.
  • Collaborate and partner with engineers of all levels.
  • Work with designers, product managers, and marketers to optimize the purchase experience.
  • Handle operational issues and troubleshoot bugs independently.

The Essentials

  • 2+ years of experience in software engineering building scalable services components for shipped consumer products or platforms.
  • Be passionate about software engineering with a strong sense of ownership for the code that you and your team write.
  • Strong understanding of Computer Science fundamentals, including algorithms, data structures, and operating systems.
  • Fluency in a modern programming language (ideally Java, Swift, JavaScript or TypeScript).
  • Be a quick learner that can leverage surrounding resources to solve problems.
  • Seek self-improvement and adapt to suggestions and feedback.
  • Hold yourself and your team to high standards while maintaining respectful relationships.
  • Be passionate about software engineering with a strong sense of ownership for the code that you and your team write.
  • Ability to provide periodic on-call support for critical emergent customer-facing issues.
  • Experience creating automated tests as part of the development lifecycle. Passion for test driven development.
  • A passion for learning, sharing knowledge, mentoring, and working in a team setting with engineers of varying levels of experience.
  • Passion for collaboration, and fun is a must!

Nice to Haves

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or science-related discipline.
  • Success in designing and building highly available application/systems at scale – and particularly in languages such as NodeJS, Python, GoLang, or Java.
  • Success in designing and building exciting, highly polished, and dynamic user experiences.
  • Solid understanding of how the internet works and operates, particularly in client/server transactions with a keen knowledge of HTTP, DNS, REST, etc.
  • DevOps experience, where you've owned and operated the systems you've developed.
  • Experience in monitoring and telemetry: Telegraf, Grafana, InfluxDB, and Prometheus.
  • Experience creating web, mobile, game console, set-top box and/or TV client application development.
  • Experience with a variety of back-end persistence, queuing and networking technologies, especially Kubernetes and AWS.
  • Experience with security software engineering, especially for distributed applications.
  • Experience with JavaScript, TypeScript, Swift, and/or Java.
  • Experience with Git version control.

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

Company Info.


Warner Media, LLC, doing business as WarnerMedia, is an American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate corporation owned by AT&T . It was originally formed in 1990 from the merger of Time Inc. and the original Warner Communications, and was formerly known as Time Warner during 1990–2001 and 2003–2018. The company has film, television and cable operations, with its assets including WarnerMedia Studios & Networks.

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