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Discovery

Software Development Engineer III

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.

Position Summary

As television and media habits change, our mission remains true to the principles that founded Discovery - every day we seek to ignite people's curiosity to engage, entertain and enlighten the world around them through amazing viewing experiences.

Discovery's Digital group is a well-funded start-up within Discovery, Inc. We are fast, nimble, and have fun developing new, innovative, and immersive digital products and content for iconic brands. We are working at the crossroads of technology, entertainment, and every day utility. As content creators across the digital ecosystem, we continuously leverage our technology to create immersive viewing and interactive experiences. We tell engaging stories to millions of viewers across the Internet every day and bring new interactive experiences to life to not only entertain but improve the lives of our customers. Most recently, our group is behind the launch of discovery+, Discovery's global streaming service, serving as the definitive destination for real life entertainment with the largest ever content offering at launch, debuting in the U.S. on January 4, 2021.

We are hiring senior software development engineer to join our Global Identity team. The global identity team is chartered to provide the very best registration, authentication and authorization systems for all its customers. This includes building an Identity platform that could be used by all customers and discovery services. The ideal candidate has a track record of having built multiple high-performance, stable, scalable systems that have been successfully shipped to customers in production. Your work and your approach to work are exemplary: you drive best practices and set standards for your team. You are a key influencer in your team's strategy and contribute significantly to team planning. You show good judgement making trade-offs between immediate and long-term business needs. You are a collaborative leader that makes other engineers and team members around you more productive, by sharing your knowledge, and helping to tie-break key technical decisions. You provide mentoring to other engineers.

Responsibilities

  • You are experienced and capable of playing a leading role to design and develop major functional changes to existing software systems, or new ones, involving yourself and other engineers. You make good decisions when to build new and when to extend existing.
  • You provide guidance on design, coding, and operational best practices, and have a track-record of applying these best practices to software that you have worked on. You can propose and create best practices proactively where none exist.
  • You make high impact decisions driving how and what software gets built. Your decisions are often right, and you are persuasive in delivering your suggestions and ideas to your team.
  • You mentor junior engineers, overseeing their designs, code quality, and integration into a team. Your success is judged as much on your own productivity as on the positive impact you have on engineers around you.


Requirements

  • 8 + years of experience designing, building, deploying, testing, maintaining, monitoring and owning scalable, resilient and distributed machine learning systems and platforms.
  • Expertise with CI/CD tools (AWS code pipelines, Jenkins or similar) to automate building, testing and deployment of the ML platform and to manage the infrastructure (Terraform or CloudFormation).
  • Strong working knowledge of AWS services and offerings with deeper understanding of EC2, S3, Kinesis, Cloudfront, Cloudwatch.
  • Experience with one or more of: PostgreSQL and MySQL, Caching Solutions (such as Redis and Guava), Search technology (preferably Elastic Search).
  • Proficient in Java including use of Futures, streams.
  • Expert in reactive programming style, asynchronous non-blocking and functional style of programming and experience implementing with frameworks such as Vert.x, Spring, Node.js
  • Usage and deep understanding of Docker and Kubernetes.
  • 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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Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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