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Discovery

Technical Architect

A B OUT DISCOVERY

Discovery, Inc. is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of super-fans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world.

Available in 230 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world, reaching over 3 Billion viewers on all screens including TV, Digital and Mobile.

Discovery is a platform innovator evolving to become a direct-to-consumer leader to reaching viewers across all screens through TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; and digital-first and social content from Spoon University and Genius Kitchen as well as Group Nine Media, which is home to brands including The Dodo, NowThis, Thrillist and Seeker.

Discovery's portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. Discovery also has a strong portfolio of free-to-air channels across Europe making it a leading broadcaster in a number of countries, including Norway, Sweden, Italy, Poland, Germany and the UK.

As a purpose-driven company, we are dedicated to not only entertaining but inspiring. For 30 years we have told stories that entertain, inspire and enlighten our viewers around the world, about the world. But our work doesn't stop there. We are committed to making the world a better place by leveraging our market-leading global platform, and by extending the reach and influence of like-minded organizations and causes. We also are dedicated to employee volunteerism across the globe.

ABOUT DISCOVERY INDIA:

Discovery India, the country's leading infotainment player, is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its portfolio of 12 channels including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery HD World, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Kids, Discovery JEET, Animal Planet HD World, TLC HD World, Discovery Tamil and a premium sports channel DSPORT. From survival to natural history, wonders of science to extreme jobs, motoring to travel and lifestyle, and the latest engineering marvels to original content productions to live sporting events, each channel offers distinct must-watch programming to engage viewers across the country.

Discovery Communications India is a division of Discovery Networks Asia Pacific (DNAP).

OUR CULTURE:

Discovery's Guiding Principles are designed to define the distinctive character, spirit and attitude of our organization...and to inspire us as we design our future.

We really want our leaders to model these principles, and to infuse them into everything we do. This really gets to the very core of Discovery - our spirit, our attitudes and aspirations - our ethos.

These powerful words and phrases define who we are as a company and we hope our leaders practice every time they are setting goals, making decisions and model the behaviors.

Context of the role

Discovery+ is the single destination for infotainment content across the globe with content spanning categories such as Adventure, Travel, Food, Auto, and Wildlife. The Discovery+ app which is already live in India, and slated to be available in multiple countries starting Jan 2021, is rated 4.3+ across Android and iOS platforms and is the only aggregated destination of over 20+ premium brands extending from real life entertainment to knowledge based programming.

In the context of the rapidly evolving media and entertainment sector, third party integrations with the likes of telecom companies and Original Equipment Manufacturers will play a central role in shaping the Discovery+ user base across multiple geographies.

The Engineering team at Discovery+ is hiring a Technical Architect-Frontend. This role will be instrumental in the launch of the Discovery+ app across platforms and devices as listed above. The Technical Architect will work in close collaboration with the inhouse Development team members and the Global Engineering Team of Discovery to provide robust, performant, and scalable solutions for the Client UI frameworks, libraries, and tooling. They will be required to base their solutions/suggestions to address the peculiarities of the different platforms while ensuring the integrity of the overall code.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide solutioning and a roadmap to optimal path for partner integrations
  • Assessing the API and client frameworks currently in place and working with the core engineering staff to recommend solutions for improvement
  • Resolving technical problems as they arise and providing supervision and guidance to development team member
  • Continually researching current and emerging technologies and proposing improvements where needed
  • Updating the stakeholders about any potential problems with the technical solutions being implemented
  • Assessing the impact that certain design choices have and also uphold the structural integrity of the code
  • Reduce technical debt across platform teams across geographies


Skills & Requirements

  • 8+ years of Software Development experience in a related industry.
  • A bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Rooted in fundamentals and ability to deliver from designs to algorithms to implementations
  • In-depth understanding of at-least 2 platforms:
    • Android, iOS, Web
  • A good command with at-least 3 programming languages:
    • Kotlin, Swift, JavaScript, Java, Go, Python
  • Experience working with ALM solutions (JIRA, Confluence, etc. and other current web technologies.
  • Proven experience working with senior leadership and experience defining and delivering on a product roadmap.
  • Thorough understanding of software development lifecycle from conception to delivery

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