Director Of Engineering

Director Of Engineering
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Director Of Engineering

Details of the offer

The Director of Engineering will help lead, manage, and inspire the software engineering teams that span multiple areas of the end to end DTC OTT platform. They will develop the global platform working closely with peers on the digital platform teams in Seattle, New York and London and the product, design, and P and L leaders across the globe.

An ideal candidate will take a hands:on approach to deliver a true multi:tenant platform that will power all the brands of Discovery. They build for scale, develop technologies with a long:term outlook, build trust with their engineering team and people from all areas of the business, and have a proven track record. This leader takes end:to:end ownership and consistently delivers results in a fast:paced environment. They are a leader that the team loves to work with because they inspire, develop, and care for their team members.

Responsibilities

1. The ideal candidate is an established leader, responsible for managing an area or department.

2. You are responsible for helping define the mission of your team, inspiring and motivating your team to pursue that mission, and setting strategic goals for them to achieve in that pursuit.

3. You have a balanced understanding of business and technical objectives and your guidance is sought out because your decisions drive the best outcomes for both.

Requirements

* You understand a broad range of computer science concepts, and know how, when, and when not to use them. You can dive deep into a wide range of technical problems offering suggestions and feedback to your team. Your interest in computer science has not faded as you moved into a leadership role and you are still comfortable with technical details.

* You strive in a culture of innovation : always exploring ways 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.

* Your written and verbal communication skills are top notch. You can distil key points out of complex technical descriptions to share with non:technical stakeholders, adapting your language and style of communication depending on the audience.

* You lead by example and do not consider yourself above individual contributor work.

* You have demonstrated that you can teams, or an area of strategic importance and significant impact.

* You influence teams and groups outside your wider organization with your deep insight and strategic thinking.

* You have demonstrated the ability to make great hiring decisions as is evidence by the performance of engineers and managers on your team, and you are able to retain and develop the best engineers and managers.

* 7+ years of professional experience architecting, developing, and launching software products and/or services.

* 5+ years of experience managing successful engineering teams including hiring and performance management.

* Previous experience in media industry preferred

* BS/MS in Computer Science or a related technical field

* Must have the legal right to work in the United States


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