Head Of Engineering, Next Gen Experience

Head Of Engineering, Next Gen Experience
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Head Of Engineering, Next Gen Experience

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At the NBA, we're passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.

As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league's on:court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world's most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA's success.

Position Summary:
The Next Gen Experience Group leads the strategy for the NBAs global over:the:top product offerings and services. The offerings and services reach fans in 215 countries and territories around the globe by delivering live games and original programming on almost any device. The content is offered in multiple languages and through a collection of packages including micro:transactions, giving fans the ability to purchase portions of a live game.

This newly created position will be responsible for leading a global group of platform engineers in defining, developing and delivering multi:tiered architecture stack consisting of home:grown and vendor:supplied components. The ideal candidate brings strong hands:on technical skill passionate about the design, build and deployment of the NBAs systems and digital infrastructure. The individual is a strategic thinker with the ability to evaluate, prioritize, and execute large:scale engineering initiatives and hire teams that deliver the technical platform elements required to produce the highest quality products possible. The position requires a senior presence and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The ideal candidate will partner and collaborate with various functions to improve product quality, speed, innovation and own front:end user experience touchpoints from concept to launch. To accomplish this vision, the NBA will build a highly scalable and flexible front:end architecture that can seamlessly integrate into a hybrid cloud back:end.

Major Responsibilities:

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Sets the vision and organizational structure of the Platform Architecture group and works closely with multi:functional product leadership to define objectives and drive effective short and long:term strategies and plans
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Recruit, hire, train, grow, and retain a world:class team; refine and adjust the team structure as necessary to remain aligned with a dynamic business environment
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Architect and implement elegant, scalable, stable NBA experiences : expanding the scope of the ecosystem
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Represent Architecture in stakeholder discussions
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Document and promote standard methodologies on performance, platform reliability, availability and redundancy
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Partner with Operations to plan CI/CD, infrastructure transitions, upgrades, technical refresh and preventative maintenance
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Participate into annual HW and SW budgeting
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Work closely with Product Management and Marketing in defining product definitions and product roadmap
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Oversee CDN, CMS, personalization/recommendation, CIAM and distribution technologies
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Lead the development of platform architecture to support low latency streaming
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Evaluate team performance and quality, coach and mentor team members
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Cultivate a culture of relentless innovation, diversity of thought, teamwork, and excellence within the organization
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Provide constant mentorship of future leaders, driving technical excellence and professional growth

Management Experience

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Deep domain expertise of Media and Entertainment cloud infrastructure solutions on AWS and knowledge of GCP, Microsoft Azure, Akamai, and/or other cloud vendor solutions
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Prior work experience in a Consulting or Architecture position within a digital media and entertainm


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