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Software Development Engineer I

Discovery Inc
New York, NY 10012
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Discovery Inc

Location: New York, NY, United States, 10012
Req ID: 3115

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.

Job 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.

The Direct to Consumer Group is a technology company within the Discovery brand. We are building a global streaming video platform (OTT), and a suite of applications to support all of our network's brands globally. We are building modern container-based microservices operated on AWS. Our platform covers everything from search, catalogue, video transcoding, personalization, to global subscriptions, and really much more. We build user experiences ranging from classic lean-back viewing to interactive learning applications. We build connected TVs, web, mobile phones, tablets, and consoles for a large footprint of Discovery owned networks (Discovery, Food Network, Golf TV, MotorTrend, Eurosport, Discovery Play, and many more). This is a growing, global engineering group crucial to Discovery's future.

We are hiring a Software Development Engineer I to join our Content Discovery team part of the Direct-to-Consumer Global Technology group. As a core technical member in the team, this individual will make significant contributions to Global Search, Recommendations and User Content interest insights infrastructure, services & integrations that would enable the Discovery users explore content seamlessly across the digital platforms.

The ideal candidate has an established background in developing customer-obsessed experiences, a strong technical ability, great communication skills, a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment, a high level of creativity, great analytical reasoning skills, and of course, passion for technology.


Build a deep understanding of Discovery Digital Platforms, User Base and their Content Discovery product roadmaps starting with Global Search.
Work closely with the software development manager and mentors in the team to stay on top of the Content Discovery technical architecture, roadmap and apply the guiding principles in the software development.
Design, develop and integrate Content Discovery frameworks, services and infrastructure that enable best user experience in accessing the integrated digital content.
Enhance or support existing Content Discovery services and integrations.
Pay close attention to the recommended software development best practices and apply them to deliver highest quality software components and underlying code or infrastructure . Partner with Quality Assurance Engineers in accomplishing 100% code coverage leveraging behavior driven, automated quality & performance control infrastructure.
Demonstrate proactiveness in owning the delivered Content Discovery software and be responsible for documentation, release management and production support.
Be vocal with the product ideas & technology recommendations, suggestions and concerns that influence the team working environment.


Degree in Computer Science or related field
3+ years of product development experience in consumer-focused companies
Proven technical experience as a software developer
Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures & algorithms
Ability to apply strong analytical skills in delivering simple solutions for complex problems
Familiar with cloud computing infrastructure like AWS and/or Azure and/or GCP
Experience developing in at least one of Java, C#, C++ and Go
Ability to work on a diverse, distributed and agile team
Working experience on large scale content driven systems
Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
Very strong communication skills
Must have the legal right to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with mission critical, 24x7 systems
Experience with high throughput, multi-threaded systems
Prior search implementation experience
Full stack development experience including Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment
Experience implementing and consuming large-scale web services in agile methodology
Master's degree in computer science or equivalent
Experience in development on cloud-based infrastructure
Experience influencing software engineers' best practices within your team

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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If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.



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Posted: 2021-06-01 Expires: 2021-07-02
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