CNN Digital Director Software Engineer, Commerce

Company: Time Warner Inc.
Location: New York, New York, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 13.AUG.2021


WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of ta...


WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.The JobWarnerMedia seeks a Director - Software Engineering for CNN's Commerce vertical. This is an exciting position for a leading global news provider to head engineering for a high growth business led by our flagship commerce solution, CNN Underscored. The Tech Director of Commerce Engineering ensures technical execution, planning, advice, support, and mentoring as well as building and managing an engineering team consisting of Leads and Senior software engineers (10+). The Tech Director partners with other Technology, Product, Design and Delivery Leaders to help teams deliver on product initiatives and operational execution across a portfolio of multiplatform solutions. The Technical Director offers expert recommendations for tools, strategies, best practices and software lifecycle processes and solutions to help create, enable and support delivery of solutions, building on top of CNN's content and data platforms.The DailyProvide technical leadership in support of CNN Commerce applications and supporting production and build infrastructure.Lead technical execution and delivery of new initiatives as well as providing operational support for solutions in production. This entails working across distributed and matrixed teams.Mentor, guide, coach, coordinate training opportunities and support individual growth and technical skills across the development teams.Provide thought leadership and facilitate the sharing of knowledge between employees and across teams to strengthen capabilities and the organization's ability to respond to customer needs.Enable a continuous learning environment to keep abreast of industry trends.Leverage industry best practices and tools to continually improve teams' ability to deliver and maintain solutions.Ensure that technical solutions are in line with established CNN Digital strategy, standards in respect to architecture, security, corporate governance, coding standards, monitoring, logging, unit test, and service enablement.Provide management oversight to Tech Managers, Architects, Lead Developers and other senior IT professionals.Strong collaboration and partnership with Product, Design and Editorial teams.Provide leadership in support of organizational direction and culture.Guide direct reports in support of their personal and organizational goals and responsibilities.Manage employee performance or discipline issues and work to recommend compensation, recognition, transfer, promotion, or other personnel decisions.Drive for strategy and technology planning.Continually identify and implement cost and productivity gains.Actively mentor application development professionals to increase technical and soft skill levels in support of partner's and organization's mission, goals, and objectives.Conduct information-sharing sessions to facilitate increased awareness of industry trends and upcoming technical initiatives.Direct the work of others as requested, providing guidance and task direction to other developers.Other tasks and duties as needed to support the team and/or business.The EssentialsExperience with affiliate and/or direct ecommerce solutions and platform integrations (e.g. Amazon affiliate APIs, Skimlinks, Viglinks).Demonstrated ability in building full end-to-end data solutions to capture, report and deliver feedback on the ecommerce funnel lifecycle. Experience in Business/Data Intelligence and Data Warehouse solutions and frameworks (e.g. Airflow, Snowflake, ML). Experience with integration of user experience testing frameworks (e.g. Optimizely or native solutions) to drive the product discovery and engineering lifecycle. More than 10 years full-stack (web and API) development experience, leveraging application, database, container and cloud technologies, specifically: NodeJS, Express, Docker, Postgres, Redis, Elastic Search, CDNs, and Serverless Framework.Demonstrated expert knowledge of software development methodologies, practice, and architecture, specifically experience architecting performant, scalable, secure, and cost optimized cloud solutions on AWS. AWS Professional Certification preferred, but not required.Hands-on experience with DevOps CI/CD tools and implementing best practices. Familiarity with Cloud Formation, Code Pipeline, and Terraform required.Demonstrated advanced understanding of troubleshooting, root-cause analysis, application design, solution development, human factors/usability design, and implementation of projects for major business units or the enterprise.More than 6 years directly managing teams of development resources of 5 or more, specifically following Agile (or Kanban) principles, methods, and tools. Experience operating and supporting a discovery/delivery engineering model for rapid product development and iteration.The Perks• Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings• Paid time off every year to volunteer for eligible employees• Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies• Access to in-house learning and development resources• Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brandsWarner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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