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HBO Technical Leader

Job Title
HBO Technical Leader Time Warner
HBO Industry Cable/Broadcast Television Networks
Film Production and Distribution
Television Program Production and Distribution
Area of
Technology/Information Technology Location United States - New York - New York Requisition # 160612BR Position
Full Time Posting Job Description


The Media Software Engineering (MSE) team at HBO enables media workflows using creative and pragmatic technology solutions. We are a software engineering group that develops and supports applications and workflows that ingest media assets as they show up at our doors and run it through the media supply chain by processing, managing, transforming, and delivering the assets to all HBO affiliates and partners.

We are a fundamental part of HBO’s innovation and success and realizing our mission requires a staff of highly motivated and technically flexible software professionals across a variety of disciplines: design, development, program & project management, testing and support. We are hiring people to build a team that can create engaging, high-quality solutions, platforms, and interactive experiences.

We are looking for a hands-on Technical Lead with the knowledge, motivation, and energy to help build robust solutions encompassing our entire media supply chain. The successful candidate will work closely with product/project managers, users, development staff, and senior leadership to lead design, develop and deploy content distribution solutions.


  • Lead a team of developers to effectively implement solutions and delivery production quality applications that are highly supportable and maintainable

  • Overall responsibility for design, code quality, and deployments

  • Partner with internal and external teams to understand business and technical requirements to document technical specifications  and articulate these to the development team

  • Mentor junior and mid-level engineers

  • Document technical solutions and articulate these solutions to both a business and technical audience  


  • 6+ years of experience as a software engineer with a strong knowledge of Java.  NodeJs and scripting languages a plus

  • Strong communication skills and an ability to interact with all levels of technical and non-technical personnel

  • Expertise in implementing scalable, distributed, and highly available systems on AWS

  • Hands-on experience in implementing microservices, RESTful APIs, and event driven architectures

  • Knowledge of SQL and database concepts for RDBMS’ such as Oracle as well as NoSQL databases such as MongoDB

  • Deep knowledge of domain-driven design and design patterns

  • Hands-on experience with CI/CD systems and tools such as Jenkins

  • Drive to master emerging technologies and share experiences with team members

  • Proven problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Advise development team on implementations, and serve as a key decision-maker

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent technical experience

About Us It's HBOSM

America's most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services—HBO®and Cinemax®. HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GOSM and MAX GOSM, as well as HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

HBO is an equal employment opportunity employer. HBO does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. HBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.