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Director, Workplace Engineering

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Director, Workplace Engineering Time Warner
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group WB Business Unit WB Technology Industry Film Production and Distribution Area of
Engineering Location United States - California - Burbank Requisition # 164905BR Position
Full Time Company Overview Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years through the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. Warner Bros. employs people all over the world in a wide variety of disciplines. We're always on the lookout for energetic, creative people to join our team. Business Unit Overview WB Technology combines Warner Bros.’ industry-leading technologists and disciplines to ensure global alignment with business strategy and accelerated delivery of innovative technology solutions studio- and industry-wide. From pre-production through archiving, the WBT organization will provide critical business and technology intelligence and services to all Studio business units. WBT manages the Studio’s enterprise systems and solutions, emerging platforms, information security, consumer intelligence, content mastering and delivery, and more. Posting Job Description What part will you play?
Warner Bros. Technology seeks a Director, Workplace Engineering for the Workplace Technologies & Architecture Department. The individual should have the leadership, technology skills and experience to lead the efforts to modernize existing platforms. The role is accountable for designing, building, budgeting, pricing, and enhancing end user technologies, including end user mobile and desktop operating systems (OS) and hardware, desktop applications and other standard enterprise peripherals and print solutions. Responsibilities also include, managing, people, budgets, external service providers and vendors, assisting with pricing strategy and managing customer relationships with divisional partners. The Director manages a team of Engineers to meet these objectives.
  • Manages the Workplace Engineering organization and team members responsible for day-to-day high level support and engineering activities for end user computing services, including, but not limited to, mobile and desktop Operating Systems (OS) and hardware, virtual and physical desktop environments, desktop applications, and other standard enterprise peripherals and print solutions.
  • Assists in performing high level problem management duties such as identifying recurring application and infrastructure incidents. This includes communicating identified problems to relevant stakeholders.
  • Manages the incident lifecycle for Workplace Technologies and facilitates communications during major incidents.
  • Establishes and maintains regular written and in-person communications with executives, business partners, and end users regarding pertinent activities.
  • Collaborates with other WBT teams to transition services entering into the production operating environment with proper operational support, documentation and training.
  • Identifies, assesses and communicates operational risks.
  • Reports budget period financial tracking and issues quotes for service when required.
  • Assists in managing department operational planning and projects, and organizes and negotiates the allocation of resources.
  • Analyzes existing operations and makes recommendations for the improvement and growth of the operating environment.
  • Reviews and analyzes effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and develops strategies for improving or leveraging those systems.
  • Manages operations staffing, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation, and disciplinary actions.
  • Acts as a mentor and subject matter expert to engineering employees.
What do we require from you?
  • BA/BS/Masters degree in relevant preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Technical Certification a plus.
  • Minimum 7 to 10 years’ experience in a large IT environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience leading multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience creating business cases and managing budgets.
  • Experience in engineering applications, servers and storage.
  • Experience in analyzing systems and modifying existing operations to add value.
  • Experience in requirements engineering, solution architecture, design, development and deployment.
  • Experience in financial management and financial tracking.
  • Experience in technical leadership and thought leadership.
  • Experience in System Center Configuration Manager and complex SCCM constructs.
  • Experience in Operating System Deployment.
  • Experience in application packaging and distribution at enterprise scale.
  • Experience in Corporate Identity management and Identity services implementation.
  • Aptitude to make decisions in technology selection and implementation approach based on long-term strategic objectives, while taking into consideration short-term implications for ongoing or planned implementations.
  • Ability to apply technology in solving business technical problems.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with changing priorities, communicating changes in scope and schedule to all parties concerned.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and tactfully with all levels of personnel.
  • Must be able to pay close attention to complex detail and understand written and oral instructions.
  • Must be able to organize and schedule work effectively.
  • Must be able to work well under time constraints.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks with changing priorities, communicating changes in scope and schedule to all parties concerned.
  • Must be service-oriented.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including possible overtime, when necessary.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
But Wait, There's More!

At WBT we look for members who want to:

  • Be Curious: Seek out opportunities to learn, and who aren’t afraid to ask questions

  • Own It: Be the driver, and take accountability

  • Embrace Change: The technology landscape is ever changing – we’re looking for people who are ready to change along with it.

  • Engage and Influence: Share your passion for technology, and develop great relationships with colleagues and collaborators

  • Respect: Show empathy and respect to all, and operate with the best intentions
  • Live the #WBLife: At WBT we look for team members who want to “Contribute to Our Community


The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by law.