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Director of Engineering

Location: 

Bangalore, KA, IN, 560001

Date:  Jun 11, 2021
Req ID:  1666
Description: 

Discovery, Inc. is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of super-fans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world.

Available in 230 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world, reaching over 3 Billion viewers on all screens including TV, Digital and Mobile.

Discovery is a platform innovator evolving to become a direct-to-consumer leader to reaching viewers across all screens through TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; and digital-first and social content from Spoon University and Genius Kitchenas well as Group Nine Media, which is home to brands including The Dodo, NowThis, Thrillist and Seeker. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe.

Discovery also has a strong portfolio of free-to-air channels across Europe making it a leading broadcaster in a number of countries, including Norway, Sweden, Italy, Poland, Germany and the UK. As a purpose-driven company, we are dedicated to not only entertaining but inspiring.

For 30 years we have told stories that entertain, inspire and enlighten our viewers around the world, about the world. But our work doesn’t stop there. We are committed to making the world a better place by leveraging our market-leading global platform, and by extending the reach and influence of like-minded organizations and causes. We also are dedicated to employee volunteerism across the globe.

Responsibilities

  1. The ideal candidate is an established leader of leaders, responsible for managing an area or department.
  2. You are responsible for defining the mission of your team, inspiring and motivating your team to pursue that mission, and setting strategic goals for them to achieve in that pursuit.
  3. You have a balanced understanding of business and technical objectives and your guidance is sought out because your decisions drive the best outcomes for both.
  4. You own a set of key performance indicators important to the business, and drive outcomes for our business by setting goals against these metrics.
  5. You will champion engineering and operational excellence, establishing metrics and processes that drive velocity, adaptability & results.
  6. You will help build, lead & mentor great software teams to enable delivery of world-class consumer products.

Requirements

* You have worked in a rapidly changing environment and thrive in a startup environment and are proficient in dealing with ambiguity

* You understand a broad range of computer science concepts, and know how, when, and when not to use them. You can dive deep into a wide range of technical problems offering suggestions and feedback to your team. Your interest in computer science has not faded as you moved into a leadership role and you are still comfortable with technical details.

* You are comfortable handling multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.

* Your written and verbal communication skills are top notch. You can distil key points out of complex technical descriptions to share with non-technical stakeholders, adapting your language and style of communication depending on the audience.

* You lead by example and do not consider yourself above individual contributor work.

* You have demonstrated that you can manage multiple teams, or an area of strategic importance and significant impact. You are able to work effectively through other managers reporting to you.

Requirements (cont.)

* You have demonstrated the ability to make great hiring decisions as is evidence by the performance of engineers and managers on your team, and you are able to retain and develop the best engineers and managers.

* 10+ years of professional experience architecting, developing, and launching software products and/or services.

* 5+ years of experience managing successful engineering teams including hiring and performance management.

* Previous experience in media industry preferred

* BS/MS in Computer Science or a related technical field