OTT Lead @ AMC Networks Inc. - Woodland Hills, CA

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a year ago

OTT Lead

AMC Networks Inc. - Woodland Hills, CA

Job Description JOB SUMMARY The job opportunity is for an OTT (Streaming Television Device) Lead for AMC Networks Digital Experience & Platforms (DXP). The DXP team is responsible for designing, defining and building consumer-facing streaming applications for web, mobile and OTT platforms for the following channels: Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, Allblk, AMC+, AMC, BBCA, IFC, WE tv, Sundance TV. The OTT Lead will be a hands-on leader building and maintaining features on applications for multiple TV networks and other business entities. Developer’s work includes integrating with both proprietary and public back-end services. Developmental responsibilities include but not limited to interface, video, ad delivery, analytics, authenticated streaming, and application optimization. The lead engineer will have an opportunity to grow with an exposure to other consumer platforms and learn full-stack languages such as NodeJS and cloud technologies such as Docker and AWS. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Develop and maintain features on new and existing streaming television device apps using Brightscript, Kotlin/Java, and Swift/Objective C. Be a key contributor to the entire developmental lifecycle of the application from project initiation to store submission Lead creation, design and integration of API interfaces and mocks. Contribute to the product and technical solutions collaborating with business and product stakeholders Analyze the business objective to propose pragmatic solutions based on data. Help offer best-in-class user experience, focusing on video Be aware of latest trends in the OTT and connected industry to introduce new technology and products to key stakeholders. Help foster a positive team-centric work environment that is conducive to the individual as well as team growth Proactively help outside of your specialization to ensure projects as well as other team members are successful Work in agile / scrum methodology Contribute to an agile sprint planning by helping to scope and estimate tasks Help communicate to collaborate with various business stakeholders Help create QA and Test definitions and execute on them Must be comfortable with ambiguity based on dynamic technological and business landscape QUALIFICATIONS (Required & Preferred) 8+ years of relevant experience in the software development field. Minimum 3-4 years demonstrable development experience on native OTT applications (Roku, AndroidTV, FireTV, or AppleTV) 2+ years demonstrable development experience in Brightscript and core Roku Frameworks Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience in the software development field. Demonstrable development experience in FireTV and/or AppleTV a PLUS. Experience with agile software development Deep knowledge and experience in Object Oriented and MVC programming Deep understanding of REST APIs and other data services Ability to analyze user stories and develop technical solutions Best practices for source code management, Git, modern branching concepts, etc. Experience with CI/CD tools and processes. Hunger to learn new and upcoming technologies as required Knowledge of testing automation is preferred Successful launch of consumer grade applications The base compensation range for this position is $165-185K commensurate with experience. AMC Networks additionally offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, 401k Plan, Wellness Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Paid Parental Leave and Adoption Services, among other benefit plan options, subject to eligibility requirements. To offer our employees flexibility, AMC Networks is a hybrid work environment with opportunities to work both remotely and in office. The Company is committed to policy of nondiscrimination in its employment and personnel practices. Applicants are considered for all employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, religion, alienage, citizenship, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic predisposition or carrier status, age, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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