Production Software Systems Specialist

New York City, New York
HBO Production Software Systems Specialist
Jan 11, 2019
Television & Film
Metro Area
New York
Full Time


The Production Systems Software Specialist is responsible for software workflow and development for HBO’s Production environment.  Working directly with the Production Systems & Support group and external vendors, the PSSS is responsible for developing new production toolsets and integration with existing tools.  Utilizing APIs and industry standard coding practices, the candidate will facilitate the integration of multiple combined tools to create production workflow pipelines with customized portals and applications. This person is responsible for creating and maintaining documentation for all supported tools and workflows as well as providing systems support for 3rd party applications.


  • Design and support production workflows, as well as develop software tools for production teams
  • Continue the development of the Route 66 custom pipeline and workflow management tool, creating additional functionality to support HBO Production
  • API integration, script writing, workflow integration and automation with Production systems/tools such as PIX, Scenechronize, SyncOnSet, Aspera
  • Coordinate and collaborate with vendors to support and maintain production tools
  • Create and update workflow documentation, tracking changes and updates
  • Develop and maintain Java and other applications with a focus on enterprise technologies
  • Troubleshoot complex software issues
  • Work with vendors to track and resolve issues
  • Provide systems administration support for 3rd party production applications
  • Assess current technical workflows and develop more efficient alternatives
  • Maintain vendor relations, product developments and keep initiatives on track


  • Ability to multi-task
  • Must have an innovative mindset
  • Have great interpersonal skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Desire to learn new languages/tools and software


  • Expertise with Java and one or more of the following, such as JavaScript, C++, HTML5/CSS and Python
  • Must be familiar with Java EE 5+ and have experience implementing service- or message-oriented systems
  • Knowledge of SOA-based protocols such as SOAP, REST or other APIs
  • Knowledge of Development tools such as GIT/Subversion, JIRA, Confluence
  • Experience with web development lifecycle including design, development, testing, and deployment
  • 5 years’ experience developing software solutions
  • Experience creating and supporting web services, based on REST technology for application support

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