Director of Software Engineering – Video Player, Peacock

NBCUniversal, LLC, New York, New York

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Level: Manager (Supervisor)

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Director of Software Engineering (Web & Connected Devices) - Video Player Technology, Peacock

The Video Player Technology team is looking for an experienced technical leader who will oversee development and delivery of our video playback libraries. You will be working closely and collaboratively with teams across Peacock technology, including our stakeholders to ensure our latest features and iterative improvements are released to our users as efficiently as possible. You’ll oversee development and delivery of Peacock’s video players across our JavaScript connected devices, from Xfinity to games consoles to smart TVs.

What the team does

  • Develops libraries providing video playback capabilities of DASH and HLS formats, including ad insertion and video analytics

  • Collaborates with video streaming and encoding teams to drive innovation and improvements in video delivery and playback user experience

  • Collaborates with teams building Peacock applications, ensuring optimal integration of the video players libraries on all types of devices

Role Responsibilities

  • Lead, inspire and optimize an agile team of 15+ technologists responsible for building libraries providing video playback capabilities to all Peacock applications

  • Manage multiple Engineering Managers, providing them with support in managing their respective teams and technical leads

  • Responsible for software delivery in your area, working collaboratively with application teams to ensure smooth integrations and alignment with release plans

  • Setting up and iterating on team processes and agile ways of working

  • Owning the roadmap, ensuring that our roadmap commitments align with work being brought into sprints

  • Develop strong relationships with teams across Peacock business and technology

  • Be a thoughtful leader and drive both technical and business priorities and roadmaps

  • Grow the team by attracting diverse talent that can push technical boundaries

  • Mentor individuals to embrace diversity and help building an inclusive and flexible workplace

- 6+ years of experience leading a team in developing and deploying large scale video applications
- Ability to integrate into a large agile development project and manage rapid development cycles
- Experience in planning and implementing rapid software releases
- Ability to clearly communicate and translate ideas and status updates to both technical and non-technical resources
- Experience in implementation of video streaming in MPEG-DASH, HLS and associated delivery and encryption technologies
- Interest in promoting an inclusive team culture where engineers of diverse backgrounds can grow
- Innovative and flexible thinker, comfortable suggesting solutions and willing to take risks
- Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
- Committed to quality in every assignment, large or small
- Transparency, selflessness and authenticity

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