1 day onsite per week in Locations:
Knoxville, Tennessee; Bellevue, Washington; Silver Spring, Maryland; New York, New York; Sterling, Virginia
Terms not agreed yet, willing to send candidates that fit the bill if you have anyone
Internal Title: Software Development Engineer III
External Title: Lead Platform Engineer: Delivery Engineering
Lead Platform Engineer: Delivery Engineering
What You'll Do
As a lead platform engineer on the Delivery Engineering team within Discovery DTC's Developer Automation group, you'll be joining a team that is responsible for building a global, self-service continuous deployment platform to enable DTC's growing number of engineering teams to manage the full lifecycle of both their backend application and the cloud resources required to support them.
Your role will focus on leading the development efforts of one or more portions of the delivery platform. You will help drive technical decision-making, particularly with regard to the architectural direction of the platform components. You'll solve problems related to complex cloud-infrastructure automation and canary-based application deployment patterns. You'll architect platform APIs for other teams to build on top of, you'll develop Kubernetes operators, you'll design processes/workflows, and you'll help to do it all in a collaborative, team environment using modern, rigorous software development practices that emphasize testability, repeatability, and self-service automation.
As a lead engineer, you will help set the tone for how your team operates. You'll emphasize modern, rigorous software development practices that promote testability, repeatability, and self-service automation. You'll conduct regular code reviews and mentor more junior developers. You'll openly collaborate with other teams' leads and help raise the bar of engineering excellence across the entire organization.
Who You Are
You bring passion and enthusiasm to your engineering team. You have a track record of shipping quality code to production on a frequent and consistent basis. You thrive under minimal supervision with the ability to self-motivate and self-organize within the larger organizational structure. You have experience running internal applications in production that support multiple teams globally across time zones. You measure everything, make decisions based on data, are consumer-obsessed, are opinionated but pragmatic, and take immense pride in your work.
Your Technical Knowledge
The ideal candidate for this role will have a wide breadth of experience across the entire software stack. We are looking for candidates who have multi-disciplinary backgrounds and we especially value candidates with strong software development and leadership skills who have at least some exposure to cloud infrastructure automation, production operations, and leading software development projects.
As a lead platform engineer on our team, you will be exposed to a myriad of technologies and tools. However, the primary technologies you will work with day to day are:
● AWS or Azure or GCP
● Kubernetes (including the development of CRDs and custom Controllers)
● Github Actions
The ideal candidate's background will include:
● Commercial experience as a software engineer in backend services development, systems programming, or similar disciplines
● Experience as a technical lead in an agile, product-focused environment (people management not required)
● Hands-on experience with multiple IaC tools (e.g. CDK, Terraform, Crossplane)
● Hands-on experience with automating development workflow pipelines (CI/CD)
● Operational experience (i.e. on-call rotation, incident response)
● Ability to collaborate effectively with remote peers across disparate geographies and timezones
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills with particular emphasis on technical documentation (including diagramming)
● Strong CS fundamentals