Lead Software Engineer (Backend) – Site Assembler
Location: Stockholm, Sweden,
Req ID: 30134
Who we are
As television and media habits change, our mission remains true to the principles that founded Discovery - every day we seek to ignite people's curiosity to engage, entertain and enlighten the world around them through amazing viewing experiences.
The Direct to Consumer Group (DTC) is a technology company within Discovery that is responsible for building a global streaming video platform to support a broad collection of Discovery's diverse brands around the world including Discovery, TLC, Food Network, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science Channel, HGTV, Eurosport, Motor Trend, and many more.
We are building modern container-based microservices operated on AWS. Our platform covers everything from search, catalog, video transcoding, personalization to global subscriptions, and much more. We build user experiences ranging from classic lean-back viewing to interactive learning applications.
About the team - Site Assembler
Our team is at the heart of the cutting edge streaming platform, providing customers worldwide with top quality experiences.
We are responsible for the headless CMS, the central hub for managing content presentation across platforms and devices. In this way, a lot of the future product innovation lies within our domain by providing more relevant and personalised experience and helping the user find content that they are looking for.
Our main challenge is to do this at the same time serving the customer with a great experience. Our user base is growing rapidly with millions of new customers every year and we need to be on top constantly improving performance and resilience. So we are ready to continue to innovate on the platform and expand to 100+ countries globally.
Come join our talented team of experienced engineers, working together on solving the most rewarding challenges in an autonomous and friendly work environment!
Who are you
You influence your team's strategy and contribute significantly to team planning. You show good judgment making trade-offs between immediate and long-term business needs by sharing your perspectives. You are an enthusiastic team member that makes other engineers around you more productive by sharing your knowledge and helping to tie-break key technical decisions.
At discovery+, you build it, own it, and release what you create. This connects you with your personal and technical development. We have an exciting year in front of us with international expansions and huge sporting events such as Allsvenskan and the Olympics. These services supply all Discovery's users worldwide and allow them to watch all our amazing and diverse content.
- Enthusiastic about new and emerging technologies
- Proficient in Java
- Persistence and caching solutions such as PostgreSQL, Redis, ElasticSearch, Caffeine.
- Understanding of DynamoDB
- Micro-service based architectures using gRPC and Kafka/Kinesis for interservice communication.
- Asynchronous, non-blocking, functional style of programming and experience implementing with frameworks such as Spring WebFlux, Spring boot, Node.js, Vertex
- Usage and deep understanding of AWS (for example S3, RDS, Lambda, Kubernetes, Docker, SNS, Personalize)
- Experience in building, operating, and truly owning services. Implementing alerting, metrics, and logging using Prometheus, CloudWatch, Kibana, PagerDuty.