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VP Engineering

Bellevue, WA, USA | Discovery Communications

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The ideal candidate is an established leader of leaders, responsible for managing an area or department. You are responsible for defining the mission of your team, inspiring and motivating your team to pursue that mission, and setting strategic goals for them to achieve in that pursuit. You have a balanced understanding of business and technical objectives and your guidance is sought out because your decisions drive the best outcomes for both. You own a set of key performance indicators important to the business, and drive outcomes for the business by setting goals against these metrics.


Ensure delivery of business critical goals

Provide strategic and operational expertise to help scale up the business and execute vision/priorities

Provide business critical change management leadership

Develop and cultivate strong relationship with key stakeholders to drive the planning and execution of vital strategic and operational goals

Develop and coach other members of the team


Strong experience in product and technology

10+ years relevant experience

Exposure working across multi-disciplinary teams

Ability to restructure or reengineer organizational processes for a measurable positive impact on revenue generation.

Sets benchmarks independent of, and beyond, organizational best practice, based on a clearly defined understanding of what is possible.

Adopts a long-term perspective about the business

Strong communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to interface with cross-functional teams, as a leader, in a professional and polished manner

Strong work ethic and high level of confidentiality using good judgment and an exceptional sense of accountability

High energy, strong team player, creative thinker, and strategic influencer.

Must be willing to travel

Must have the legal right to work in the United States 

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