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VP - Engineering

London, United Kingdom | Discovery Communications

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
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Job Description:
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We are looking for talented VP of Engineering to lead the development and deployment of a global back end platform that is one of the key enablers for a multitude of digital products across a vast array of devices.


Lead a team of Engineers in the design and deployment of software that is enjoyed by millions of customers globally

Define and drive key performance and quality metrics for your organisation and D2C products

Engage and communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders including Engineers, Partners and Leaders

Consistently demonstrate your motivation to quality achieve results in a fast-paced environment

Customers love Discovery’s content and we have a great opportunity to innovate on their behalf. Your ability to make an impact will be directly related to how big your vision is for the team!

This role will require travel to our offices in Paris, New York and Bellevue

You will need to have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, a strong technical ability and great communication skills. We value individuals who are motivated to achieve results in a fast-paced environment, and have high levels of creativity, great analytical reasoning skills, and, of course, a passion for TV and Sport!


Extensive experience in a technical leadership role (Director or VP of Engineering) and a proven track record of building and managing high-performing Engineering teams

Deep knowledge of professional software engineering principles and best practices for the full software development life cycle including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations

Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems

Expert in at least one of the following:





Expert knowledge of AWS (experience with GCP and/or Azure is highly advantageous)

Proven experience of providing technical leadership within Product Development processes in a consumer-focussed organisation

Hands-on expertise with disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between

Ability to communicate and influence at all levels, from entry level Engineers to executive audiences

Experience taking a leadership role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered

Experienced with object-oriented design, data structures and big data systems, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis

Ability to work in a diverse team

Expert knowledge of video streaming, codecs, video delivery and broadcast workflows

Experience with high throughput, multi-threaded systems

Experience with critical, 24x7 systems

Ability to own P&Ls and be accountable for team Smart Goals

Hand-on expertise with serverless infrastructure

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