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Vice President of Web & Smart TV

Company: RLJ Entertainment
Location: Woodland
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Overview of Role

The VP, Web & Smart TV Engineering will be a senior leader in the Digital Platforms group and will oversee the development and support of all websites and Smart TV apps that constitute AMC Networks' Digital portfolio. This includes all websites that allow for content streaming, Tizen, LG, Vizio, X1 Xfinity, etc. The portfolio comprises of websites/apps for the following brands/channels (AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, Allblk, AMC, BBCA, WEtv).

The ideal candidate is a strong leader capable of collaborating with members of the Digital Development team, the Digital Product team, and key business stakeholders. This individual will play a key role in the continuous improvement and management of all digital programs. The ideal candidate is a strong leader capable of challenging and partnering with organizational senior leadership. Proven experience with large critical programs with multiple project dependencies, as well as the ability to successfully launch new products and product features across various platforms. The individual must possess strong people leadership as well as technical leadership qualities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead a team that is responsible for the development and support of custom applications on the following platforms: web, Tizen, LG, Vizio, X1 Xfinity.
  • Establish common development tools, and frameworks/libraries
  • Lead a team on in-house and offshore developers
  • Ensure delivery of multiple projects simultaneously
  • Responsible for the quality of the product produced by the team.
  • Establish common application architecture patterns, coding standards and documentation standards.
  • Partner with the Technical Project/Delivery Manager and the Product Manager to prioritize, define and size new service features
  • Perform technical review of how new features will be implemented by team members to ensure they are consistent with the overall service architecture and app frameworks. Ensure that new features are integrated correctly into Continuous Integration Development Environment
  • Lead POC's to determine viability of new 3rd party integrations - define success criteria
  • Review defects with QA, and lead investigation on hard to solve problems.
  • Mentor the team on how to troubleshoot / debug code to resolve defects.
  • Keep current on the latest technologies available in the world of streaming platform development.

    Job Requirements
    • 7+ years managing a medium to large size team of developers
    • 10+ years' experience with web application development.
    • Demonstrated experience overseeing the development of Smart TV streaming apps
    • Experience working in an agile software development environment using Scrum or Kanban
    • Experience working with online collaboration tools such as Atlassian tools (Confluence, JIRA etc)
    • Experience with setting up and managing continuous integration environment using GIT, Bamboo, Jenkins, Circle CI, etc.
    • Experience with Isomorphic web applications developed on ReactJS using variety of API systems
    • Experience with Hydration and Async Development
    • Experience with Deployment of Componentized Architecture
    • Experience with Design Language System and implementation patterns
    • Experience working with a Microservice architecture
    • Experience working with and deploying to AWS

      • Experience with Drupal, WordPress, PhP
      • Experience with developing video services on embedded device platforms/ 3rd party SDK's
      • Experience managing the development of video streaming and subscription management apps with IAP
      • Experience with 3rd party store integration
      • Entertainment experience strongly preferred

        • Software/Computer Engineering, Computer Science degree or equivalent experience
        • Excellent communication/collaboration skills
        • Must be able to manage up and down

          The Company is committed to policy of nondiscrimination in its employment and personnel practices. Applicants are considered for all employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, religion, alienage, citizenship, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic predisposition or carrier status, age, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Keywords: RLJ Entertainment, Woodland , Vice President of Web & Smart TV, Executive , Woodland, California

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