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  Software Development Manager II
Employer: Discovery Communications Job Posted: 1/26/2020
Location: Bellevue, WA Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:

We are hiring a Software Engineering Manager, iOS role for the Digital and Direct-to-Consumer product for Magnolia, a joint venture partnership between Discovery, Inc. and Chip and Jo Gaines. This role will lead, manage, and inspire the software engineering team that will launch the Magnolia product on Apple platforms: iOS, iPad, and AppleTV. With Magnolia, we’re looking to solve practical problems for customers, improve their everyday lives, and create passionate and loyal fans. The iOS Manager role will develop the iOS codebase Magnolia and collaborate with app development teams developing products for other D2C initiatives.

We’re looking for someone who has hands-on experience with Swift and building customer-facing applications. You’ll lead engineers towards developing new eCommerce and in-app-payment solutions, rich customer interactions, and will work closely with other app development teams to develop and use shared libraries that allow for re-use. To be successful, you will need to partner with API engineers and other peers to develop end-to-end solutions.

This will be a hands-on role where you’ll be successful by: reviewing developer code and architecture decisions, you will write code to support key features, you will coach and train engineers, and participating in all aspects of the agile software development process. As a manager on the team, you’ll be expected to write code, drive code reviews, and help prioritize work for the team. As an iOS Engineering Manager, you will also write code that supports other direct to consumer brands, including the Food Network Kitchen app.


1. Lead by example through coding, this is a hands-on engineering role.
2. Write clean, concise, readable code that follows common design patterns and principles.
3. Complete work with a conscientious attitude and good follow-through.
4. Collaborate with coworkers from design, engineering, product, project, QA and content teams.
5. Translate functional requirements into solutions that work well with current architecture.
6. Perform peer code reviews.
7. Utilize multi-tasking and context shifting skills.
8. Identify inefficiencies and make recommendations.
9. Develop prototypes and proof of concept projects to test the waters with new technologies or ideas. 10. Stay informed with changes in technology and formally present new processes and technologies our team.
11. Produce comprehensive, usable software documentation.
12. Provide skill development opportunities to direct reports and work with them in regular one-on-one sessions.
13. Work with personal connections, HR and recruiters to define and fill open positions.
14. Communicate team status, drive and morale.
15. Partner with other cross-functional managers to ensure capacity and velocity is maintained.


• High proficiency & technical leadership in Swift and iOS development
• 10+ years of professional experience architecting, developing, and launching software products and/or services.
• 2+ years of experience managing successful engineering teams including hiring and performance management.
• Commanding knowledge of device manufacturer guidelines, signing, certification and publishing processes.
• Commanding knowledge of UI component lifecycles, rendering and performance in at least one of our target platforms
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Must have the legal right to work in the United States.
• You are comfortable with collaborating using Git.
• Ability to provide code samples either privately or through a Github repo.
• Several applications in an App store with a favorable rating.
• Skills with optimizing rendering performance using profiling and debugging tools.
• Must have the legal right to work in the United States.

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