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  Development Engineer
Employer: Upgrade Membership Job Posted: 1/14/2020
Location: Northeast Region Job Status: Full Time
Experience Level: TBD  

Job Description:

Requisition ID 24799

Position Summary

Discovery Inc is seeking a Development Engineer to join the Silver Spring/Sterling Media Engineering team. Come join a fun and challenging team that will have a direct impact on the next generation of media technology. This candidate should have an understanding of python, APIs, cloud concepts/application, and basic knowledge of broadcasting terms. Do you possess strong troubleshooting capabilities, are able to quickly learn complex systems and communicate technical ideas to a non-technical audience? Then we’re looking for you!


The Development Engineer will work with internal clients (operations teams), external vendors, and the engineering teams to develop and maintain tools for the automation and optimization of Discovery’s applications and toolsets. The development engineer will also:

1. Develop scripting and tools for hardware and software in an enterprise, scalable environment
2. Participate in the migration of media applications to a cloud environment (requirements gathering, designing, building, testing and maintenance)
3. Develop working knowledge of Amazon’s Web Services platform and Google Cloud Platform.
4. Coordinate with engineering and operations teams to manage product deployment from staging to production
5. Identify and execute opportunities for process and workflow automation
6. Manage DEV and QA instances and systems including code repositories
7. Participate in the evaluation of new software and infrastructure solutions
8. Assist in the development and utilization of measurement and data tools
9. Work with a team of engineers developing automation for data centers and global infrastructure.


• Bachelor’s degree in engineering, software development, or related (equivalent experience accepted)
• 1-2 years’ experience with Python, XML/JSON and AWS
• Strong familiarity with various open source systems and tools
• Understanding of relational database design and data structures
• Understanding of SOA/microservices
• Self-learner, independent, with outstanding problem-solving skills
• Strong work ethic, positive attitude and leadership qualities with the ability to handle multiple tasks and set priorities
• Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment
• Ability to work independently and remotely
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Must have the legal right to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

• Familiarity with source control tools (e.g. Subversion, Git)
• Familiarity with Amazon Web Services technologies
• Familiarity with deployment tools Jenkins, CodeDeploy, Opsworks
• Experience with television broadcast and post production technologies and workflows



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