• Principle Engineer - Digital Metadata

    Posted Date 4 months ago(3/26/2019 11:31 AM)
    Requisition ID
    US-NY-New York City
    Career Category
    IT & Technical Operations
    Company Employee Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    The Direct to Consumer, Global tech team is looking for a Principal Engineer – Digital Metadata Platform to join the growing team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead the vision for metadata platform to power the global Discovery Digital Technology to enable disruptive customer experiences in online media. If you are a self-confessed geek, passionate about innovation and excited about transforming one of the most rapidly evolving technology areas today, we need to talk!


    1. Create vision for global Discovery Digital Metadata Platform to model content for all Discovery businesses worldwide
    2. Create a platform time-series metadata to power unique customer experiences such as sports score overlays, online betting, step-by-step food recipes and home-improvement projects and online shopping experiences
    3. Identify and extract relevant metadata information from VOD and live video streams
    4. Create personalization and recommendations based upon metadata models
    5. Create hybrid video and metadata-based consumer experiences to build and drive new businesses and B2B integrations
    6. Create technology to build cross-business content bundles based upon metadata graphs
    7. Work with various business teams to define requirements and architect solutions and scope the deliverables
    8. Define coding standards and design principles
    9. Support all phases of development from requirements, architecture and design through system testing, deployment, and post-deployment support
    10. Co-ordinate with internal teams, external partners and other technical stakeholders to agree the design and understand the impact across software components
    11. Engage in the development projects of other systems across Discovery Digital Technology
    12. Work with QA, test and development teams to continuously improve testing coverage
    13. Create documents to share knowledge across the WW technology organization
    14. Participate in recruiting process and mentor other engineers


    * Excellent skills to think big and create architectural vision
    * Deep technical understanding of leveraging technologies such as graph databases and algorithms to process very large datasets
    * Excellent software design and coding skills
    * Excellent performance tuning, debugging and problem-solving skills
    * Excellent technical persuasion skills to drive adoption of architectural tenets and best practices across a global organization
    * Excellent organisational and timeline management skills
    * Excellent written English and spoken communication skills
    * Strong Experience of working within an Agile Kanban/Scrum/TDD environments
    * Extensive experience in software architecture and design
    * Programming experience C, C++ and Java and other big data technologies
    * Experience with common knowledge, scrum and quality management tools such as Confluence, Jira
    * Knowledge of HTTP standards

    * Must have the legal right to work in the United States

    New York City, New York, NYC, NY 


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