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  • Software Manager - Platform Team

    Location US-UT-American Fork
    Job ID
    2018-45144
    Category
    Software Engineering
  • Summary

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    Sling TV L.L.C. provides an over-the-top (internet delivered) television experience on TVs, tablets, gaming consoles, computers, smartphones, smart TVs and other streaming devices. Distributed across a variety of strategic device partners, including Google, Amazon, Apple TV, Microsoft, Roku, Samsung, LG, Comcast, and many others, Sling TV offers two primary domestic streaming services that collectively include more than 100 channels of top content. Featured programmers include Disney/ESPN, Fox, NBC, AMC, A&E, EPIX, Starz, NFL Network, NBA TV, NHL Networks, Pac-12 Networks, Hallmark, Viacom, and more. For Spanish-speaking customers, Sling Latino offers a suite of standalone and extra Spanish-programming packages tailored to the U S. Hispanic market.  And for those seeking International content, Sling International currently provides more than 300 channels in 20 languages (available across multiple devices) to U.S. households. 

     

    Sling TV is the #1 Live TV Streaming Service  Sling TV is a next-generation service that meets the entertainment needs of today’s contemporary viewers. Visit www.Sling.com. We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    Television is not what it used to be. Technologies, businesses and viewing habits are changing fast and reshaping the TV landscape. We are the makers of Sling TV, the industry-leading OTT (over-the-top) video streaming service that delivers live U.S. and international programming, as well as video on demand. We are seeking a Software Engineer to join our American Fork, Utah - based team. This is an exciting position in a fast-moving project.  What we’re building is revolutionary and every employee participates in a profit sharing program. Come be a part of changing the face of TV!

    Responsibilities: 

    • Manage team of 3-5 developers to integrate third-party device video SDKs into SlingTV players on assigned platforms.  These platforms may include:  Chromecast, web browsers, SmartTVs and more.
    • Spend 50% time contributing to team as a software engineer
    • Ensure that all device integrations adhere to the SlingTV player architecture.
    • Oversee team-wide validation of all code for functional correctness, architectural compliance, and adherence to applicable industry standards
    • Coordinate team problem solving, bug fixes, new feature implementations, work planning and code demonstrations.
    • Collaborate with other team to develop optimal technical solutions that the balance capabilities of third-party vendors, business requirements, and the team’s internal goals for technical excellence.
    • Exemplify and enforce team standards for writing and documenting code.
    • Learn and follow SAFe and Agile principles and processes.

    Skills - Experience and Requirements

    Basic Requirements: 

    • A four-year degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent professional software engineering experience
    • 2 - 5 years Javascript experience in non-UI client application layer.
    • 2 – 4 years experience as manager of software development.
    • Working knowledge of client-side Javascript debugging using browser-based tools such as debuggers, web inspectors, HTTP analyzers (Charles, Fiddler, et al), etc.
    • Firm understanding of Object Oriented principles, design patterns, and software design/architecture best practices.
    • Commitment to principles of code excellence:  unit testing, automated testing, peer code-reviews, and continuous integration.
    • Ability to communicate technical concepts clearly concisely both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to collaboratively work through technical issues in a professional manner, making design considerations and trade-offs as needed.
    • Thrive in and contribute to a collaborative team environment.

    Bonus Qualifications:

    • Experience in a SAFE Agile processes.
    • Experience developing software for embedded consumer electronic devices, or interfacing with third-party APIs and SDKs
    • Working knowledge of relevant industry technologies and standards:  HTTP/HTTPS, HLS, DASH, Node JS and Gulp
    • Working knowledge of relevant CS concepts such as: IOC containers, dependency injection, HTML 5, and TypeScript
    • Moderate experience with at least one scripting language, such as Python.

     

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