• Lead Java Developer

    Location : CityStateForPosting New York, NY
    Brand
    ViacomCBS
    Job Type
    Full-Time Staff
    iCIMS ID
    2019-13124
  • About The Brand

    Viacom has a clear vision: to be the premier destination where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing the best entertainment to our global audiences, and we know our company runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees. Through television, film, digital content, live events, merchandise, studio production and more, we connect with billions of people in nearly every country in the world. At Viacom, you will have the opportunity to develop your professional career at the home of iconic brands like BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount and others.

    Overview and Responsibilities

    Viacom has a clear vision: to be the premier destination where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing the best entertainment to our global audiences, and we know our company runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees. Through television, film, digital content, live events, merchandise, studio production and more, we connect with billions of people in nearly every country in the world. At Viacom, you will have the opportunity to develop your professional career at the home of iconic brands like BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount and others.

    Overview and Responsibilities:

    Viacom is looking for a hardworking lead engineer to be the system owner of the Viacom content/asset management system (Adobe AEM). The role will lead engineering efforts for the Viacom Content Management System in support of content distribution for owned and operated sites, apps, games etc.

    This person will participate in the definition of product requirements being able to articulate how the engineering effort will align to those requirements and provide accurate estimates of the effort.


    They will also be responsible leading a team of engineers through the development process, including enforcing standards around code, tooling, metrics, progress reporting and interactions with the QA team to ensure a quality first approach to any work.


    Making best use of the available infrastructure and systems as well as spotting gaps and providing solutions in way that complements the efforts of the other product and engineering teams. Building integrations where necessary while minimizing / separating dependencies, this person will have a solid understanding of enterprise architectures and standard methodology.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop and maintain highly scalable, high performance, multithreaded, service-oriented software modules.
    • Ensure that the engineering team correctly follow direction to deliver high quality, maintainable software.
    • Design, develop, test, deploy new solutions as well as maintaining, integrating and improving existing solutions.
    • Work with the product team to understand and deliver on their requirements.
    • Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and work.
    • Participate in preparing business cases, requirements documents and product roadmaps for new concepts.
    • Be an authoritative source for content engineering, particularly in the areas of video, audio and captioning.
    • Lead, attend, and participate in meetings and committees as required.

    Basic Qualifications

    • 5+ years engineering experience.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related subject.
    • Adobe Experience Cloud/Management Experience
    • Experience following and implementing software design patterns.
    • Experience integrating transcoders (open source, cloud and enterprise class), WAN accelerators, Content QC.
    • REST API design experience, use of message queues or other loosely coupled architectures.
    • Experience in designing and supporting relational databases, and a strong understanding of SQL.
    • Experience with two or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: C#, Java, Python or Go.

    Additional Qualifications

    • Some exposure to content workflow based development.
    • Familiarity with designing for the cloud, particularly AWS.
    • Good communication skills with ability to facilitate conversations with business partners in project definition, business requirements definition and functional design sessions.

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