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Android Engineering Lead, Next Gen

Company: NBA Media Ventures, LLC
Location: Secaucus
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

At the NBA, we're passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world. As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league's on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world's most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA's success. Position Summary:-- The Next Gen Experience Group leads the strategy for the NBA's global over-the-top product offerings and services. The offerings and services reach fans in 215 countries and territories around the globe by delivering live games and--original programming on almost any device! The content is offered in multiple languages and through a collection of packages including micro-transactions, giving fans the ability to purchase portions of a live game!-- This newly crafted role will be responsible for the architecture and development of a new NBA flagship experience across the universe of Android based devices. In this role the candidate will be responsible for helping build out a team of world class engineering talent, set and guide the technical direction of development, implement standard methodologies, and mentor engineers. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with video first product development, interactive design and gamification strategies. They will also have worked in agile methodology environments and--have built and released enterprise level applications globally. Major Responsibilities:-- Provide technical direction and people leadership for the Android engineering group-- Work closely with multi-functional product leadership to define objectives and deliver on short- and long-term--product roadmap strategies and milestones-- Work with leadership to recruit, hire, train, grow, and retain a world-class engineering team-- Architect and implement sophisticated, scalable, stable Android applications-- Work with partners to identify and define application requirements-- Represent Architecture in partner discussions-- Define and Implement best practices for SDLC including development, testing, and deployment pipelines.-- Work with product and project management to follow agile workflow methodologies and best practices-- Standardize and implement workflows, code standards, code reviews, and release pipelines (Full SDLC Management) Partner with Operations to plan CI/CD, infrastructure transitions, upgrades,--technical refresh and preventative maintenance-- Evaluate team performance and quality, coach and mentor team members-- Cultivate a culture of steadfast innovation, diversity of thought, teamwork, and excellence within the organization-- Provide constant mentorship of future leaders, driving technical excellence and professional growth-- Consistent record of architecting and developing enterprise level Android based applications-- Prior history of leading teams, mentoring engineers, and setting--technical guidance on agile development teams. Prior work experience in a consulting or architecture position within a digital media & entertainment company such as Netflix, Vimeo, YouTube, Amazon, ESPN, Comcast, WM Endeavor, IMG, Technicolor, Disney, or--others desired-- Consistent track record of architecting and delivering highly scalable, available, reliable, secure, and performant applications-- Experience working both independently and in a collaborative environment; ability to work efficiently with partners, business owners and team members-- Excellent analytical, team management, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills-- Required Skills/Knowledge:-- Hands on knowledge of Cloud Computing Platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP)-- 7+ years of experience building in--the Android ecosystem of tools (Android Studio, IntelliJ, etc.) Deep experience with dependency management tools like Gradle, Maven, and Ant.-- Experience with personalization and data driven experiences including feature flags,--recommendations, and machine learning-- Experience building real time communication capabilities using industry standard technologies RTMP, WebSockets, WebRTC, etc. Steadfast focus on performance and latency optimization-- Deep understanding and experience with TDD/BDD development methodologies and user interface testing Strong interface design sensibilities and proven experience in working with the constraints and capabilities across all device types (phone, tablet, watch, TV). Strong technical knowledge of--high scale OTT TV systems and architectures-- Strong technical knowledge of software development, including programming skills in Kotlin and Java-- Strong technical knowledge of distributed systems and REST-ful API implementations-- Experience working with international and domestic software partners to deliver high quality applications-- Education:-- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or relevant work experience.-- We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.
Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark
Job Segment: Engineer, Consulting, Developer, Computer Science, Java, Engineering, Technology

Keywords: NBA Media Ventures, LLC, New York , Android Engineering Lead, Next Gen, Engineering , Secaucus, New York

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