Vice President, Software Engineering
Company: NBC Universal
Location: Englewood Cliffs
Posted on: February 21, 2021
Responsibilities NBCUniversal has an exciting opportunity for a
talented individual to become the Vice President, Software
Engineering with the Operations and Technology (O&T) division.
O&T Engineering supports NBCU's operations internationally and
in the United States across a broad set of functional
responsibilities. This role will be based in one of our two major
hubs, Universal City, LA or in the New York Metropolitan area.
The Vice President of Software Engineering will manage technology
strategy, development activities, day to day operations/platform
support, long range initiative planning and collaboration with
cross-functional business leaders and product teams. This position
will have direct management of engineers in New York, Englewood
Cliffs, NJ and Universal City, CA. The primary focus will be to
manage engineering activities for a portfolio of applications,
while developing new platforms in support of the evolving NBCU
supply chain. A key area of responsibility will be the management,
architectural oversight and re-use of the NBCU microservice catalog
developed in collaboration with other engineering teams, as well as
oversight of the NBCU development process methodology and
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Team Leadership
- Focus on building a strong engineering team, with a healthy mix
of managerial support, architects, strategy, and innovative
software engineering teams.
- Provide regular employee feedback and performance reviews.
- Develop partnerships across development engineering teams with
cross-facility support and engagement.
- Manage the operational and capital budget for your team and
- Agile Methodology and Automation
- Manage rigorous process and control of all development, QA,
DevOps, and cloud infrastructure using agile methodology.
- Continuous daily stand-ups, scrum sessions, bi-weekly sprint
grooming sessions, and quarterly roadmap planning.
- Manage tracking tools such as JIRA, Jenkins, Github as
traditional development toolsets.
- Manage resources into automation of the development process
using CI/CD pipelines and quality automation.
- Capital Projects and Strategy
- Collaborate with O&T leadership and operational clients to
develop both short- and long-range strategic technology
- Balance local project initiative needs with O&T-driven
enterprise initiatives and endeavor to align strategies and develop
synergies across all NBCU locations.
- Present and defend capital budget plans to senior
- Develop conceptual designs and technology architecture vision,
assign project work to team members with clear direction.
- Manage on-going projects, including budgets, timelines, design
and integration, application commissioning and training. Maintain
- Engage as needed with projects at other NBCU sites in NY/NJ,
LA, Denver, Miami, and International sites.
- Client management
- Work closely with product teams, clients and executive
management both formally and informally.
- Track development timelines, manage priorities and schedules,
and set client expectations.
- Take a responsible leadership role for all projects and act as
the main client interface.
- Capture technical requirements, provide solutions and ensure
resources are available to hit required timelines. Supported
- Development Languages
MySQL), XSLT, Python2.7, NodeJS, Mule, Lambda, Cloud Formation
Templates, CSS, HTML, C++, JAVA, Linux/UNIX, Ruby.
- AWS/Azure Cloud
- EKS, EC2, S3, Glacier, Kinesis, Lambda, Direct Connect, Aurora,
Dynamo DB, API Gateway, Redshift, Step Functions, Elastic Search,
Cognito, AWS Batch, Azure Functions, Azure Native Services.
- Development Tools
- Jira, Jenkins, Github, SonarQube, Seaside, Slack, Teraform,
Ansible. Qualifications/Requirements ---7+ years of recent
experience with development management experience.
---5+ years of management experience, including performance
evaluation, hiring and disciplinary action, agile methods.
---Strong experience with Microservice implementations (preferably
AWS EKS, Kubernetes, Docker).
---2+ years of experience managing a team bigger than 40.
---Must be willing to work evenings, overnights, weekends, holidays
with little or/no notice depending on production schedules.
---Architectural Design, DevOps, Automation, Cloud.
---Microservice implementations (AWS EKS, Kubernetes, Docker).
---Understanding of IP networking and IP media standards.
---Understanding of the three major cloud vendors (AWS, Azure,
---Backend, Front-end, Database, and UI/UX Experience.
---Expertise in full SDLC and secure coding practices and
---SOX application compliance requirements. Desired Characteristics
---Collaboration and Technical Communication
oStrong customer service skills and unfailing professionalism.
oPartner closely and collaborate enthusiastically with both clients
at the local facilities and peers across O&T.
oDemonstrate impeccable written and verbal communication and
presentation skills for both technical and non-technical
---Proven Leadership Skills
o Provide clear, decisive direction. Don't be afraid to make
decisions, but be prepared to pivot or change course when
o Be a leader that your team is excited to follow, both through
regular and planned activities, but also when plans change
unexpectedly due to outside influence.
o Demonstrate a high tolerance for stress, work well with others
and provide a supportive attitude for all colleagues.
---Technology Expertise and Ownership
o Demonstrate a high level of expertise with a broad range of
o Grow with the industry, adapting to new technologies as they
o Demonstrate a dedication to building and maintaining a stable,
high-performance technical environment.
o Embrace your role as the ultimate responsible party and senior
subject matter expert for technology. Sub-Business Experienced City
See List Below State/Province Multiple Locations Country United
States Multiple Locations Englewood Cliffs - New Jersey, New York -
New York, Universal City - California About Us At NBCUniversal, we
believe in the talent of our people. It's our passion and
commitment to excellence that drives NBCU's vast portfolio of
brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and
sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse
suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and
all that we represent. It's what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you
can create the extraordinary. Join us. Notices NBCUniversal's
policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all
applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion,
creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin
or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital
status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed
services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by
applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified
applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with
relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair
Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.
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