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Warner Media LLC Lead Software Engineer, Player Network in Needham, Massachusetts

Company Overview

Every great story has a new beginning. We're excited to announce that Discovery and WarnerMedia have combined to become Warner Bros. Discovery. WBD is a premier global media and entertainment company offering audiences the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content, brands and franchises across television, film, sports, news, streaming and gaming. We’re home to the world’s best storytellers, creating world-class products for consumers. From brilliant creatives to technology trailblazers and beyond, join us as we step into the next chapter.

Warner Bros. Games New York works with some of the top talent in the game industry to build online competitive and social features for video games. Our highly experienced team of engineers utilize cutting-edge technology to build game services that are robust and scalable enough to support world-class developers such as NetherRealm Studios, Rocksteady, Monolith Productions, Warner Bros. Games Montréal, and more!

WB Games Inc. seeks a Lead Software Engineer for the WB Games NY Studio.

As a Lead Software Engineer at WB Games NY (a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment), you will be working primarily on our online platform called “Player Network”, in addition to some other internal technologies. Our Player Network consists of both server (e.g. identity, friends), as well as player-facing destinations or clients (e.g. websites, PC launcher).

As a Lead Software Engineer, you will be responsible for leading a development team under the Player Network focused on the client aspect. In this role, you will be working with a highly talented team of engineers, product managers, producers, and business specialists to understand requirements, and deliver clients that meets those requirements.

This position can be based in the Troy NY studio or remotely from another US based location.

WB Games New York works with some of the top talent in the game industry to build online competitive and social features for video games. Our highly experienced team of engineers utilize cutting-edge technology to build game services that are robust and scalable enough to support world-class developers such as NetherRealm Studios, Rocksteady, Monolith Productions, WB Montréal, and more!

The Daily

  • You will need to provide technical mentorship and guidance for a team of engineers

  • You will review completed engineering tasks in collaboration with other leads

  • We are looking for someone who is comfortable teasing out important requirements and helping to design end products that are sustainable and maintainable for years to come.

  • We like hands-on leadership. We will be expecting you to spend time in the code with the team support them in building the best products.

  • You will play a critical role in our product planning process, ensuring that we are making commitments that are reasonable and achievable at high a quality threshold.

  • You will work directly with our Director of Engineering to ensure that your delivered products align with our company’s values and vision.

The Essentials

  • Proven experience leading engineering teams in the development of complex technical products

  • Proficient in reading and writing software in some general-purpose programming language(s)

  • A firm understanding of what is means to build products that scale to millions of players

  • Experience with databases (NoSQL experience is a plus, since we primarily use MongoDB, RedisDB, and ElasticSearch)

  • Experience using and creating APIs

  • Must have excellent communication skills

The Perks

  • Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings

  • Paid time off every year to volunteer for eligible employees

  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies

  • Access to in-house learning and development resources

  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

If you’re a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at recruitadmin@warnermedia.com.

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