Director, Data Engineering, HBO Max job in Burbank, CA | HBO Max

Director, Data Engineering, HBO Max
HBO Max

Opportunity Overview

Build the Future of Entertainment


HBO Max is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer (DTC) offering debuting in May 2020. With over 10,000 hours of curated premium content anticipated at launch, HBO Max will offer powerhouse programming for everyone in the home, bringing together HBO, a robust slate of new original series, key third-party licensed programs and movies, and fan favorites from WarnerMedia’s rich library, including Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, and more.

Our DTC team is laying the foundation for HBO Max, and we need highly motivated, uniquely skilled, and technically agile experts across a variety of disciplines to accomplish things that have never been done before.

The Job

The Director, Data Engineering will support the development of analytical capabilities necessary to generate meaningful insights about subscriber behavior for WarnerMedia's HBO Max streaming service.


In this role, you and your team will collaborate across the organization to design and deliver high-quality scalable data solutions. You will be accountable for implementing data governance, data integrity, data engineering standards, data integration, and QA best practices.


The ideal candidate will be passionate about television, movies, entertainment, and technology. They will have a deep understanding of the video streaming industry and be a champion for the consumer. The candidate must be a "doer" who can execute as well as balance longer-term strategic thinking. The candidate will be part of a team that believes in working fast, being accountable, and learning from mistakes. The director can be located in either Los Angeles, Seattle or New York.

The Daily
  • Support the development and implementation of a robust data platform strategy to support business objectives.
  • Partner with peers in marketing, product, BI, development and content to plan and execute a comprehensive data roadmap.
  • Use expertise to identify opportunities to leverage data and provide guidance to colleagues related to the capture, analysis and visualization of information.
  • Develop an overarching data governance framework to successfully manage large amounts of data, ensuring compliance with regulations while maintaining data integrity and accessibility.
  • Develop software engineering best practices, guidelines, procedures, and repeatable and scalable frameworks.
  • Provide technical direction to a team of engineers and project managers.
The Essentials
  • 10+ years’ experience managing high volume data environments.
  • Experience managing an engineering team.
  • Experience with machine learning and statistical analysis, programming and scripting capabilities.
  • Proficient in data warehousing, dimensional modeling, and data architecture.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies.
  • Experience in entertainment or with direct to consumer streaming apps highly desired.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and ability to collaborate across the organization.
  • BS in engineering or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Expertise/experience in these key technical areas/domains - AWS Cloud platform tools.
  • Data warehousing tools such as Dynamo DB, Oracle, SQL, Amazon Redshift, Snowflake.
  • Data Modeling and System Analysis.
  • Data Platforms. EMR, Data Bricks, AWS.
  • Data Integration tools such as SQL, Spark, Scala, Python, Data Bricks, Airflow, R, Machine Learning.
  • Experience and knowledge with various Business Intelligence reporting tools (Microstrategy, Looker, Tableau) a plus.
  • Experience with Digital Marketing tools for instrumentation and analytics analysis, such as Segment, Google Analytics, and Datorama.
Nice to Have
  • MS highly preferred.
The Perks
  • Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
  • Access to in-house learning and development resources
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.


Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment 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.
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