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Resident Fighting Management Over Black Mold Problem at Ontario Apartment Complex

An Ontario resident is in a battle with the management of her apartment complex to try and get rid of black mold in her apartment at Seasons Senior Apartments. She said the situation is so bad, she hasn’t been able to live in her own apartment since February. Kacey Montoya reports for KTLA’s Problem Solvers on July 17, 2019.

Family Claims They Were Racially Profiled, Accused of Shoplifting at Santa Monica Nike Store

Two African-American parents are upset and claiming they were racially profiled after a store manager falsely accused them of shoplifting a $12 basketball from the Nike store in Santa Monica. The heated dispute was captured on cell phone footage as police were called to the scene last week. Joel Stallworth said he had already paid for the ball and left the store but a manager followed him out and demanded to see a receipt on July 5. He said the […]

Man Killed, Another Wounded in Shooting at Apartment Complex Near Covina: Officials

Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded in the Covina area Wednesday. Authorities were called shortly after 3 p.m. about a gunshot victim on the 21000 block of Arrow Highway, outside the city’s northeast limits, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Robert Westphal. Footage from the scene showed the gunfire erupted at the Club Pacifica Apartment Homes, at 21042 E. Arrow Highway. Investigators are still unsure what led up to the shooting, […]

8-Year-Old Boy Wounded in Watts Shooting; Gunman Sought: LAPD

Police are investigating a shooting that left a young boy wounded in the Watts neighborhood of South Los Angeles on Wednesday. Officers in the area were flagged down around 7:40 p.m. near the corner of 109th Street and Wilmington Avenue. Once they stopped, they heard shots being fired nearby, according to L.A. Police Officer Mike Lopez. An 8-year-old boy was struck in a lower extremity, possibly his leg, Lopez said. The boy was taken to a nearby hospital. He was […]

Hawaii Protesters Press on to Stop Telescope, Face Arrest

Thousands of protesters joined a swelling effort Wednesday to stop construction of a telescope they have long tried to keep off a mountain considered sacred to some Native Hawaiians, blocking a road to Hawaii’s highest peak and prompting the arrest of a group of elderly demonstrators. Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe said about 2,000 people packed the base of Mauna Kea after the arrests, more than three times the number of protesters who had showed up in previous days. […]

2 Arrested in Shooting That Left 1 Man Dead, Another Wounded at Illegal Pot Dispensary in San Bernardino

Two men are in custody in connection with a fatal shooting inside an unlicensed marijuana dispensary in San Bernardino earlier this year, officials said Wednesday. Daniel Tanielu Paopao, 30, of Victorville, and 19-year-old San Bernardino resident Dzirick Nicholas Grable were both arrested Tuesday on suspicion of homicide after a lengthy investigation into the March 14 killing, San Bernardino police said in a news release. David Klemm, a 29-year-old Colton man, was found shot and unconscious inside the pot shop on […]

L.A. County Sheriff’s Chief Says She Quit 34-Year Career After ‘Highly Unethical’ Demand to Rehire Deputy Fired for Abuse

A top official in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said she left the agency after 34 years rather than carry out what she said was a “highly unethical” and “unheard of” directive from Sheriff Alex Villanueva to reinstate a fired deputy and alter his disciplinary record, court papers reviewed by The Times show. Alicia Ault, who served as chief of the department’s professional standards and training division before her resignation last year, said she was told by the incoming […]

Man Arrested for Attempted Rape, False Imprisonment in Rancho Cucamonga: Police

A Fontana man was arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman at a Rancho Cucamonga business on Monday. Police said the suspect was also involved in an incident in which he entered another business three days earlier and demanded four female employees go to the back of the building, but the employees fled. On Friday, July 12, around 5:30 p.m., Rancho Cucamonga police were called to a business in the 9100 block of Haven Avenue on a report of […]

Crowd Roars, ‘Send Her Back!’ as Trump Slams Congresswoman in North Carolina Campaign Rally

Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, a combative President Donald Trump turned his campaign rally Wednesday into an extended dissection of the liberal views of the women of color, deriding them for what he painted as extreme positions and suggesting they just get out. “Tonight I have a suggestion for the hate-filled extremists who are constantly trying to tear our country down,” Trump told the crowd in North Carolina, a swing state he won in 2016 and wants […]

‘I’m a Person of Color. I’m White’: GOP Congressman Says He’s Not Offended by Racist Trump Tweets

A white Republican congressman said Tuesday that he isn’t offended by President Donald Trump’s racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color because he’s “a person of color.” “You know, they talk about people of color. I’m a person of color. I’m white. I’m an Anglo Saxon. People say things all the time, but I don’t get offended,” Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania told Vice News. The statements were made as the House was considering a resolution condemning the racist […]

Netflix’s 2Q Dud Rattles Investors as Competition Heats Up

Netflix’s video streaming service suffered a dramatic slowdown in growth during its traditionally sluggish spring season, a drop-off coming as the company boosts its prices and girds for even stiffer competition. The service picked up 2.7 million worldwide subscribers for the April-June period. That’s far below Netflix’s forecast of 5 million subscribers. The second-quarter letdown announced Wednesday comes after Netflix attracted nearly 10 million subscribers during the first three months of the year , more than any other quarter since the debut […]

Man With Gun Shot by Deputies During Confrontation in Victorville

Deputies shot a man armed with a gun inside his vehicle in a confrontation in Victorville on Wednesday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said. Around 2:40 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a man with a gun inside a vehicle threatening people nearby in the 15000 block of 7th Street. The man refused to get out of the vehicle and suddenly drove toward the deputies, who then opened fire, deputies said. A deputy was injured and was flown […]

Man Charged With Murder in Neighborly Dispute That Erupted Into Gunfire in Temple City

A Temple City man was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting his 26-year-old neighbor during a conflict earlier this week, prosecutors said. Massimo Barbagallo, 46, pleaded not guilty to one count of murder at his arraignment Wednesday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. Cristian Jonathan Alarcon was unarmed and shot at a close range during the dispute Monday evening outside their homes on the 9400 block of Workman Avenue, according to investigators. A neighbor told […]

Police Seek Man in Connection With 11 Robberies Throughout Los Angeles

  LAPD officials are looking for a man in connection with 11 robberies in the Los Angeles area that date back to January. Ten robberies have occurred at fast-food restaurants and gas stations in south and West Los Angeles, while one occurred in Inglewood, officials said. The latest robbery, which occurred on Monday, was reported in the Fairfax District of L.A., police said. In each of the incidents, the man in question pointed a gun at employees, jumped the counter […]

Customs Officer at Long Beach Port Admits to Illegally Selling Guns, Evading Taxes

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection watch commander at the Long Beach port pleaded guilty Wednesday to running an illegal gun sales operation, hiding information to obtain a security clearance and cheating on his federal income taxes, federal prosecutors said. Wei Xu, 56, of Santa Fe Springs, also admitted to unlawfully possessing more than 40 machine guns and other illegal firearms as part of a plea agreement, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California said in a […]

‘Ricky Resign!’ Protests Rage in Puerto Rico After Governor Refuses to Step Down Amid Text Scandal

Crowds of demonstrators are flooding the streets near Puerto Rico’s Capitol, demanding the immediate resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. “He needs to know that no one in Puerto Rico wants him,” a protester told the crowd. Calls for Rosselló to step down began after nearly 900 pages of leaked chats from a governor’s private Telegram Messenger group, obtained by Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism, were published over the weekend. Singer and actor Ricky Martin and reggaeton star Bad Bunny joined protesters in […]

Illinois Gas Station Clerk Suspended After Telling Mexican Tourists ‘Go Back … ICE Will Come’

A gas station clerk in Illinois has been suspended after a video posted to Facebook shows him in a confrontation with customers as he tells them, “ICE will come,” and makes other anti-immigrant comments. The clerk, who worked at the Bucky’s Mobil gas station at 1576 Washington in Naperville, about 25 miles west of Chicago, was recorded on video arguing with customers, KTLA sister station WGN in Chicago reported. The woman who posted the video on Facebook on Tuesday wrote, […]

Florida City Hopes ‘Baby Shark’ Song Will Drive Homeless Away

Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children’s songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental banquet facility. West Palm Beach parks and recreation director Leah Rockwell tells the Palm Beach Post they’re trying to discourage people from sleeping outside the glass-walled Waterfront Lake Pavilion, which she says rakes in some $240,000 annually from events. The loop of “Baby Shark” and “Raining Tacos” is a temporary fix to […]

Nevada: Feds Should Restudy Seismic Risk at Nuclear Dump Site in Wake of Ridgecrest Earthquakes

Nevada’s governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department look again at seismic risks of burying the nation’s most radioactive nuclear waste at a site in the Mojave Desert. In a opinions by the state’s top earthquake experts: James Faults at the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and Graham Kent at the seismological laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno. They said scientific tools developed since Yucca Mountain […]

Video Shows Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein Chatting at 1992 Mar-a-Lago Party

Video footage unearthed by NBC News shows Donald Trump and wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein chatting at a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in 1992. NBC said the video posted Wednesday was recorded as part of a profile of Trump, who was newly divorced at the time. It shows the future president surrounded by young women, whom NBC identifies as cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills. Later in the video, Epstein arrives at Trump’s Florida estate, and the two men are seen talking and […]

VP, Engineering, Development COE

NBCUniversal - Universal City, CA

Posted 3 months ago
As a member of the Operations & Technology team, the Vice President of Engineering will be directly responsible for the direction of software development and cloud platform operations throughout the enterprise. This role will collaborate on and execute IT’s strategic vision to transform NBCUniversal’s engineering and operations to deliver a data- and services-centric ecosystem built on cloud technologies. This position will build and develop a global organization that consists of high performing engineering teams that deliver with greater velocity, consistency and value to our operations and business clients
The VP will establish a clear vision, build organizational capability, and direct the execution of both the software development lifecycle and planning activities as well as the NBCU enterprise cloud infrastructure to ensure continuous and seamless delivery and automation that enable business value, reliability, scale and reduction of risk. The role is a key contributor in defining policies and standards, determining technological direction and implementing strategies to ensure long term corporate initiatives are achieved.
This position requires a big thinker who can analyze and evangelize a long-range opportunity, organize and manage new and broad initiatives from inception and roll-up your sleeves approach to manage and ideate every aspect from budgets, toolsets, architecture & patterns, SDLC & complete engineering teams working on multiple projects. The successful candidate will work closely with in-house and offshore DevSecOps staff, clients, and service providers to design, develop, maintain, and ensure quality delivery of applications and services, on time and on budget, while driving technology-enabled business enhancements and business results.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead long range planning efforts integrated with overall IT strategies.
  • Scope and manage new custom development projects that arise within the organization and identifying: appropriate system architecture, features, solutions, timeline and budget for MVP and complete delivery.
  • Build reliable, scalable and highly performant products and features using industry best practices.
  • Design, build, implement, monitor, and manage a reliable and secure NBCU enterprise cloud infrastructure platform and shared services across multiple cloud provider environments.
  • Hire, inspire, and lead multiple high-performing, global engineering teams.
  • Develop and execute a product roadmap with input from the delivery team, stakeholders, and operations & technology leadership to identify and maximize opportunities to improve business processes and results.
  • Plan, organize, and direct development projects, ensuring adherence to architectural standards and leading the COE deliver on its value proposition, keeping projects on track with full transparency on progress and goals.
  • Manage the SDLC including supporting project plans, budgets, and toolsets.
  • Partner with Enterprise Architecture to establish & evangelize architectures and patterns, shared code repository, and shared interfaces.
  • Continually review the technology needs of supported business functions relative to new technological developments and trends and keep abreast of industry and emerging technology.
  • Manage the operational, budgetary, and financial responsibilities and activities in area(s) of ownership.

Qualifications/Requirements


Minimum of 10 years of software development experience, as a developer or manager.
Minimum of 7 years of experience as a development leader with direct authority over development staff.
Proven understanding and commitment to software engineering principles/processes (e.g. Agile, DevOps, CI/CD, TDD, XP) and continuous improvement through measurement.
A strong breadth of knowledge in modern software technologies, including, but not limited to RUST, Java, C++, Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node, Linux/UNIX, Ruby, AJAX, MySQL, Flash, XML.
Demonstrated experience with in leveraging and/or brokering services from AWS, Azure or GCP, specifically in supporting deployments on one or more of these platforms.

Desired Characteristics


Demonstrated experience and interest in running the development of cloud-based architectures, delivery models, applications, APIs, web services, IAAS, PAAS, microservices, container-based and serverless architectures; familiarity with relevant design principles and patterns.
Expert in full SDLC and secure coding practices and frameworks (e.g., ISO 27000, NIST, FFIEC, etc.).
Knowledge of application test automation products, processes, and best practices.
Experience in UI design and development.
Experience with Information Technology in developing/architecting applications with significant exposure to Microsoft .NET, Azure platforms and Open Source technologies.
Experience setting and maintaining the strategic, big picture technology direction while successfully delivering large scale IT solutions in a matrixed environment.
Ability to effectively communicate company strategy and business needs to product development and planning.
Proven dynamic leader with the ability to lead a diverse team of varying skillsets across geographies and functional areas to drive workforce development and achieve desired goals.
Demonstrated ability to be an influencer and change agent through effective communication – in-person, written and verbal – who relates complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences in a large, multifaceted organization.
Significant experience in budget and financial management as it relates to Engineering.
Master’s Degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent experience.

Sub-Business

Technology

Career Level


Experienced

City

Universal City

State/Province


California

Country

United States

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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