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Director, Mobile Engineering

NBC Sports Group

Location: Stamford, CT
Job Status: Full-Time
Posted/Updated: 11/6/2019

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Job Description:

Responsibilities

Role Purpose
The Director, Software Development provides strategic technical direction, leads, and manages the onsite and vendor based Software Development of cross-platform applications, including mobile and connected TV applications. The Director, Software Development works as part of a group of passionate technologists with a clear charter to deliver the best possible web and mobile applications available. The role requires a mix of hands-on application development coding skills along with comprehensive technical knowledge of the components of large-scale content publishing applications, combined with the ability to lead, mentor, and manage a diverse team of technologists with varying levels of experience.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Working closely with various teams, internal stakeholders, and third party partners on complex projects ensuring development is aligned with our technical strategy and roadmap
  • Develop a vision for mobile application development at NBC sports and executing your plans to turn that vision into a reality
  • Responsible for the structure, implementation, build, integration and quality assurance of mobile and connected/OTT technologies
  • Provide hands-on technical and systems architecture design and development
  • Lead the design, development, and ongoing maintenance of all supported technology platforms
  • Create and foster collaborative relationships with Product Management, QA, and Operations teams and support them to ensure that products are correctly defined, documented, tested, and released
  • Recruiting and maintaining top tier talent with knowledge and skillsets to keep us moving forward in delivering a top-notch fan experience via our applications
  • Assess existing mobile application development processes, tools, metrics, and testing frameworks; adopt what works; and change what doesn't
  • Continuous improvement of our mobile software development and delivery practices
  • Evaluation and introduction of new technologies and development practices
  • Manage software developers and engineering leads across multiple teams supporting multiple consumer facing apps on multiple mobile platforms
  • Manage and coordinate the activities of mobile application developers, team leads and other stakeholders


Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of professional engineering experience with progressive complexity and scope
  • Technical proficiency in iOS/Android, with a minimum of three (3) years hands on work experience developing both iOS and Android mobile applications at scale
  • Bachelor's Degree M.S. in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years as a Director, Manager, Team Lead, or in a Cross-Functional role
  • Experience developing for mobile platforms including HTLM5/CSS based and native iOS and Android applications or mobile frameworks, including building and managing APIs for native mobile applications
  • Familiarity with AWS best practices, knowledge of content delivery configurations for mobile video and data services


Eligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: )
  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal' s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


Desired Characteristics

  • Passion for professional sports and an interest in digital media
  • Innovative and flexible thinker, comfortable suggesting solutions and willing to take risks
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Committed to quality in every assignment, large or small




 

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