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Lead Software Engineer (Backend)

Culver City , California

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Lead Software Engineer (Backend), Technology & Platform – Sony Pictures Television, New Media

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation.  SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services, and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 140 countries.  Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.

The Lead Software Engineer (Backend) is a hands-on leader who will manage software engineering teams to design, build, and scale backend components serving OTT streaming services. The engineering manager will contribute as a technical leader to the product ideation, roadmap, architecture and planning and manage engineering teams through sprint planning and sprint activities. This role works across cross-functional teams within SPE New Media team to gather business requirements and is responsible for translating the business requirements into technical requirements, roadmaps and solutions. 

The ideal candidate has a deep understanding of software development lifecycle, methodologies with experience in architecting and building large scale backend systems. We are looking for an individual who has strong problem-solving skills and a passion for innovation and technology to build global scalable platform.

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Design, implement, test, deploy and maintain backend software
  • Develop highly scalable and reliable infrastructure and platforms
  • Troubleshoot scalability issues and build backend services with security in mind
  • Lead software development teams by effectively communicating and setting the tone through software development cycles
  • Implement proof-of-concepts for new features and services
  • Work with stakeholders to create roadmaps, manage schedules and milestones

Qualifications should include a minimum of:

  • 5+ years of experience developing large scale backend services
  • Expertise with at least one of object-oriented programming languages like C#, Java or Python, preferably C#
  • Advanced knowledge of cloud-based platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Experience in using Terraform/Cloud Formation for infrastructure automation
  • Experience leading technical projects with multi-disciplinary engineering teams
  • Experience with microservices and serverless architecture
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycles, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing and operations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.


*As part of our commitment to health and safety, all U.S. non-union and O.P.E.I.U. Local 174 applicants and employees must submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request and obtain approval of a reasonable accommodation based on disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance. To request an accommodation for purposes of participating in the hiring process, you may contact us at SPE_Accommodation_Assistance@spe.sony.com.


*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.


*As part of our commitment to health and safety, all U.S. non-union and O.P.E.I.U. Local 174 applicants and employees must submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request and obtain approval of a reasonable accommodation based on disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance. To request an accommodation for purposes of participating in the hiring process, you may contact us at SPE_Accommodation_Assistance@spe.sony.com.

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