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Senior Technical Lead

Culver City | Req ID: JR23-10737

Tech/IT/InfoSec at Sony Pictures

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REQ ID JR23-10737 Date posted 06/15/2023

The Senior Technical Lead for Sony Pictures Entertainment, Television Finance business division is a hands-on Senior Technical Lead providing technical leadership to an Agile (Scrum) team.  Functions at the senior level performing analytical work in the design and development of architecture strategy and ensures good software quality.

Sales and Distribution applications are Java based, specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible, SPE requires that an individual have mastered Java frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate, JEE6, and be able to develop Java-based web applications using designs and architectures which scale and provide business quick IT turn arounds.  Furthermore, as an enterprise has existing legacy applications and databases and company need to continue to use them while adding or migrating to a new set of applications, the Technical Lead needs to possess the expertise to continue to develop new applications, seeing how existing applications fit into the new model, and then devising ways to efficiently incorporate existing data while adding new applications and data. Furthermore, these advanced job duties require extensive knowledge and hands-on technical leadership experience with both enterprise-level software deployments and with the fast-paced and rapidly evolving IT applications.

The person will either come with Media & Entertainment experience or will have a strong desire to learn. Experienced in any microservices and cloud architecture is desired and hands on full stack java development is a must. Working with offshore development center is a must.


  • Excellent team management and communication skills

  • Interacting with Product Owners to understand requirements and convert that into working software under the architectural guidance

  • Perform code reviews of other team members and provide guidance on application of design patterns, unit tests and code quality

  • Work closely with the IT teams in design discussions, reviews, and test cycles

  • Identify effective technical solutions, identify the best frameworks for business problems, identify risks and constraints of alternate solutions 

  • Identify reasons for performance issues in the application and suggest/implement/refactor to alternative better implementation approach 

  • Extensive experience working with onsite/offshore model

  • Influence and establish software engineering best practices.Creating a framework of technical standards and procedures.

  • Develop and guide the team members in enhancing their technical capabilities and increasing productivity 

  • Manage day to day delivery working with PO’s and development resources to ensure work is prioritized and being delivered quickly and with high quality.

  • Identify reasons for performance issues in the application and suggest, implement, and/or refactor to alternative better implementation approach. 

  • Identify effective technical solutions, identify the best frameworks for business problems, identify risks and constraints of alternate solutions and technologies. Work closely with the tech teams in design discussions, reviews, and test cycles

  • To prepare and submit status reports for minimizing exposure and risks on the project or closure of escalations. 

Job Requirements

  • Should have experience developing micro services

  • Total 10+ years industry software development experience including 5+ years as a Technical Lead using the following technologies.

    • JEE6, CDI, JSF, JSP

    • Oracle PL/SQL, Stored Procedure, Function and Triggers

    • Angular 2+ with typescript

    • Hibernate

    • Oracle 11g +

    • JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery

    • Spring stack including Spring Boot (additionally Spring cloud would be good)

    • NoSQL Db experience (Document store like MongoDB, Marklogic)

    • Java 8 using streams, lambda functions

    • ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, Kafka or any other messaging mechanism

    • Source code versioning tool (Git preferred)

    • REST services, Swagger documentation

  • Should be able to use test driven development, pair programming and other extreme programming methodologies

  • Should be able to identify and resolve daily issues related to infrastructure, performance, code, data integrity, audit and security

  • Perform peer code reviews to ensure code quality

  • Should have experience working in an agile environment (preferably scrum)

  • Should be able to evaluate new frameworks and technologies to demonstrate POCs as needed

  • Should have effective communication and collaborations skills within the team and yet, be a strong individual contributor

The anticipated base salary for this position is $159,300 - $213,000. This role may also qualify for annual incentive and/or comprehensive benefits. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location of the position.
*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.

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