Starz is looking for a manager to build a new team of cross functional engineers to improve the release quality and platform stability of our media encode pipeline. We are rapidly transitioning to a fully cloud based platform and need a team that can build out monitoring, deployment, and scaling for our media encode pipeline. You will work closely with Software Development, Cloud Infrastructure, and Operations teams to increase our velocity and stability. This team is on-call to support the system and ensure 24x7 operation.
Site Reliability Engineering is an engineering discipline that combines software development and systems engineering to build and run scalable, highly distributed, fault tolerant systems. The SRE team ensures that the Starz media encode pipeline is stable, scalable, and operational 24x7. The SRE team will create software solutions to monitor the pipeline and optimize the platform through automation.
The SRE manager will need the technical skillset to get into the trenches with the staff while possessing the leadership capability to drive change across the organization. You will need to interface with and drive change through Development to improve the platform, Operations to decrease workload, and Cloud Infrastructure to increase reliability. Strong communication, process-oriented thinking, and ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment will be required for the role.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Learn the entire content pipeline applications suite and share that knowledge with the cross functional teams
Partner with teams from across the organization to help tackle hard problems
Perform analysis, troubleshooting, instrumentation for the content pipeline
Create standardized processes for all applications in the pipeline.
Develop new software-based solutions to engineering problems
Hiring, coaching, goal-setting, and professional development of site reliability engineers
Bachelors degree in computer science or equivalent experience
Strong sense of ownership, customer service, and integrity demonstrated through clear communication and positive action.
Solid understanding of systems and application design, including the operational trade-offs of various designs
Knowledge of various aspects of service design: including messaging protocols & behavior, caching strategies and software design practices
Willingness to contribute to the overall SRE and platform direction and act as a key contributor to executive staff
Ability to lead a lean, highly effective organization, making strategic trade-offs that are in priority when needed.
Develop and grow talented operations engineers ranging from junior to senior levels of experience
You have excellent written communication, interpersonal communication, and documentation
AWS SysOps or Developer Certification
Knowledge of AWS Code Pipeline
Experience with AWS platform and toolsets
STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that provides premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television networks and produces and distributes content for worldwide audiences, including its investment in the STARZ PLAY Arabia OTT service.
STARZ is the ultimate destination for obsessable TV, movies and more. Characters who pull you in and stories that stay with you. From bold Original Series to the best movies, whatever you love, STARZ ignites your passions.
STARZ offers a competitive compensation package and an attractive benefits program to all eligible employees including a variety of healthcare plans, dental and vision insurance, 401k, life/disability insurance. Eligible employees will enjoy paid time off in the form of vacation and company holidays.
STARZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means that all applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of gender, age, race, national origin, disability, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, STARZ will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.