HBO is taking steps to establish a new facility in Seattle called “HBO Code Labs,” according to a job posting and state corporations records dug up by GeekWire this week.
We haven’t yet been able to confirm further details from HBO representatives during this holiday week, but separately we’ve been hearing rumblings that HBO is assembling a team of software engineers in Seattle, possibly to work on the company’s HBO Go online video service.
[Update: HBO confirms plans for Seattle office, to be led by Microsoft veteran Drew Angeloff.]
The company, part of Time Warner Inc., would become the latest in a series of big media and technology brands from other parts of the country to establish engineering centers in Seattle to court the region’s engineers. Facebook, Google, Salesforce.com, Hulu and Zynga are among those with existing facilities here.
The job posting that references HBO Code Labs is for an administrative assistant to support the facility. The Time Warner jobs site doesn’t yet list any available engineering openings for HBO Code Labs. Separately, top HBO executives are listed as the officers for an entity called HBO Code Labs Inc., registered with Washington state.