Build the Future of Entertainment

HBO Max is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer (DTC) offering debuting in May 2020. With over 10,000 hours of curated premium content anticipated at launch, HBO Max will offer powerhouse programming for everyone in the home, bringing together HBO, a robust slate of new original series, key third-party licensed programs and movies, and fan favorites from WarnerMedia’s rich library, including Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, and more.

Our DTC Technology team is laying the foundation for HBO Max, and we need highly motivated, uniquely skilled, and technically agile experts across a variety of disciplines to accomplish things that have never been done before.

The Job

We power the most critical HBO Max user experience – watching video – across all mobile, desktop, and connected devices. The Core Media Engine bridges the gap between cross-platform UI and platform-specific video playback. The next generation of our Core Media Engine will go deeper with platform-optimized video streaming, buffering, and rendering, using state of the art techniques to provide the best possible video quality.

As a Software Engineer on WarnerMedia’s Core Media Engine team, you will build and support client-side components for our streaming video applications including the upcoming HBO Max service. You will own client-side video from the network to glass, including video profile selection, digital rights management and licensing, rendering, telemetry and on-the-fly stream optimization. You will interface with the appropriate low-level systems on each platform to build the best possible streaming experience for our customers.

The Daily

Join a growing team with many opportunities for you to expand your professional and technical skills
Influence the technical agenda for the Core Media Engine and own critical features of a product used by millions of customers
Work across teams and disciplines to explore technical solutions and evaluate technical tradeoffs, using the latest streaming media technologies and video capabilities
Improve your team’s development, test, and operations practices
Mentor other engineers to help them grow their careers

The Essentials

Have a deep understanding of Computer Science fundamentals, including algorithms, data structures, and operating systems
Be fluent in a modern programming language, ideally Java, Swift, or TypeScript
Have hands-on experience with streaming video delivery or playback
Be a self-starter that can independently solve complex engineering problems
Maintain high quality coding standards for yourself and your team
Design and deliver components of a complex architecture or distributed system
Be passionate about software engineering with a strong sense of ownership for the code that you and your team write, and desire to become an expert in client-side video technology
Seek self-improvement and adapt to suggestions and feedback
Hold yourself and your team to high standards while maintaining respectful relationships
Provide periodic on-call support for critical emergent customer-facing issues
5+ years in software engineering on shipped consumer products or platforms preferred
DevOps, where you’ve owned and operated the systems you’ve developed preferred
Media technology (e.g. ExoPlayer, AVFoundation, HTML5 video) preferred
Streaming technology (e.g. DASH, HLS) preferred
DRM systems (e.g. FairPlay, Widevine) preferred
Device platforms (e.g. Android, iOS, tvOS) preferred
User experience telemetry preferred
Fluency in multiple modern programming languages preferred

The Perks

HBO exclusive events
Paid time off to volunteer
Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
Access to in-house learning and development resources
Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands


HBO is an equal employment opportunity employer. HBO does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. HBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.