Development Lead Consumer Applications

We look for the risk-takers, the collaborators, the inspired and the inspirational. We want the people who are brave enough to work at the cutting edge and create solutions that will enrich and improve the lives of people across the globe. So, if you want to make the world say wow, let's talk. The conversation starts here. If this role matches your ambitions and skillset, let's get started with your application. Take a look at our other open positions too. Our many opportunities can lead to infinite possibilities.   Sony New Media Solutions Inc. provides complete digital supply chain solutions to power a new era of media consumption. Major film studios, broadcasters, music labels, game companies, software providers, and other content providers rely on our Media as a Service (MaaS) Ven.ue for innovative technology to keep pace with rapidly evolving consumer demand and emerging multi-channeldistribution models. Our market insight, proven expertise across both physical and digital media, and strategic partnerships throughout the industry enable us to provide unmatched end-to-end services that deliver the speed, efficiency, and quality required by today's digital media businesses and the audiences they serve. Built on our foundation as the world's leading digital supply chain and logistics provider, Ven.ue offers an immersive interface and a flexible MaaS model. Everything from rights management, content preparation & ingest, global distribution, broadcast playout and OTT with fully integrated merchandising and commerce. Ven.ue provides a single solution to distribute content to thousands of destinations around the world while creating a unique personalized experience for each consumer. Position Overview: As Development Lead for Consumer Applications, you will manage a team of dynamic engineers that build next-generation media applications. We build and support a family of experiences across all the major application platforms, including iOS, Android, Playstation, Xbox, Roku, and SmartTVs, by creating template-based apps in addition to bespoke customizations. As a senior leader on the team, you will also work with cross disciplinary leadership to define product and technical strategy, architectural approach, and team direction, as well as being responsible for hiring, mentoring, and growing people. The ideal candidate: Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and drive to take initiative Is proactive and enjoys finding innovative solutions and thinking outside the box Can build and maintain effective cross functional and partner relationships Can structure and adjust communication style for varying audiences Enjoys the challenge of complex problems and systems Is comfortable working under pressure and tight deadlines Is able to effectively evaluate business, technology, and consumer experiencetradeoffs when managing the creation and evolution of any feature under consideration or in active development Responsibilities: Lead and manage mobile engineers and vendors to execute on existing roadmap and craft future roadmap Serve as a technical and hands-on coder when needed Recruit, mentor, and level-up a total team size of 4-7 engineers + augmented staff Review design documents, perform code reviews, and lead implementation / architectural decisions Support and collaborate with cross functional teams to ship scalable software solutions Continually improve our code base with clean and efficient code as well as solving problems using the most appropriate technology Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or similar discipline 7+ years of development experience in two or more of: Java, Kotlin, Swfit, Objective-C, HTML5 or other mobile based frameworks Successfully launched application in  two or more of:  iOS, Android, Xbox, Playstation, Roku, SmartTV ecosystems 5+ years of direct developer management experience of both full time and vendor staff Working knowledge in REST API development and/or networking APIs A deep understanding of advanced design patterns, MVC and other object oriented patterns/concepts. Has developed and launched large scale consumer mobile applications with the backend on Cloud infrastructure (AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure) using microservices architecture Demonstrated ability to recruit and manage technical teams, including performance management and deep dive technical issue firefighting Strong collaborative team player with a passion for growing teams, delivering results, and continuous improvement Comfortable in fast-paced, entrepreneurial environments leading teams working on multiple projects simultaneously Not Required but Valuable: Streaming media applications DRM Ecommerce: In-app purchases and subscriptions
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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