Senior Director of Product Software Engineering

Date PostedFebruary 09, 2018
IndustryTV Jobs
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

The Senior Director of Product Software Engineering will report directly to the VP of Digital Product Development and will be responsible for driving high-quality, efficient software delivery across our services, video, and core CMS / VMS / and MAM applications. Help Sinclair Digital re-define how digital content and video traverse an ever-converging media landscape by taking ownership of end-to-end software delivery on our core product suite, improving our software engineering practices, and introducing cutting-edge technologies and solutions where appropriate to solve problems. Work closely with executive and senior leadership to define requirements and features and shape overall architecture and design and oversee multiple directors and managers in making coordinated decisions to ship new features and capabilities that improve audience experiences and production processes alike in never-before conceived ways.

This role will become the core leader for a new group at Sinclair Digital dedicated to software engineering excellence. Drive our core platform toward being developer-friendly and drive teams toward leveraging industry standards and best-practices such as micro-services and continuous integration and delivery. Work closely with Technology Strategy to define system designs and drive architecture and vision. Work closely with Program Management to improve agile execution. Work closely with Product Management to define features and negotiate details. Work closely with Quality Assurance to design end-to-end quality management and improvement processes that involve development collaboratively. Empower your leaders to make good day-to-day decision and continually improve technical work breakdown, estimation, execution, and communication and measure team business impacts.

Successful candidates will have extensive experience building and shipping large-scale, distributed systems on tight timelines and will be able to teach others to sort through requirements to hone in on workable solutions. Extensive experience with cloud solutions, systems integrations, cloud-based services, APIs, micro-services, and modern technology frameworks for web and native app development all critical to success in this role.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years in software engineering
  • 5+ years working on highly scalable, mission-critical systems
  • 5+ years in a leadership and / or management role on large teams
  • Extensive experience with AWS or other cloud services
  • Extensive experience with agile development processes
  • Knowledge of software design, OOP, OOA, Design Patterns and software best-practices
  • Proven ability to implement and improve continuous integration and deployment processes
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot systems, software, and integrations in production


There are few companies that can provide the breadth and depth of audience impact and scope of work that Sinclair can. Sinclair Digital is transforming how television is produced, distributed, and consumed. We are the innovation team for the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country, with more local television stations than anyone and affiliations with all major networks. Our multidisciplinary team works together to create elegant solutions to the complex problems around delivering the most trusted, empathic, engaging, quality news, information, and entertainment to web, mobile, broadcast, and over-the-top (OTT) media distribution to audiences all over the country. Our digital portfolio combines websites, mobile apps, over-the-top (OTT) apps, a content management and publishing platform, and into a seamless user experiences. We run lean, move with agility, and take pride in our charter to transform the Sinclair Broadcast Group from a broadcast-centric company into a omni-platform enterprise while maintaining our corporate entrepreneurial spirit.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

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