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Senior Software Development Engineer - Java

Discovery Inc
London, England W4 5YB
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Discovery Inc

Location: London, United Kingdom,
Req ID: 29952


As television and media habits change, our mission remains true to the principles that founded Discovery - every day we seek to ignite people's curiosity to engage, entertain and enlighten the world around them through amazing viewing experiences.

The Direct to Consumer Group (DTC) is a technology company within Discovery that is responsible for building a global streaming video platform to support a broad collection of Discovery's diverse brands around the world including Discovery, TLC, Food Network, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science Channel, HGTV, Eurosport, Motor Trend, and many more.

We are building modern container-based microservices operated on AWS. Our platform covers everything from search, catalog, video transcoding, personalization to global subscriptions, and much more. We build user experiences ranging from classic lean-back viewing to interactive learning applications.

At discovery+, you build it, own it, and release what you create. This connects you with your personal and technical development. We have an exciting year in front of us with international expansions and huge sporting events such as Allsvenskan and the Olympics. These services supply all Discovery's users.

About the team - Capabilities & Entitlements

Our team is at the heart of the cutting edge streaming platform, providing customers worldwide with top quality experiences.

We are responsible for playback, playback reporting, keeping track of customer capabilities, doing entitlement checks, and providing services for bootstrapping front end clients and for the shared configuration of all discovery DTC products used across our global platform.

We are a team of 7 engineers located in Stockholm and London with various backgrounds and a passion for building the next generation streaming platform using new and emerging technologies . We believe in being quick and agile, adding value to our business and customers every day. Our team members have opportunities to learn and be creative, building and accomplishing what others only dream of.

Our user base is growing rapidly with millions of new customers every year and we need to be on top constantly improving performance and resilience. So we are ready to continue to innovate on the platform and expand to 100+ countries globally.

Come join our talented team of experienced engineers, working together on solving the most rewarding challenges in an autonomous and friendly work environment!


You influence your teams strategy and contribute significantly to team planning. You show good judgment making trade-offs between immediate and long-term business needs by sharing your perspectives. You are an enthusiastic team member that makes other engineers around you more productive by sharing your knowledge and helping to tie-break key technical decisions. At discovery+, you build it, own it, and release what you create. This connects you with your personal and technical development. Ownership of services means we also do production support and team members are required to do on-call 24x7 weekly rota, once in 4-8 weeks, to support the services.


  • Enthusiastic about new and emerging technologies
  • Proficient in Java (few other languages is a plus)
  • Persistence and caching solutions such as PostgreSQL, Redis, Caffeine.
  • Micro-service-based architectures and interservice communication mechanisms like gRPC, Kafka.
  • Asynchronous, non-blocking, functional programming and experience implementation with frameworks such as Spring WebFlux, vert.x
  • Usage and understanding of Docker, Kubernetes, and AWS.
  • Experience in building, operating, and a passion for owning high-scale, performant and resilient consumer facing APIs.
  • Operational excellence, 99,999% availability, alerting, metrics,logging and on-call experience.


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Posted: 2021-10-09 Expires: 2021-11-10

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