NBC Universal Continuous Delivery Architect in Beverly Hills, California

Job Number 35182BR

Job Title Continuous Delivery Architect

Business Segment Filmed Entertainment Group

Sub-Business Film Fandango

Posting Category Technology/Engineering

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province California

City Beverly Hills

Responsibilities

At Fandango, we have a long history of agile development, continuous integration, and weekly releases. However, we want to optimize for both speed of delivery and confidence in correctness. We want to create the shortest possible path from the mind of a Product Owner, to the IDE of a developer, to a consumer’s browser or mobile device. We want to achieve Single Piece Flow (cue angelic chorus).

To make this happen, we are looking for a strong Software Architect devoted to Continuous Delivery. This person has the strong technical skills to code and configure, the strong coaching skills to motivate and align, and great selling skills drive adoption of patterns and practices.

Responsibilities:

A great candidate for this role will be able to

  1. Assess our existing delivery processes, tools, metrics, and testing frameworks; adopt what works; and change what doesn’t

  2. Code some parts of the system; coach others to build others; and know when to do each

As the owner of the of the delivery pipeline, your responsibilities would include:

• Delivering working build and release systems for polyglot software that includes C#, Node.js, Java, PHP, Python, and Go platforms that run in both on-prem and AWS-hosted environments

• Gathering requirements for the build pipeline by interviewing stakeholders such as Software Engineers, Test Automation Engineers, and Systems Reliability Engineers

• Working directly with the VPs of Engineering and the Chief Architect to develop a vision plan for how to take the team from Continuous Integration to Continuous Delivery and Single Piece Flow

• Developing an execution plan to turn that vision into a reality

• Planning and coordinating cross-team efforts to move the vision forward

• Developing reliable and reusable processes and platforms for use across the enterprise including:

o Configuring and integrating open source packages and tools

o Recommending purchase of commercial tools

o Coding new tools where appropriate

• Promulgating and evangelizing patterns and practices for:

o Branching and Merging strategy

o Integration Test Strategy

o Ephemeral Environment management

o Code Quality Metrics (Test Coverage, Complexity Thresholds, etc)

o Performance Testing and tools

o Build tools

o Release processes

• Working with the Systems Reliability team to integrate production feedback into the release process with such practices as

o Blue Green Deployments

o Automatic Rollback

o Symptom Based alerting

Qualifications/Requirements

• Understands Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Single Piece Flow (this probably means you have read Continuous Delivery by Jez Humble and David Farley)

• Expert with one or more package management, build, and repository systems such as WebPack/NPM, Maven/Nexus, and NuGet/Chocolatey, Artifactory, etc

• Expert with one or more build/release systems such as Jenkins, TravisCI, Bamboo, CirlceCI, TeamCity, etc

• Experienced with both Cloud (AWS or similar) and Data-Center hosted systems

• Experienced with Git including workflows such as GitFlow and GitHubFlow

• Familiar with Windows and Linux

• Familiar with Test-Driven and Behavior-Driven Development

• Aware of performance and load-testing technologies such as JMeter, Apache Bench, WRK, Seige, Gatling, Bees with Machine Guns, SOASTA, etc

• Understands Agile software delivery, including Scrum and Kanban

• Has professional experience with 2 or more of the following types of languages:

o Scripting Languages: Javascript, Python, Ruby, bash, etc.

o Procedural Languages: C, Rust, Go, etc.

o OO Languages: Java, C#, Scala, Kotlin, etc.

o Functional Languages: Clojure, Lisp, Erlang, etc.

Desired Characteristics

• Excited to help other engineers succeed

• Passionate about technology

• Eager to learn and stretch your boundaries

• Works well in a team

• Open to new approaches and new ideas

• Excited to hone your craft

• Can take initiative to solve issues

• Judicious in balancing standardized and decentralized approaches

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