Senior Engineering Manager, CMS

Engineering Team | San Francisco

Ellation, Inc. is a transformative entertainment company and home of industry-leading platforms Crunchyroll and VRV. Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga, boasting a global community of more than 25 million registered users and over 1 million subscribers. VRV is a fast-growing entrant in the SVOD space and is an audience-focused aggregation platform featuring premium SVOD channels including Crunchyroll, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, and Shudder.

About you:

Our Ellation Technology Platform helps us scale to serve millions of users across the globe, and we are looking to expand our team of world-class engineers, so we can continue to innovate and offer rock-solid reliability to our content partners. You are a full-stack engineer and a professional with strong technical design principles, not a hacker. You understand the requirements and think before you code, adhere to principles of abstraction and best practices in API design, and are as cognizant of the limitations in what  you build as you are of your capabilities. You are familiar with many technologies and can confidently pick the right tool for the job at hand.

As the Sr Engineering Manager for CMS team, you will have ownership of critical components of our service. You will directly manage a team of engineers focused on the mission of building best in class technical solutions for our rapidly growing video subscription platform.  The services you would own in leading the CMS team are at the heart of our video streaming operation including a react / redux web portal, ingest engine, client facing API surface and internal API consumers of the catalog data set.

You will lead a team of engineers in supporting these critical services including designing and shaping future API direction in collaboration with stakeholders. You will work closely with the CMS product owner, code quality assurance, devops and other teams. Ellation has an aggressive roadmap for this service and we need a strong owner to help us deliver on these goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Hands on Engineering Management.
  • Technical Vision for CMS APIs.
  • Strategic planning with product ensuring key business needs are addressed while keeping tech debit in check.
  • Test coverage as part of definition of done mindset and practice.  
  • Management of project risks and cross team dependencies.
  • Work closely with operations to build new services in coordination with our design patterns and support evaluations of new infrastructure.
  • Possible travel to Moldova to coordinate with client and service team stakeholders.
  • Possible blog posts, open source publishing of projects and conference presentation opportunities.

 

Requirements:

  • 2 year management experience.
  • BS or higher in Computer Science
  • 7+ years working on API’s and/or web technologies
  • Strong fundamentals in data structures, algorithms, and networking
  • Familiarity with internet video or content management systems is a plus
  • Familiarity with MVC frameworks
  • Familiarity with code design principles, patterns, and best practices
  • Understanding of SQL and NoSQL data stores and their applications
  • Active participation in one or more open source projects is a strong plus
  • Familiarity with Go is a strong plus
  • Familiarity with React/Redux is a strong plus
  • Familiarity with AWS technologies is a strong plus

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Contribute to multiple open source products
  • Employer sponsored training and certifications
  • Opportunity to participate in industry conferences
  • Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care FSA
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Employer paid commuter benefit
  • On-site gym, showers, yoga, and meditation classes
  • Catered lunch and dinner 4 days per week
  • Fun, passionate and skilled co-workers
  • Pet friendly environment - pet insurance and dog friendly office

 

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About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga, boasting a global community of more than 25 million registered users and over 1 million subscribers. Fans connect through the most complete anime library including "Naruto Shippuden," "Attack on Titan," and “Dragon Ball Super,” events such as Crunchyroll Movie Nights, Crunchyroll News, and can purchase related merchandise through its online store. Through its app on game consoles, set-top boxes, mobile devices and more, Crunchyroll delivers content from leading media producers directly to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages. The service is available for free or through a premium offering that allows users to watch ad-free with access to simulcasts—top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast.

Fans can also view Crunchyroll on VRV, an audience-focused aggregation platform featuring premium SVOD channels and a curated house channel, VRV Select.

About Ellation

Ellation, Inc. is a transformative entertainment company and home of industry-leading platforms Crunchyroll and VRV. With majority investment from Otter Media, a joint-venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group, Ellation operates at the intersection of technology and media to redefine the next wave of media interaction and consumption -- breaking down barriers to content experiences for passionate fans around the world. Ellation’s offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, and Chișinău develop the product, design, engineering, marketing and content that brings our communities of passionate fans together.  

About VRV

VRV is a leading audience-focused aggregation platform featuring premium SVOD channels including Crunchyroll, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, and Shudder, alongside a curated house channel, VRV Select. Created to provide fans with a next-gen entertainment experience, VRV offers immersive content experiences in a digitally-driven environment via bundled subscription, a la carte subscription, or ad-supported options. As a platform, VRV helps partners extend their reach and distribute their premium content through a high-quality, branded experience on mobile, web, and popular living room devices.