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Staff Software Engineer (Full-Stack)

Warner Bros. Games Dubai, United Arab Emirates Posted: 06 Jun 2024


  • Salary unspecified
  • Zero income tax location


  • Hybrid


  • Experience: Senior
  • English: Professional
  • Arabic: Professional


Who We Are…

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

WB Games is a leader in the games industry across all game platforms and mobile devices. Our diverse and inclusive workforce creates and brings to life the most beloved characters, franchises, heroes, and wizards in the world. We are fans of what we make and proud of what we do. We have studios and offices across the globe.

Please note that fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English is essential for this role.

Your New Role...

The CNN International team is hiring a Staff Software Engineer to lead development and operational support for the CNN International Digital Experience. This is a great opportunity for an individual that is passionate about delivering online news and information globally. CNN has ambitious plans to expand the international presence and build upon brands such as CNN Arabic and CNN Español. Come be a part of this exciting high-profile team!

As the Staff Software Engineer, you will assume a technical leadership role on the team and work with Product, Design, and Engineers alike to deliver on product initiatives and operational execution. With your deep technical knowledge, you will lead conversations for planning, development, discovery and offer expert recommendations for tools, strategies, and best practices to help support delivery of best-in-class solutions and experiences. You will also perform hands-on development and troubleshooting as needed. You are excited to learn and ready to lead new challenges. You are an excellent communicator capable of assessing a technical task and breaking it into smaller tasks in partnership with other engineers and product. You are comfortable giving demos of your work and explaining technical details and requirements across teams. You align with the WBD Guiding Principles and contribute to improve the culture both from an interpersonal level and from a code improvement standpoint. You are a mentor to other engineers and support a growth Engineering culture.

Your Role Accountabilities...

  • Leads technical direction, discovery, execution, and delivery of new initiatives and provides operational support for solutions in production. This entails working across distributed and matrixed teams. Experienced with Agile and high-level planning, roadmaps, and sprint planning processes.
  • Communicate effectively and facilitate meetings for collaboration efforts with other internal stakeholders. You are an excellent communicator capable of assessing a technical task and breaking it into smaller tasks in partnership with other engineers and product.
  • Partner and collaborate with other teams at CNN to integrate shared tools and features (e.g. Platforms, Design Systems, Video, Advertisements).
  • Contribute to documentation, peer reviews, and code quality efforts across the platform through thoughtful code reviews and ensure code standards.

Qualifications And Experience...

  • Full stack development experience, including coding abilities with JavaScript/React, Drupal/PHP, Python, HTML/Handlebars, CSS/SASS. Experience building, testing, shipping, and maintaining highly performant consumer applications. Experience with a wide range of technical topics, including AWS services, Cloud Platforms, frameworks, databases, API’s and SDKs. Understanding of engineering best practices for Web Vitals, Performance, Analytics, and Accessibility. Other languages are a bonus: Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, and Hindi. Excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience in effectively communicating with a wide range of technical and non-technical job functions within an organization.

Nice To Haves

  • Experience with Ad Technology and integrating services / SDKs (third-party or otherwise) for ads, analytics, audience engagement, and media asset management.
  • Knowledge of Operations, CI/CD, and DevOps.
  • A|B testing and instrumentation experience for testing consumer facing products.
  • Experience with News, Media, and Entertainment Industries
  • Experience with WordPress and Drupal platforms.

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

Championing Inclusion at WBD

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

If you’re a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at recruitadmin@wbd.com.

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About Warner Bros. Games

Warner Bros. Games brings some of the most iconic characters and stories in entertainment to life through videogame development. With multiple world-class development studios located across North America and the UK, our teams are made up of top talent in the industry. We strive for an open and collaborative culture where our people can do what they do best – making great games.