Sr. Engineering Manager-HTTP

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

A little about Verizon Digital Media Services:

Verizon Digital Media Services brings together world-class technology to prepare, deliver and display content – so users can watch and enjoy on their terms. The purpose of our platform is simple. It delivers next-generation digital experiences for today’s demanding users, whether it be their favorite TV shows, catching up with friends via social media or shopping for the latest gadgets. Built on top of one of the world’s largest networks, our platform easily handles your users’ appetite for instant, secure and always-on media, anytime, anywhere. 

Verizon Digital Media Services Oath in Three Words: Personalized video experiences

Job Description

Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) is looking for highly talented and technical manager to help us build the next generation software powering the internet. This is an excellent opportunity to join a world class technical team, working with some of the best and brightest engineers while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most innovative and progressive technology companies.

As a software development manager for the HTTP team, you will be a creative problem solver who enjoys working with developers to build a world-class development environment. We are looking for a tech-savvy lead who is obsessive about performance, automation, and helping engineers to be as efficient as possible.. The person in this role is comfortable with pushing boundaries, removing bottlenecks, and pushing his team to create functionality easy enough for any developer to pick up and use.


  • Lead a team of engineers responsible for the development of high performance web serving stack at the core of the CDN

  • Develop project plans and commitments for your team then deliver consistently against those commitments.

  • Hire C++ developers, train, and retain them.

  • Coach your team members and grow their capabilities over time.

  • Participate in the architecture and technology choices that enable a world-class deployment pipeline across thousands of servers

  • Be a champion for the user: Insist on the highest standards, create functional and engaging features to scale out CDN services, performance, and reliability.


Minimum qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • Required experience with C++

  • Other related areas that are beneficial: C, Java, Perl, Python, Go, or scripting experience in Shell and Perl.

  • 3+ years of large-scale production experience in a leadership capacity

  • Experience working with Unix/Linux systems from kernel to shell and beyond, with experience working with system libraries, file systems, and client-server protocols.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience building high performance asynchronous event driven serving technologies

  • Great communication skills and ability to work effectively on shared projects

  • Experience leading a team of engineers to deliver a combined result.

  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum.

  • Experience working in a distributed development environment.

  • A strong technical background with software engineering or technical management experience (e.g. experience as a technical producer, tech director, lead programmer, or similar).

  • Systematic problem solving approach, coupled with a strong sense of ownership and drive.

  • Networking: experience with network protocols e.g. TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, etc., MAC addresses, IP packets, DNS, OSI layers, and load balancing.

  • Experience working or developing web servers and/or modules: NGINX, Apache Traffic Server, etc

  • Expertise in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.

  • In-depth knowledge of operating systems (processes, threads, concurrency issues, locks, mutexes, semaphores, monitors and how they work).

  • Familiarity with algorithms, data structures and complexity analysis.

Additional Information

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities Employer: Oath offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.