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Video Operations Job ID: 2229604 El Segundo, California Apply Now

Director of Technology

At DIRECTV, we’re launching a technology experience that will blow your mind! This shouldn’t come as a surprise – we’re known for delivering some of the best tech and entertainment around. Now, we’re embarking on a new journey – fingers crossed you’re along for the ride. We’ve launched as a brand new company and are introducing the world to some of the best-in-class television and video streaming products. With your innovative spirit and our proven track record for success, we won’t just create an industry-leading streaming platform – we’ll deliver the world’s best entertainment experience to millions.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Lead the team responsible for the video player experience for the DIRECTV Stream app
  • Support organizational objectives by defining strategy and setting goals
  • Mentor and coach software developer leads
  • Define team structure and maintain technical vision/roadmap
  • Develop, approve and prioritize the technical feature backlog
  • Interact with leadership regarding escalations and provide status to leadership and stakeholders
  • Oversee the team velocity and quality of the work
  • Drive toward a culture of high quality engineering practices, continuous learning and collaboration
  • Identify opportunities to innovate and be more efficient
  • Interact with Product Management to define product features and priorities
  • Define application release scope and interact with Release Management team for release timelines
  • Ensure continuous improvement of system and client specific key performance indicators
  • Provide technical leadership in end-to-end design, development, and testing for video player integration on multiple client platforms (Apple, Android, Roku, Samsung, Web, etc…)
  • Provide high level effort estimates for new initiatives
  • Cultivate expertise in frontend technologies and influence technical directions to the team



This position is subject to the DIRECTV COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Click herefor additional information.

This position can earn between $139,900 and $279,800.. Not to mention all of the other amazing rewards that working at DIRECTV offers. From health insurance to tuition reimbursement and paid time off to discounts on products and services just to name a few. There is a lot to be excited about around here.

This is a remote position that can be located anywhere in the United States. #LI-Remote

Ready to join our team? Apply today!

More about us? We’re about supporting you.

Working at DIRECTV, means you’ll join a team of innovators that are using cutting-edge technologies to deliver an extraordinary platform for running the best-in-class television and video streaming products on the market. Whether you’re designing or building the future, our teams are continuously improving performance, increasing automation and enhancing product development. You’ll be a part of a team that isn’t just imagining the future – they’re creating. And, you’ll be backed by the support of a company that continually encourages you to make the impossible possible as you take the future of entertainment to the next level.


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 5+ years of experience in video streaming
  • 2+ years of experience in leading a software engineering team
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • Ability to independently handle multiple priorities and thrive in fast-paced environment
  • Proven success leading cross-functional teams and managing various enterprise priorities
  • Ability to champion ideas and execute in an expedited time frame
  • Strong high-level technical understanding in different video players in various platforms (AVPlayer, Exoplayer, Roku Native Player, Shaka Player, HLS.js, etc…)
  • Strong high-level technical understanding in different streaming media components such as HLS streaming protocol, HTTP/HTTPS protocol, content encoding and packaging, DRM (FairPlay, Widevine) and DAI
  • Expertise in front-end technologies, including Java, Kotlin, Swift, React Native, React JS and Typescript/JavaScript
  • Expertise in Agile based development management
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

Job Posting: Jun 10, 2022, 3:51:31 PM
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Senior Associate/Second Level Manager Remote: Yes
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