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Engineering Manager- Web Apps


Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94086

Information Technology

Pluto TV, a ViacomCBS company, is the leading free streaming television service in America,  delivering 250+ live and original channels and thousands of on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks,  movie studios,  publishers,  and digital media companies. Pluto TV is available on all mobile,  web and connected TV streaming devices and millions of viewers tune in each month to watch premium news,  TV shows,  movies,  sports,  lifestyle,  and trending digital series. Headquartered in West Hollywood,  Pluto TV has offices in New York,  Silicon Valley,  Chicago and Berlin.


Overview & Responsibilities:

The Engineering Manager Web Apps is a key leadership role responsible for managing a high-performing team of software engineers developing the Pluto TV Web App.


This is a critical role with a wide range of responsibilities, including:

  • Build out and manage a great team of software engineers (mostly remote) on multiple scrum teams (9-12 team members)
  • Keep your teams happy, motivated and successful
  • Develop and implement innovative processes, strategies and best practices to maximize team morale and productivity
  • Host weekly 1:1’s with team members for coaching and mentoring
  • Conduct code reviews and ensure developers adhere to team’s best practices and processes
  • Develop technical requirements for new projects or improve existing projects with teams
  • Encourage teams to make technical decisions, and make final decisions when necessary
  • Determine key engineering metrics
  • Monitor and improve team engineering metrics
  • Ensure priority tasks such as production issues are investigated and resolved in a timely manner
  • Guide realistic (not optimistic) LOE discussions during Quarterly PI planning, accounting for likely set-backs and external constraints


Basic Qualifications:


We believe the right individual will have the following skills and experience in order to be successful in this role:

  • BS/MS degree or higher in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field required
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience
  • 5+ years of experience building highly scalable, performant and responsive web applications
  • 3+ years of hands-on technical leadership and people management experience (on teams with 7 or more developers)
  • 5+ years of development experience utilizing HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, JSON and XML
  • 2+ years of development experience utilizing ReactJS and Redux


Additional Qualifications:

  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills
  • Strong ability to learn new technologies in a short time
  • Appreciates pixel perfect design implementations and technically proper code implementations yet able to balance priorities with deadline
  • 1+ years of Typescript experience (nice-to-have)
  • 1+ years of Video Streaming experience (nice-to-have)
  • 1+ years of Smart TV, Connected TV or Embedded Device development experience (nice-to-have)



ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


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