Sr. Software Development Engineer - 5909

Seattle, WA

About Sinclair

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Sr. Software Development Engineer - 5909

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced technical leader to work in a growing tech organization—Sinclair Digital. We create world-class media solutions that serve our audience with relevant and compelling news, entertainment, and sports content. Our products power 170 news sites, the Tennis Channel, STIRR, 70 News Apps, and more, all with purpose—to serve our communities with thought-provoking content.

We are looking for a Principal Software Development Engineer. You will spend your time as a hands-on engineer and a technical leader. You will play a key role in building software products and features. You will use a wide range of technologies, programming languages and systems. Your responsibilities will include all aspects of software development. You will be involved in architecture/design of new features and functionality, as well as the development and implementation. You will also work cross functionally across the organization.


Platform team supports web-based CMS system that allows our content producers to curate various types of content and effectively deliver to a wide range of audiences on web and OTT (over the top television) devices for our current and future news and OTT products. Our platform includes features such as content publishing workflows, ingestion, creation, and management of EPG and linear Feeds. We are working on a suite of services using a pluggable event based microservice architecture using Kafka, Redis, Cloud Search, MySQL, Java, Node.js and Video streaming services.



  • Use your experience to make smart engineering decisions and own critical areas of a product used by millions of customers

  • Lead the design, implementation, and delivery of large engineering projects that interact with multiple teams

  • Mentor other engineers to help them grow both technically and professionally

  • Define architectures and designs that enable working through others

  • Ensure consistency of your team's code and those teams you integrate with

  • Help your us grow into green field technical domain areas

  • Ideate and innovate on complex software solutions

  • Design and deliver complex architectures and distributed systems, including working through other engineers to help deliver the end solution.

  • Describe highly technical concepts to non-technical audiences in a way they can understand

  • Hold yourself and your team to high standards while maintaining friendly, respectful relationships

  • Be passionate about software engineering with a strong sense of ownership for the code that you and your team write

  • Seek self-improvement and are adaptable to suggestions and feedback



  • BS / MS degree in Computer Science or related field

  • Experience as a seasoned developer in Java, SQL, and associated frameworks

  • Deep cloud experience (AWS, Google, Azure, etc.)

  • Experience designing and implementing highly scalable and reliable server-side web services  

  • Strong knowledge and experience with using web services, REST, and web protocols 

  • Knowledge of Cloud Search, Kafka, and Redis

  • Experience working on microservices

  • Real-time, large-scale network content distribution experience.

  • Effective leadership, communication, and presentation skills

  • Strong understanding of Continuous Delivery and Agile development

  • Experience mentoring junior engineers and leading the team


Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!


About Us


Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!


About the Team


The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk.