Warner Bros. Discovery
Atlanta, GA, USA

Principal Software Engineer In Test

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Employer Provided Salary: 113,750-211,250 Annually
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Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery... the stuff dreams are made of.
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.
Meet Our Team
Testing Center of Excellence (TCoE) promotes shift-left approach and provides standardized process and tools to enhance quality of applications for various WBD brands in News, Sports, and Entertainment verticals. We work closely with our brand partners and act as a center of expertise, best practice, and continuous improvement in the field of quality engineering. Quality is owned by the entire team, and TCoE provides quality engineering leadership and guidance to deliver best application experience to our fans.
Roles & Responsibilities
We are looking for a passionate Principal Engineer in Test to help architect and build scalable test automation framework and solutions across verticals. Principal engineer will champion innovation through test automation and best practice to improve quality, efficiency, and reliability. The ideal candidate has developed strategic visions and automation roadmap, and built multiple stable, scalable, and reliable automation framework that have been running successfully and provides extensive quality benefits.
Roles encompass a wide range of responsibilities, including:

  • Drive quality initiatives and collaborate with various teams to ensure successful implementation
  • Present strategic plans and automation roadmap to stakeholders and engineering leadership
  • Evaluate and select appropriate automation tools and technologies
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to engineering and team members to improve technology, tools, and processes across verticals
  • Collaborate with other Quality Engineering teams to drive complex automation solutions, influences decisions and outcomes across all teams.
  • Collaborate closely with other automation engineers to design and build optimal test automation solutions
  • Partner with Principal Engineering team to align on engineering tooling, 3rd party services, and infrastructure.
  • Represent TCoE at Engineering Roundtable to align Engineering practices and technical leadership across verticals.
  • Coach and mentor QA engineers/SDET, provide input to leadership on development needs and growth opportunities for team members.
  • Drive cross-vertical Operational & Engineering Excellence initiatives
  • Stay updated on the latest testing methodologies, tools, and industry best practices to continuously improve testing process.

Qualification and Experiences

  • Strong knowledge of various technologies, platforms, and architectural patterns: A Principal Engineer must be well-versed in various technologies and platforms to design effective solutions that meet business needs.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills: Principal Engineer must be able to analyze complex requirements and identify the most suitable technology solutions to address them.
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams: Principal Engineer must collaborate with various teams to ensure the successful implementation of technology solutions.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas to all levels. Principal Engineer must be able to articulate technical visions and present it to different audience to get buy-ins.
  • A keen eye for detail and a commitment to quality and continuous improvement: Principal engineer must ensure that the solutions they design meet performance, scalability, operability, reliability, and security requirements while continuously seeking opportunities for improvement.
  • 10+ years of commendable track record of architecting and building test automation solutions
  • In-depth knowledge of industry trends, latest testing methodologies, tools, and best practices in automation and DevOps for continuous improvement.
  • Possess mastery in several programming languages, tools, and strategies to drive quality through automation.
  • Ability to map strategic business goals to a long-term technology architecture
  • Self-starter, comfortable initiating projects from design to execution with minimal supervision

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, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status 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 [email protected].
In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. Actual salaries will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to external market data, internal equity, location, skill set, experience, and/or performance. Base pay is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery's total compensation package for employees. Pay Range: $113,750.00 - $211,250.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and sick time and vacation.

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What are Warner Bros. Discovery Perks + Benefits

Warner Bros. Discovery Benefits Overview

Warner Bros Discovery offers a comprehensive set of benefits and perks to support employees in their personal and professional lives. Some program highlights include:

• Local medical, dental, and vision programs in many countries around the world.
• On-site wellness and fitness centers across several of our office locations.
• Family support programs. In the U.S., additional services include on-site childcare in certain offices, backup childcare services, family caregiver leave, adoption, surrogacy, and cryopreservation assistance, and more.
• Tools and resources to support the mental wellbeing of our employees and their dependents, including mental health counselors and 24/7 access to free, confidential support through our Employee Assistance Program administrators.
• Products and services to support financial wellbeing including financial planning tools, and a 401(k) savings plan in the U.S.
• Flexible work arrangements around the globe, allowing employees to better balance work and personal commitments.
• Global learning, leadership & organization programs to inspire, equip, and empower our people to thrive. These programs and resources are accessible to everyone at whatever stage they are in their career.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Summer hours
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Wellness days
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services

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