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ViacomCBS DevOps Engineer in New York, New York

REF#: 35723

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Network

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 110 million people a week during the 2017/2018 season. CBS has been the #1 network in primetime for 10 consecutive seasons. The network has the #1 comedy/scripted program, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; #l late night program, THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.


CBS is in the process of building advanced technology tools and processes based upon automated workflows and monitoring utilizing the cloud infrastructure. This is a hands-on role where you will work collaboratively with the Engineering, Technical Maintenance and Technical Admin teams. You will help build, enhance, automate and manage the on premise and cloud infrastructure along with building and maintaining tools for deployment, operational monitoring, and troubleshooting issues in our development, UAT and production environments.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop internal products and interfaces between various products and tools.

  • Maintain and continue to develop existing critical applications.

  • Create and maintain functional/technical design specifications documentation.

  • Communicate clearly and frequently with all team members, stakeholders and product owners, providing detailed status reports on projects on project progress.

  • Continuously innovate and strategize on making our applications faster and more resilient.

  • Prioritize and manage work, adhering to critical project timelines in a face-paced environment.

  • Engage in and improve the whole lifecycle of services - from inception and design, through deployment, operation and refinement.


The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, experience, and skill-sets:

  • 5+ years of DevOps or equivalent software engineering experience with a solid understanding of software architecture

  • 5+ years working with modern languages such as Python, PHP, Node.js and JavaScript.

  • Experience working within a full stack is a plus.

  • Experience developing internal product APIs and interfacing with APIs from AWS and various vendors’ products.

  • Experience developing for Windows, Linux and UNIX-based operating systems.

  • Excellent scripting experience with one or more of the following: Bash, Perl, Python, or PowerShell.

  • Strong security and fault-tolerant mindset when designing and building environments.

  • Experience with developing on cloud-based technologies, including integration with services from providers such as AWS, Azure and/or Google Cloud Platform. AWS is a plus.

  • Experience with various tools utilized in the DevOps ecosystem such as Docker, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, SaltStack, Jenkins, Kubernetes, etc.

  • Experience working with relational and non-relational databases.

  • A strong understanding of networking fundamentals including DNS, load balancing, procies, firewalls, storage and sys admin best practices.

  • Strong knowledge of subnetting, TCP, and UDP protocols is a plus.

  • Familiarity with enterprise-level digital asset management systems, video containers and codecs used in broadcast and streaming technologies is a plus.

  • Experience in Agile Hybrid Project Management methodologies.

  • Motivated, proactive, multitasking, self-directed team player, with the ability to be a team leader with a strong sense of ownership and urgency.

  • Strong desire to master emerging technologies and share experience with other team members.

  • Flexibility to assist with after-hours support when needed.



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