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Executive Director, Media Services Cloud Engineering & Automation - Fox Technology (R50014065)

Company: Fox Corporation
Location: Tempe
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Fox Corporation

Under the FOX banner, we produce and distribute content through some of the world's leading and most valued brands, including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the Fox Network, and the FOX Television Stations. We empower a diverse range of creators to imagine and develop culturally significant content, while building an organization that thrives on creative ideas, operational expertise and strategic thinking.


Fox Corporation's Media Services team is looking for an Executive Director, Media Services Cloud Engineering & Automation to join their team in Tempe, AZ. As the Executive Director, Media Services Cloud Engineering & Automation, you will be responsible for maintaining operational excellence and rigor within the Media Services portfolio of applications and services. You will oversee the Media Services QA Automation and DevOps and Engineering groups, tasked with leveraging strong software design and test automation principles, ingenuity and creativity, attention to detail, and analytical skills to devise unique and innovative ways to test software solutions. Additionally, you will build, maintain, and improve upon CICD pipelines, automation harnesses, and various technical solutions that allow the organization to provide services to Fox Corp divisions, customers, and affiliates.


Technical Leadership

  • Drive innovation and strategy, evaluate and execute technology initiatives in support of Media Services goals and customers
  • Collaborate with Media Services leadership to define roadmaps and drive technology initiatives to support business growth and transformation and to expand and augment the organization's portfolio of applications and services
  • Manage relationships with other technical groups, IT shared services organizations, and their leadership

DevOps and Engineering

  • Manage the Media Services engineering team in integrating disparate technologies to build solutions that address technical needs identified by the lines of business supported by the Media Services group
  • Liaise with external technical teams and vendors, as required, to build solutions that solve technical problems
  • Evaluate the Media Services solutions portfolio against third party offerings
  • Identify new technologies, processes, and practices that can improve upon existing solutions and champion adoption in the organization
  • Lead and manage the Media Services DevOps team to build, maintain, and improve upon CICD pipelines, automation harnesses, and workflows for getting products out to production quickly and in a predictable manner

SDET and Test Automation

  • Lead a team of 6 software quality assurance engineers with a wide variance of experience within the Media and Broadcast domain and discipline of QA
  • Manage the integration of test harnesses into the program's CICD pipelines to automate the building, validation, and deployment of code across environments
  • Manage effectively the testing schedules for all significant releases and work closely with the Architecture Development and Business functional teams
  • Operate as a change agent for continuous improvement driving new initiatives that improve the efficiency of software delivery from a QA perspective
  • Set up the automated test framework, author common API's and libraries for test automation, and help teams set up automation infrastructure
  • Collaborate with Business System Analysts to translate functional workflows into automation test cases and automate the acceptance testing criteria

Operational Excellence

  • Drive the adoption of best practices in technical operations to measure and maintain quality of service for applications and services in the Media Services portfolio
  • Manage the operational integrity of the technologies, systems, software, and services provided by Media Services
  • Responsible for operationalizing new technologies, systems, and services through automated processes
  • Manage service disruptions and planned outages with internal and external technical teams, ensuring proper communications and timely execution to minimize disruptions to customers and business impact


  • Minimum 15 years of proven technology management experience with a strong background in software development, application management, technical operations, engineering, and cloud technologies
  • Minimum 10 years program/project management experience in managing and delivering major technology initiatives (preferred experience managing $5M+ threshold)
  • Extensive knowledge of tools such as Terraform, Jenkins, Docker, Bitbucket, ECS & EKS
  • Strong experience in architecting, designing, and building automated code deployment systems that simplify development work, making it consistent and predictable
  • Minimum 8 years of experience working in AWS, with direct experience writing Terraform or Cloud Formation scripts, deploying and administering AWS services including but not exclusive of cloud storage (S3, EBS, EFS, Glacier), messaging and queuing (SQS, SNS), Lambda functions, compute (EC2, ECS), network services (Route53, VPC, WAF), and database services (RDS, Aurora, DynamoDB)
  • Deep knowledge of financial aspects of billing and accounting
  • Extensive knowledge in working with automated testing frameworks
  • Extensive knowledge with Scrum Agile SDLC, and SAFe methodologies
  • Strong experience in testing complex backend software solution


  • Minimum B.A./B.S. in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Advanced degree in Business or Engineering

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

Keywords: Fox Corporation, Tempe , Executive Director, Media Services Cloud Engineering & Automation - Fox Technology (R50014065), Other , Tempe, Arizona

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