About the organization
Discovery Direct-to-Consumer is the technology arm of Discovery Inc.
We work at the crossroads of technology, entertainment, and everyday utility, continuously leveraging technology to create immersive viewing and interactive experiences. We are building a global streaming video platform and a suite of applications to support all our global Discovery owned brands. These include DiscoveryGo, Food Network Plus, GolfTV, MotorTrend on Demand, Eurosport Player, Discovery plus, and many more. We build experiences ranging from traditional video streaming, to highly interactive and immersive applications. We build across connected TV, web, mobile and consoles and are fast, nimble and have fun building world-class products for our iconic brands.
About the team you'll join
The subscription team makes it possible for users to purchase a subscription and gain access to all our amazing content. In addition, our team enables all our various brands to offer a variety of products, prices, and other commercial features to users.
We are located in Stockholm but our remit is global, we have been involved with brands all over the world, from Japan to the US and everything in between. All these markets have different requirements for how subscription and pricing should work and it's our job to make their ideas a reality! We do so by hiring extremely skilled developers across all the teams, with a very high level of commitment to code quality.
In terms of technology, our team is based around microservices written in Java. We use Spring and Vert.x to give us really reliable and stable asynchronous services. We use Postgres and MySQL as our database, send messages over Kafka, and use a lot of other modern technologies.
What we're looking for
In addition to academic qualifications, we look for driven developers, who are team players, proactive problem solvers, who take ownership and introduce new ideas and new ways of thinking. It is also important for our interns to be have good communication skills, able to express ideas and feedback, which will enable you to get the best from your experience.
* Must be currently enrolled as a student (proof of enrollment will be required if selected for an internship)
* Must be looking for a permanent role within 12-24 months of completing the internship program
* Must have the legal right to work in Sweden.
Why Intern at Discovery
For us, interns bring diversity of backgrounds, education and experience, they also bring new perspectives and new ways of approaching problems. As an intern, you'll make a real impact, solve challenging problems for our customers and bring value to the team. Our interns work on the same projects as the rest of the team, improving and developing new features to help grow and expand our brands.
While this is a summer program, we view this as the start of a long-term relationship and for developers early in their career and our global organization offers lots of challenging opportunities to work on worldwide products and projects in an exciting and fun industry. The streaming business is still in its infancy and evolving rapidly. As an organization we are always looking to introduce new features and technologies that key us ahead of the game. We have a great culture of knowledge sharing and ensure all our entry level engineers are assigned mentors to ensure their on-going development.
In short, you'll join an amazing team of talented developers and mentors, do challenging, impactful work, on unique projects, in an exciting industry for a great organization with fantastic long-term prospects.
Some key features of the program include:
1:1 Mentorship: you'll be assigned a mentor for the duration of the program to ensure you get off to a flying start and continue to meet your development goals throughout.
Tech Speaker Series: you'll frequently learn about new technologies and trends and meet and learn from some of the most talented technologists in the industry, both internal and external to Discovery.
Career Coaching: you'll receive tailored career advice and guidance from experienced data experts, and leaders who have been where you are, and will share how they have successfully navigated their careers.
Global exposure: Most of our teams and products have global impact, meaning often are interns are working on projects that impact multiple markets. This provides you with unique insight into solving problem at scale, the nuances between markets and how we leverage technology to provide seamless and consistent quality across our customer experience globally.
Global Network: By the end of the program you'll have built a global network of talented Engineers, Product Managers, Data Scientists and Analysts, Product Designer, Marketeers and business leaders. You'll also have an extensive network for peers with whom you will have built great relationships! It's a small industry and the network you build and the impression you make during the program will be invaluable throughout your career.
Long-term career prospects: While this is a summer internship, we see this as the start of a long-term relationship. Many of our current employees are prior interns and for developers early in their career Discovery DTC offers unparalleled opportunities. From working on unique and exciting projects, to having global impact and gaining international experience. We've also built a fantastic culture, that is truly diverse and inclusive, reflected in creativity and innovation across our products and features. And of course, you'll work with our talented team; our engineers are among the best in the industry and are excited to mentor and develop the next generation of tech talent!
What you need to know about the DTC Summer 2021 Program Application Process:
-Our summer 2021 program is 12 weeks long, commencing June 2nd -August 20th.
-Our internships are paid opportunities. Credit is not required; however, we will provide documentation if necessary.
-The application deadline is November 20th. After this date, we cannot guarantee your application will be reviewed for the position.
-We do not require a cover letter. Please demonstrate your passion for the position through your resume.
Interviewing will take place from October 26th, through November 30th. A Discovery Intern team member will contact you if your experiences and interests match an open internship position. Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to give individual status updates