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
You'll join the payments team. We develop and own a number of backend services within the payments domain. We work with our brands that offer a subscription-based service and are responsible for the services being fully operational 24/7 and customers having a seamless payment experience. We also make it possible for customers to choose their favorite payment method, whether it's one of the big card companies or a local payment method on a specific market.
About the projects you'll work on
As an intern you'll have the opportunity to further develop and improve the DTC payment services. You'll work closely with our more senior engineers, shipping high-quality code to production to ensure that customers are experiencing a seamless payment journey. Projects may range from implementing a new gifting solution where customers can buy physical or digital gift cards, to improving our payment recovery algorithm.
What we're looking for
Whether we're making a new TV show or building a state-of-the-art streaming platform, one critical ingredient to our success is customer obsession. We're passionate about creating the best possible customer experience. In addition, it's important for our engineers to have curiosity, a desire to learn, ambition and team spirit. We work on a multifaceted, complex aspect of the platform and in order to bring the most value to both the business and customers, we require an in-depth understanding of how our services operate and how our customers use products. Languages and technologies include Java, Spring Boot WebFlux, Postgres, gRPC, Kubernetes, and AWS technologies.
* 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
One of the best ways to boost your career and personal development, is simply to work with the best. At Discovery you'll have the opportunity to work with some of the most talented engineers in the industry, building a streaming platform that serves millions of global users. It's a very exciting time in the media industry, customers are moving towards streaming based content and being part of (and essential to) the transition from a traditional linear tv company to a tech company is very exciting.
We're excited to have enthusiastic interns join our team, who bring passion and curiosity to the group. Often an intern or junior developer can spot new solutions to old problems. Interns are a great way to discover and new bring talent to the organization.
While this is a summer internship, we see this as the start of a long-term relationship. As an organization Discovery prides itself on its investment in talent and providing our engineers with a clear career path and ongoing development and growth.
We're just at the beginning of the exciting adventure to becoming one of the leading streaming companies in the industry and working at DTC means being in the middle of all of this. Working at a global company means you get the chance to meet colleagues across the globe and Discovery's investment in talent and career development is essential for our future growth.
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