CBS Corporation Vice President, Engineering in New York, New York

Vice President, Engineering

REF#: 27167


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — "the Eye" — one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, digital media and socially responsible media.


Can you strategically drive online media teams in periods of rapid growth? Does the opportunity to work for a premier online content network that reaches more than 290 million unique visitors each month appeal to you? Have you led technical teams through transitions in process, architecture or technology, and want to capitalize on your experiences in a new and strategic way?

We are seeking a high-impact engineering executive with the vision, leadership acumen, experience, and proven track record to join our team of engaged professionals who are passionate about making a difference. In this role you will oversee multiple high-performing teams in driving the development of groundbreaking software solutions for multi-platform content delivery across several consumer-facing online media brands. This includes leading the full lifecycle of software development (planning, architecture, implementation), for web, mobile applications, tablets, game consoles, televisions, and video. You will also work closely with the Executive Leadership Team to define and develop business objectives and milestones that will drive effective short- and long-term technology strategies.

Our future leadership team member will ideally have a diverse background and a demonstrated record of success in developing and empowering talented teams in finding novel, transformative, and elegant solutions to business challenges. You will particularly enjoy working with us if you are a collaborative team player who can influence the overall business objectives of CBS, pivot from strategy to execution, and flex your approach to adjust to changing business priorities.


  • Lead the development, vision, architecture, and evolution of CBS’s portfolio of consumer-facing digital products

  • Promote technical innovation and influence product roadmaps by leading requirements across functions, and by developing the team’s overall capabilities in effective software development and web/mobile technology

  • Attract, develop and retain multiple high performing teams (software engineers, tech leads, managers), by offering ongoing coaching, professional growth opportunities, and by cultivating an overall culture that celebrates successes and inspires a drive for risk-taking and overall excellence

  • Serve as a member of the Technical Leadership Team, proactively partnering with other VPs and peers to make decisions that drive growth and propel CBS forward

  • Coordinate with various internal and external stakeholders to direct the strategic long-term goals, policies and procedures for software innovation across all products, as well as oversee the development, release and maintenance of software applications

  • Evaluate, recommend, and ultimately determine CBS’ technical product designs, including architectural parameters and all related technical decisions

  • Partner with the business/peers to ensure seamless integrations with evolving architectures and supporting infrastructure, including providing detailed requirements and documentation to support application stacks

  • Lead consolidation and simplification efforts for application stacks by developing and updating software platform frameworks that enable efficiencies

  • Ensure that CBS remains cutting-edge with respect to implementation of new technology and innovative products which can grow the business

  • Employ agile-based development methodologies, and introduce new modes of development practices aligned with changing business priorities and roadmaps



  • BS Computer Science, Engineering, a related technical degree, or equivalent professional experience

  • 10+ years of proven experience leading the full lifecycle of software development (planning, architecture, implementation), QA, and operations, to create robust and reliable solutions that deliver against an ambitious product roadmap across a portfolio of highly-trafficked sites and mobile applications

  • Exceptional leadership acumen, including the ability to develop and iterate upon a multi-year strategy, articulate clear objectives, focus and motivate teams to execution, adeptly anticipate changes, and flex priorities to maintain effectiveness

  • Minimum of 5 years leading large software development teams, with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines to achieve results in an evolving media environment

  • Effectively communicate technical and business risks to stakeholders to ensure informed risk-taking and optimal decision-making

  • Exemplary relationship builder and communicator who is consultative in nature and able to quickly form partnerships across all levels of the organization

  • Creative and conceptual thinker who can play a critical role in business planning, working closely with other senior executives to develop plans, resource requirements, and influence long-term technical and business strategy

  • Proven technical acumen and experience across related technologies for high traffic web sites, mobile applications, and video (Java, JavaScript/Node.js, PHP, HTML5, AJAX, Ruby, Bootstrap, MySQL, NoSQL/Hadoop/Mongo, Unix/Linux, SOA architecture, MVC architecture, iOS, Android, OTT, and ad technologies, etc.)

  • Experience with both waterfall and Agile development methodologies


  • Experience at an online company in digital media or content creation

  • Management of large, multi-location or remote teams

  • Lead a team of highly skilled technologists to transform existing front end and back end architecture into a platform that can support a suite of applications and services in web, mobile, and video.

  • Strong organization skills and project management acumen, with a keen ability to leverage previous experience to augment the overall development cycle and cadence of innovation


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