CBS Corporation Back-End Developer in New York, New York

Back-End Developer

REF#: 30372

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Smithsonian Networks

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




Smithsonian Channel™, owned by Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling prowess of SHOWTIME® with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian, to create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. Among the network’s offerings are series including Aerial America, America in Color, First Ladies Revealed, Polar Bear Town, The Lost Tapes, Amazing Monkeys, America’s Secret Space Heroes, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include Titanic’s Fatal Fire, The Obama Years: The Power of Words, Nightmare on Everest, Diana and the Paparazzi, Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye and Flying High with Phil Keoghan. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Earth™, through SN Digital LLC., a new subscription video streaming service delivering spectacular original nature and wildlife content. To learn more, go to, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Is crafting elegant, efficient, and awesome software your true calling in life? Do you thirst for the challenge of writing code that could be used by millions of users? Do you love the intersection between development and product? Are you an avid learner who’s always looking to polish their knowledge? Do you want your voice to be heard in the projects that you are working on? If that’s you, we should talk.

Smithsonian Channel seeks a talented Software Engineer with a strong focus on the JVM and related technologies. But you won’t just be building "software" - you’ll be building the engine that powers all our digital customer products. This position presents an opportunity to work on exciting digital projects on a small but mighty team. Join us as we build the future of television!

We have:

  • A fully modern tech stack

  • Exciting projects and opportunities that will challenge you

  • A small, yet high-caliber team of developers

  • A fancy for writing quality software

  • A get-it-done attitude

  • A team of digital pioneers that you will be working with to craft custom solutions for a wide range of projects


  • 3+ years of experience of product-driven software development using Java (we are totally open to more OR less than this for the right person. If the role sounds like a fit - please apply!)

  • In-depth knowledge of core Java concepts and experience using an RDBMS system

  • Experience writing code that is well-crafted and scalable

  • Experience with version control software (we use Git)

  • The ability to problem solve independently and in a team environment

  • The motivation to adapt to and eagerness to learn emerging technologies

  • The ability to play nicely with other humans (i.e. people skills)

  • Self-starter mode

You might also have:

  • Experience writing Spring / Spring Boot based applications

  • An keen interest in learning & using GraphQL

  • Familiarity with Linux

  • Some experience using Docker, Kubernetes, and working in AWS

  • Previous work experience in digital media, preferably at a media company (television, publishing, etc.)

Please be able to provide a portfolio link or send code samples for projects that you are proud of. Personal projects are welcome!



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