Director of Engineering @ Joyn (7TV)
Joyn is a Munich based streaming platform and 50/50 joint venture from ProSiebenSat.1 (Germanys leading media and entertainment provider) and Discovery Inc. (a well-known international broadcasting organisation). They provide an all in one Video-On-Demand platform across the European continent, have been the number 1 downloaded on the app store in Germany and have nearly 4 million monthly active users already.
Following our previous success with Joyn, we were asked to source an Interim Director of Engineering to lead and scale the user and payments platform that provides subscriptions, personalisation, and payment processing. This was a greenfield project, the successful candidate would need to scale the engineering team rapidly whilst advocating modern, agile software development practices, working closely with product teams and also being heavily involved in the technical architecture, design and strategy to ultimately deliver a robust, high-volume, highly reliable, and highly available service and APIs for use in consumer-facing applications.
2 candidates presented. Facilitated a video interview for both followed by a second video interview for the favored candidate. Offered, accepted and arranged contracts for the successful candidate to start the following week.
Total time to offer acceptance
1.5 weeks from brief