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Principal Software Development Lead

Full-Time at Hulu Beijing

Drive the Experience

As a member of our lean and agile tech teams, you'll be one of the people driving the experience, connecting viewers with the stories they love. Whether they're watching on desktop, on mobile, or in the living room, we're perfecting every line of code so our viewers' experience is unparalleled. Here you can work through the full life cycle of development utilizing the latest and greatest tech. And your work and efforts will actually be seen and enjoyed by our viewers — from the Oscars to the Super Bowl and countless streaming hours in between.

Darshana Hulu Santa Monica Darshana
I feel proud to be a part of continuing to evolve our successful product and seeing it change over the last five years.

The part you’ll play and
preparation for your role.

Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Operating at the intersection of entertainment and technology, Hulu has a unique opportunity to be the number one choice for TV. We captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love, and we're looking for people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking, and embracing fun. Join us and see what Hulugan life is all about.


Hulu’s Content Discovery team is seeking a Principal Software Development Lead who will be an outstanding addition to our engineer team to lead the effort of personalized recommendation platform. As a Principal Software Development Lead at Hulu, you will lead world-class engineering team and work with product and research partners on innovations with groundbreaking technologies. An ideal candidate will be a role model for the software engineers, with a proven track record of leading large scale projects that is deployed into highly scalable production systems, and have experience on mentoring and guiding software engineers and engineers leads on both technical and career development. If you are someone who is passionate on leading team and making impact with technologies, then this is an excellent role for you.


  • Define, design and implement personalized recommendation platform and drive Hulu product innovation and improve user experience.
  • Lead and build a world-class, high-performing software development team in Hulu Beijing office.
  • Lead, coach and mentor junior Dev Leads and team members, to build and improve system performance, stability and scalability.
  • Collaborate with researcher, and product managers in an open, creative environment.
  • Embed yourself into Content Discovery engineering team, to contribute knowledge, experience and vision for a better organization.


  • BS or MS in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent
  • 8+ years professional software development experience in using C, C++, Go, Python or Java
  • 5+ years experience in managing software development teams.
  • Experience in building large scale distributed computation system or other backend services with proven records.
  • Deep understanding about on-line system operation process.
  • Have experience and knowledge on building machine learning based system.
  • Independence and an eagerness to learn new technologies. Solid ability to solve complex technical problems.
  • Passionate about designing and building systems to enable personalized experiences.
  • Outstanding communication and collaboration skills, used to work with multinational teams which located in different countries.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Fluent English in reading, writing and speaking.


  • Research background or have experience of close collaboration with research team.


Our Hiring Process

  • Step 1

    Apply for a role through our career site, or through a referral, and complete any assessments required for the role. Make sure to browse through and our careers site to get an understanding of our product and culture.

  • Step 2

    If you’re a potential fit, a recruiter will reach out for an initial screen. They will want to learn more about you, your background, goals, and aspirations – and answer any questions you have about the position. You may also be asked to speak to the hiring manager for the role.

  • Step 3

    Come on in and meet the team in person. This is typically the final stage and your chance to leave a lasting impression through your enthusiasm, preparation, abilities, and resume. You may also be asked to present “pre-work” that shows how you would handle a specific challenge or scenario.

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