Intern - Software Engineering


Remote / Virtual 05-09-2024
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  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Ready to make magic? Disney Streaming UK are excited to be able to offer a number of UK based Internships for undergraduates across our Manchester team.

As a Software Engineering intern at Disney Streaming, you'll be working on the next big thing. That could be scaling a service to serve millions of requests per second, managing state across multiple regions, or building new mechanisms to secure our video content.

We support more than 186 million Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) subscribers globally: across Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu. Ensuring our millions of users have the magical experience they come to expect from Disney, when watching their favourite shows is a challenge that we relish. This means scaling and reliability is our primary focus in everything we build.

Working in this remit will provide a fantastic springboard for your future career.

We have multiple roles available.

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

So what can you expect to do working as an Intern Software Engineer at Disney Streaming?
• Make an immediate impact by shipping a major feature as part of a small Agile team.
• Work on projects that have direct, daily impacts on consumers.
• Build tooling and dashboards to monitor the health of your applications.
• Optimise a build and release pipeline to get software to production efficiently and safely.

What technologies will you work with?
• Scala, Java
• AWS Kinesis & Apache Kafka
• Relational and/or no-SQL databases
• Large scale distributed systems
• Cloud Infrastructure/Services (AWS)

• Must be a second-year undergraduate student on an industrial placement year course returning to study in Autumn 2025.
• Must have the right to work in the UK already in place.
• Available to start working full time in the summer of 2024.

About you
• Experience with Scala, Java or any other JVM programming language is preferable.
• Fundamental programming experience is essential.
• You will need to be based in the UK for the entire duration of your program, barring personal vacation time.

In order to be successful, we will be looking for potential in the following areas:
• Builds Relationship & Communicates Effectively
• Drives Results
• Thinks Strategically
• Inspires Creativity & Innovation
• Exhibits Professional Excellence

Why should you join us?
• Develop your workplace skills and experience to help build the foundations of your future career.
• Constructive on-the-job training as well as company wide learning and development initiatives.
• Learn how decisions and actions are made within a global business environment.
• Take on real responsibility and become an essential part of an encouraging team.
• Have the support and network of a large community of interns.
• Access to join and support our Employee Resource Groups ranging from WOMEN @ Disney, Disney DIVERSITY, Disney PRIDE, our disability & neurodiversity focused group - ENABLED, and our Mental Health & Wellbeing Group – TRUST.
• Annual salary of £23,500 with 25 days' holiday (plus bank holidays).
• Discounts & Perks: You are entitled to discounts on designated Disney products, resort food & beverage and ticketing.
• Access to free support services including Unmind, the mental wellbeing app.
• Opportunity to select eye care and flu vouchers.


Before applying we would strongly encourage you to read our hints and tips here: so you can set yourself up for success and learn more about the recruitment process.

You will need to apply with your CV and cover letter via the link on this page. Please note, applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

For your cover letter we will be looking for approximately 400 words and looking to understand the following areas:

Why have you chosen Disney? Why have you chosen this internship? Why should Disney consider you for this internship?

The application deadline is Sunday 9th June however, if we receive a high volume of applications we may close the role before this date, therefore we strongly advise you to apply early.

Good luck!
Our interview process
Our process aims to take a relaxed and practical approach that mirrors how we'll work together should you join us. This starts with a small offline coding challenge to complete in your own time. If successful, we will invite you to interview with us where we will review your code together, discuss the opportunity, your relevant experience, and various related technical and non-technical topics.

We understand interviewing is a two-way process, so we'll give you every opportunity to ask questions to understand the team and the role.

About Disney Streaming

Disney Streaming encompasses the teams leading the Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Star+ streaming services within the Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution group. We sit at the intersection between entertainment, sports, and technology and seek to connect viewers with the stories they love, while driving the streaming industry forward with consumer-first innovation.

This position is with The Walt Disney Company Limited, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (EMEA).

The Walt Disney Company Limited is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g6y44q-3-239-95-36-42 in your application.

Company Profile

The Walt Disney Company Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, publishing, domestic television stations, digital businesses and radio networks and stations.