Full Time Job

Junior Software Engineer


Remote / Virtual 06-09-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

About the Role & Team

At Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology we're responsible for building the largest media streaming platform in the world, serving not just Disney+, but ESPN+, Hulu, Star+ and other Disney entertainment brands. We foster innovation, we challenge each other, and we put our users before all else: connecting them with the stories they love.

We're looking for people who want to challenge themselves, to grow; people who understand scale... and care deeply about reliability. You will be surrounded by colleagues eager to help you succeed and be part of an ambitious, rewarding culture.
Our team works in small squads that promote Agile practices, working alongside our teams in the US and the rest of the world. Each team and their respective squads are responsible for design & implementation of services, infrastructure, deployment, delivery, and maintenance. We take great pride in owning what we build and seeing things through to the end.

We have a mature DevOps culture in place where teams are responsible for the infrastructure and deployment of those applications. We have the autonomy to choose the technologies and processes that help us achieve our objectives. So each team leverages the technology that fits their needs best. You'll see us working with data processing / streaming frameworks like Apache Flink and Spark; Database technologies like MySQL, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB and Redis; and breaking things using in-house chaos principles and tools such as Gatling to drive load… all deployed and hosted with high level of resilience around the Globe using AWS clouds.
Our teams use a whole range of technologies, you can expect to join a team that's working with some of the following to build high throughput, low latency, near real-time products: Java and Scala based Web Services, Databricks Data Lakes (Delta Lakes), AWS Kinesis and MSK, AWS ElasticSearch, AWS RDS, Apache Flink & Spark, scripting using Python, Terraform's infrastructure as a code.

What You Will Do
• Be part of an Agile team building one of the world's largest media streaming platforms.
• Contribute to an inclusive culture that values learning & development, close collaboration between team members, and strives for excellence.
• Leverage, learn and apply cutting edge technologies on challenging and varied business domains.
• Develop your technical understanding to support and build your career.
• Rapidly increase your technical expertise
• Increase your knowledge in Development standards and practices used around the World
• Have the opportunity to contribute to our open source or blog communities
• Apply principled engineering practices including unit testing, integration testing, and continuous integration.
• Contribute to the design, development, testing, deployment, and support of stateful microservices and lambdas in a multi-region cloud environment.
• Participate in Technical Conferences as a listener and active contributor

Required Qualifications & Skills

Good engineers can learn new skills - so we don't expect candidates to be strong in all areas - these are not barriers to entry. Strength in some areas and an appetite to constantly learn & improve is what we're looking for!
• Have at least a base understanding of development practices for developing, testing and deploying high-quality code
• Be fluent in one popular programming language, such as Java, Kotlin, Scala, Python or any other Object-oriented or functional languages
• Understand the main concepts of Cloud Infrastructure, for example AWS
• Familiarity with micro/web services - including REST and GraphQL.
• Some understanding of databases, caches and persistent storage.

The Perks
• 25 days annual leave
• Private medical insurance & dental care
• Free Park Entry: You will have the opportunity to enter any of our parks with your family and friends for free
• Disney Discounts: you are entitled to discounts on designated Disney products, resort F&B and ticketing
• Excellent parental and guardian leave
• Employee Resource Groups – WOMEN @ Disney, Disney DIVERSITY, Disney PRIDE, ENABLED, and our Mental Health & Wellbeing Group, TRUST.

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. Disney is committed to forming a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

About Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology:

Disney Entertainment and ESPN Technology (DE&E Technology) provides the technological backbone and product development for Disney's two media business units, while helping to keep the company at the vanguard of innovation – enabling the Company to continuously leverage technology to enhance storytelling and creativity, while delivering scalability, flexibility, and efficiency for its businesses.

This position is with The Walt Disney Company Limited, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology.

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-ro7n66-44-220-44-148-42 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.