Full Time Job

Manager, Broadcast Software Engineering

Disney

New York, NY 02-25-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Department/Group Overview:
Broadcast Infrastructure is a group of talented individuals responsible for the initial phase of the DSS live ecosystem. This phase includes large scale complex broadcast systems that perform signal acquisition, processing, and normalization of broadcast signals through to the input of ABR (web) encoders. These broadcast systems support baseband, IP, or hybrid workflows, and are located at DSS on-prem or cloud multimedia datacenters and partner locations around the world.

The Broadcast Infrastructure team is involved with the planning, procurement, design, development, installation, testing, evaluation, and life-cycle support for new and existing DSS broadcast systems. Broadcast Infrastructure consists of 4 primary teams: Design, Project Management, Systems, and Software. Each team provides a unique and valuable skill set to the organization.

Job Summary:
The Broadcast Infrastructure Software Engineer Manager is accountable for the performance and results of a team within own specialty. The candidate will adapt departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges. Their decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business plan, and receives guidance from their manager. The candidate will also provide technical guidance to employees, colleagues and internal customers.

The candidate will also write software for use by various internal teams, and to control/monitor various broadcast systems located at multimedia datacenters across North American and at other locations around the world. The candidate will ensure work is completed in a timely manner, and interface with various departments to determine software requirements.

Responsibilities:
• Supervise other software developers
• Refers strategic issues to leader and presents state of specific compliance programs to leadership
• Addresses escalations for compliance or audit
• Create automated test harnesses
• Produce accurate and easily readable documentation for any new software or procedures
• Developing employees including recruiting, development, performance evaluation, and direction of priorities
• Leads large scale software projects
• Ability to efficiently resolve software development challenges with moderate to high degrees of complexity and provides input to less experienced employees to follow
• Manage projects with little to no supervisory oversight or review
• Creates established procedures to complete complex assignments or ensure less experience employees follow
• Ascertain software requirements for various projects
• Provide feedback and technical reports to management on the progress and status of assigned projects
• Perform other Multimedia related special assignments, which may include travel to remote sites
• Provide professional, courteous and timely technical support
• Assist other Engineers in project research, design, planning, implementation, procedural documentation and training
• Troubleshoot program and system malfunctions to restore normal functioning.
• Consult with management to ensure agreement on system principles.
• Develop, document and revise system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards.
• Define the goals of the system and devise flow charts and diagrams describing logical operational steps of programs.
• Provide staff and users with assistance solving computer related problems, such as malfunctions and program problems.

Basic Qualifications:
• Written communication and organization skills
• Programming skills in Java and C/C++
• Basic networking experience
• API development experience
• Own software programs and system goals within the team and within the organization (intra-organization) with less straightforward solutions.
• Contribute to the evolution of the teams software engineering practices, recommending changes in development, coding, maintenance and system standards
• Efficiently supports owned software throughout the lifecycle.
• Performs technical maintenance and troubleshooting for complex systems.
• Reviews code to uphold standards for readability and maintainability.
• Developing a strong knowledge base in one or two key areas in software engineering.
• Understanding of audio, video and network signal flows a plus

Preferred Qualifications:
• Typically has 8 or more years of experience in a technical field.
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field preferred, or equivalent training or work experience
• 3-5 years of experience working in a lead capacity and providing day to day direction for more junior staff
• Has working knowledge of technological components utilized by the organization.
• Working experience in technology components utilized by the company
• Extensive experience developing software applications

Preferred Education
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field preferred, or equivalent training or work experience

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Disney

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ and Disney+.