Full Time Job

Manager, Software Engineering


New York, NY 2 days ago
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology
On any given day at Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology, we're reimagining ways to create magical viewing experiences for the world's most beloved stories while also transforming Disney's media business for the future. Whether that's evolving our streaming and digital products in new and immersive ways, powering worldwide advertising and distribution to maximize flexibility and efficiency, or delivering Disney's unmatched entertainment and sports content, every day is a moment to make a difference to partners and to hundreds of millions of people around the world.

A few reasons why we think you'd love working here:
• Building the future of Disney's media business: DE&E Technologists are designing and building the infrastructure that will power Disney's media, advertising, and distribution businesses for years to come.
• Reach & Scale: The products and platforms this group builds and operates delight millions of consumers every minute of every day – from Disney+ and Hulu, to ABC News and Entertainment, to ESPN and ESPN+, and much more.
• Innovation: We develop and implement groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.

Media Engineering

Media Engineering is an innovative organization that is focused on providing the best possible video playback experience, art, and metadata to customers around the world, powered by exceptional technology. This strategic work requires streamlining and repurposing technology across different business and distribution channels – including streaming, linear, and theatrical – so that technology can ebb and flow across the needs of the business.

The Media Status engineering team offers observability services for the media processing pipeline and builds out the scalable distributed systems for processing media that is core to our products. In order to orchestrate media (movies, episodes, events, etc.) from the studios onto the streaming platforms, media needs to undergo a substantial amount of processing. This processing ecosystem is complex and constantly evolving. Media Status sits atop that ecosystem, integrating with all its sub-systems and solving for status, data aggregation, search, and scale. The team abstracts complexities for consumers through our services, so the media processing pipeline can be more easily monitored and managed.

• Direct the software engineering team to craft, build and deliver media inventory management systems and scalable APIs that interact with operational tooling for Disney+, Hulu, Star+, ESPN+ VOD assets.
• Build collaboratively with the teams you advise and neighboring engineering teams.
• Work with project partners to define scope and objectives, communicating requirements to development teams.
• Identify, analyze, prioritize, mitigate, and communicate project risks to internal and external customers.
• Lead technical feasibility, implementation approach, deployment strategies, and QA efforts.
• Continue to improve project management processes, communication protocols, and operational procedures related to effective, timely and on-budget software delivery.
• Recruit and hire skilled software engineers.

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or related field), or equivalent training or work experience
• 8+ years of technical experience with at least 2+ years of technical and engineering leadership experience
• Expert level understanding of software development and architecture.
• Proven experience building distributed software services and running multiple concurrent projects of high technical complexity.
• Successful leadership of software engineering teams to deliver high throughput processing systems.
• Practical and collaborative, with a succinct communication style.
• Ability to work in a multifaceted environment where services are available 24x7 and on-call incidents may occur.
• Experience leading teams that build RESTful services Scala or Java; understanding of cloud platforms such as AWS.
• Self-learner, independent, excellent problem-solving skills.


The hiring range for this position in Seattle, WA and in New York City, NY is $172,282 to $231,110 per year; the hiring range for this position in Santa Monica/Burbank/Glendale/L.A., California and in Bristol, Connecticut is $164,492 to $220,660; and the hiring range for this position in San Francisco, California is $180,154 to $241,670 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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 Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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-gq0311-44-200-86-95-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $172,282 to $231,110 Per Year ($ USD)
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.