Full Time Job

Manager, Software Engineering


Santa Monica, CA 04-19-2024
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  • 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 Supply Chain Tools team is looking for a motivated engineering manager to lead and help build the technology backbone of our streaming content pipeline! Our full-stack team is unifying and modernizing Hulu and Disney+ systems, tools and services that synthesize content from over 500 partners to deliver the best streaming experience to millions of users. We are looking for an engineering manager who will nurture ownership and empowerment and drive the development of these critical applications.

• Build a diverse software development team through training, career development, recruiting, and process improvements
• Lead the roadmap and engineering vision for a critical suite of tools within the Disney streaming platform
• Collaborate with product managers, designers, and other business partners to prioritize work and set goals for the team
• Refine engineering practices and enact positive change within the team
• Champion your team's work across the organization

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or related field), or equivalent training or work experience
• 8+ years of proven experience with at least 2+ years of technical and engineering leadership experience
• Experience leading software engineering teams to build distributed software services and user-facing products, run multiple concurrent projects of high technical complexity and deliver high efficiency processing systems
• Hands-on experience with some combination of Java/Spring, React, Webpack, Python, and the AWS ecosystem of services
• A tendency to delegate, but with the ability to get hands-on when needed
• Ability to work in an environment where services are available 24x7 and on-call incidents may occur
• Excellent verbal and written communication 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-d8ex5q-3-230-173-188-42 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.