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Manager, Software Engineering


Santa Monica, CA 10-10-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Ad Platforms organization within Disney Entertainment and ESPN Technology is fully responsible for building, enhancing and maintaining the high-performance, distributed, microservice-based Advertising Platform across all of Disney online properties, including Hulu and ESPN+. We build and maintain proprietary technology, ranging from ad serving and ad delivery, campaign management, reporting as well as all the integrations internal and external that come with evolving and maintaining a best-in-class video advertising business.

The Ad Intelligence team is under Ad Platforms and its mission is to transform advertising and Disney's Ad platform with data and AI across TV and streaming video. We build solutions to measure and optimize every aspect of the advertising life cycle. Our tenant is a strong cross-domain team to deliver E2E solutions covering tech areas ranging from machine learning, big data, microservices to data visualization. Our team is seeking a software engineering manager who will lead an engineering team within ad intelligence. This engineering group focuses on industry-leading ad decisioning solutions, big data infrastructure, operational data, audience solution, inventory forecasting and full funnel measurements as a foundation layer for Disney's addressable Ad Platforms.

The right person for this role should be experienced with big data technologies, high performance services, organization development, and crafting implementation for either service/data products or fullstack solutions. If you are someone who is proactive, hardworking, and enthusiastic in these domains, this is a phenomenal role for you!

• Lead an engineering team in constructing a next-generation, big-data and AI-driven advertising system to advance Disney's addressable advertising platform capabilities
• Continuously evolve team mission, strategy and charter, and develop team structure for changing business needs and technology trend
• Drive adoption of the best engineering practices, including the use of design patterns, CI/CD, code review and automated integration testing
• Collaborate with program managers, product managers, SDET, and researchers in an open and innovative environment
• Recruit and mentor team members, and guide their career development
• Communicate status to senior management

• BS in Computer Science / Engineering or relevant work experience
• 8+ years of professional programming in Scala, Java, Python, and etc.
• 8+ years of people and project management experience
• 8+ years of high-performance, high-scalable service design experience or equivalent bigdata design experience with Spark, Flink, Druid, Single Store, Snowflake, Kafka, Nifi or other AWS bigdata technologies
• Proven track record with cloud infrastructure technologies, at least two of Terraform, K8S, Spinnaker, IAM, ALB, and etc.
• In-depth experience of industry level highly available and scalable service
• Experience with processing large amount of data at petabyte level
• Strong knowledge of system, application design and architecture
• Passion about technologies, and openness to interdisciplinary work
• Excellent leadership and communication skills

• MS or PhD in computer science, EE or other quantitative subject area.
• Experience in digital advertising
• Experience with machine learning and AI
• Experience with a widely used Web framework (React.js, Vue.js, Angular, etc.) and good knowledge of Web stack HTML, CSS, Webpack.
• Experience with Click House, Impala, Presto, Redshift etc.

The hiring range for this position in California is $164,492 to $241,670. 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 Hulu, LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-ro2576-44-197-101-251-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $164,492 to $241,670 Per Year ($ 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.