Full Time Job

Senior Quality Experience Analyst


Bristol, CT 02-28-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Job Summary:
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.
• 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 execute groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.

Engineering Services designs, builds, and sustains technology that powers DE&E Technology's worldwide content production and distribution platforms. In doing so, they contribute to a series of cross-functional services and technologies, including Quality Assurance, Data Analytics, Software Development, Broadcast Infrastructure, and Networking & Security.

We strive to be a diverse team, passionate about great technology applied creatively to solve complex business problems. We are a motivated team that is committed to lifelong learning and improving, both in and out of the office. We strive to be flexible and adaptable to change both in how we execute projects and in the technologies we use to deliver our solutions. We care about the details because every pixel, every line of code, and every user interaction with our products determines whether we are delivering on our commitment to producing the very best products possible. You'll be joining a talented team that works interdependently toward aggressive goals to deliver technically sound solutions. We work to ensure that we share both accountability and credit as a team. We often include our users as part of our team and we work to connect with them on a human level, understanding their world, so we can deliver software that they love to use.

We are looking for a Senior QE Analyst to join our Digital Experience Operations team. In this role you will contribute operationally demonstrating best practices and applying high quality technical analysis to ensuring a successful fan experience across varying forms of digital distribution. This includes but is not limited to highlight, long form video on demand, live audio networks, live audio events, live video channels, and live video events.

This role requires acute attention to detail and a deep knowledge of operational workflows, incident management methodologies and operational remediation and analysis. You will use internally developed tools in combination with commercial services and engineering partnerships to diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve any issues as proactively as possible for content that is distributed and consumed globally.

• Perform best in class technical analysis required for identifying, monitoring, escalating, triaging and driving remediation of fan facing issues
• Serve as a senior technical resource for rest of team during live content and sporting events demonstrating senior level analysis ability
• Drive response, escalation, triage, correlation and executive summarization of digital quality of experience
• Troubleshoot, resolve, document and communicate at an executive level during fan facing outages.
• Participate in the development of standard operating procedures supporting new products, events, initiatives and software
• Serve as senior point of contact for response, escalation, triage, correlation and executive summarization of digital quality of experience
• Contribute to threshold based programmatic monitoring, KPIs and alarming to improve and alert on the fan experience.
• Drive resolution of troubleshooting, documentation and communication at an executive level during fan facing outages.
• Perform analysis and KPI monitoring as required to understand the consumers digital experience and the quality of our applications for our fans
• Keep management apprised of major technical modifications and problems and recommend specific corrective actions.

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum of 4 years of hands-on operational or relevant experience with a passion for driving best in class consumer experience
• Willingness to take challenges head-on while being part of a team
• Ability to function as a liaison between business and engineering teams, using appropriate terminology and a communication style that resonates across a diverse group of stakeholders.
• Solid understanding of product and technology ecosystems. Acts as a sought after voice on key project planning and dependency management discussions.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills including experience preparing executive-level presentations and ability to communicate anywhere from the team level to C-level executives.
• Technical operational excellence and systems integration as they relate to Technology
• Strong organizational, multi-tasking, communication and troubleshooting skills
• BA or BS in related area of study; or equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• 2-3+ years' experience in streaming video or digital product quality analysis
• Advanced understanding or configuration experience in the content distribution network space
• Experience with various observability products, digital video quality and analytics tools (Conviva, Datadog, Grafana, New Relic)

The hiring range for this position in New York is $88,500 to $118,600 per year and in Seattle is $92,500 to $124,000 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-re0wm7-3-227-240-72-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $88,500 to $118,600 Per Year ($ 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.