Full Time Job

Senior Software Engineer


Morrisville, NC 06-02-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
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 improve 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 for Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology
• 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 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 re-purposing 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 Processing & Distribution team is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to head the development and improvement of automated integration and validation, emphasizing scalability, dependability, and performance. This role calls for experience developing back-end applications in Java and/or Python. Additionally, knowledge and experience working with various tech stack items, including cloud technologies (AWS), is required.

You will use your knowledge and skills to help build and improve resilient backend systems, improve data processing flows, and guarantee high system performance, reliability, and observability. You'll also work across multidisciplinary teams, translating requirements, and advocating for continuous innovation in features and functionalities!

• Design and implement outstanding, scalable automated validations within a Python-based framework.
• Apply AWS cloud services to build and sustain infrastructure, catering to high-availability systems demands.
• Work alongside the engineering squad to elevate code quality through unit tests, automation, and code reviews.
• Involved in the full span of the application lifecycle, focusing on coding, solving, and devising solutions to intricate challenges.
• Identify coverage gaps and work with project managers to plan roadmaps and priorities.

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience.
• 5+ years of professional software development expertise
• Proficiency with streaming data frameworks and building cloud-based applications, primarily using AWS.
• Experience with technologies including Python, Kubernetes, AWS, GitHub, and Datadog
• Demonstrated ability to craft, develop, and maintain APIs and backend services.
• Eagerness to tackle new challenges and balance multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced setting.


The hiring range for this position in Seattle, WA and in New York City, NY is $117,998 to $158,290 per year; the hiring range for this position in Santa Monica/Burbank/Glendale/L.A., California and in Bristol, Connecticut is $112,586 to $151,030; and the hiring range for this position in San Francisco, California is $123,328 to $165,440 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, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney champions a business environment where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a constantly evolving world.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g37385-44-200-194-255-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $117,998 to $158,290 Per Year ($ 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.