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Senior Software Engineer


New York, NY 06-11-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Senior Software Engineer (Scala)

Disney Entertainment and ESPN Technology encompasses the teams behind the Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+, and Star+ streaming services within Disney's Entertainment & ESPN Technology group. We sit at the intersection between entertainment, sports, and technology and seek to connect viewers with the stories they love, while pushing the streaming industry forward with consumer-first innovation.

Disney Entertainment and ESPN Technology is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the Playback Services team within the Media Engineering organization. The team builds highly available, high throughput services that are essential to delivering quality content to our subscribers. We are responsible for the backend of media playback, facilitating media selection, device customization, and antipiracy technologies. If you enjoy streaming media, are interested in live sports and entertainment, or just want to join a fast-growing team that plays a meaningful role in the core functionality of our streaming products, then this team is for you!

• Work with a team of engineers to build high-performance, stable, scalable systems to be deployed in an enterprise setting
• Lead high-level architecture discussions and planning sessions; participate in the code review process and the on-call rotation
• Author and review technical proposals and root cause analyses
• Provide mentoring and advice for other specialists
• Aid the DSS technical community through presentations, tech talks, and other knowledge-sharing efforts

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor'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 related experience crafting backend architectures and delivering backend applications in a production environment which a strong understanding of design patterns and principles.
• Expertise in functional programming patterns and experience building RESTful services using Scala APIs
• Understanding of async programming models (events, callbacks, promises, async/await) and threading/concurrency
• Experience with build and deployment technologies such as Jenkins and Docker
• Knowledge of caching technologies, source control systems and concepts, CI/CD pipelines; exposure to Git
• Experience with messaging technologies (e.g., Kafka, Kinesis, SQS, etc.), public cloud provider (e.g., AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud), and observability tools for metrics, logging, and monitoring (e.g., Datadog, Splunk, Grafana)
• Knowledge of AGILE/Scrum practices.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Self-learner, independent, excellent problem-solving skills

The hiring range for this position in Seattle, WA and in New York City, NY is $142.516 to $191,180 per year; the hiring range for this position in Santa Monica/Burbank/Glendale/L.A., California and in Bristol, Connecticut is $136,038 to $182,490; and the hiring range for this position in San Francisco, California is $148,994 to $199,870 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-rjomp2-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $142.52 to $191,180 Per Hour ($ 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.