Full Time Job

Senior Software Engineer


Seattle, WA 04-22-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
About the Business
Media Engineering builds the software and systems that prepare media content and metadata for the Disney Streaming platform - providing the best possible playback experience to our viewers.
Media Engineering handles audio, video, and metadata content from ingest through publish - for normalization, processing, and packaging - supporting operator tools and automation for a scalable workflow. We build logic across players and back-end services to measure, control, and optimize playback across our stack.

Job Summary
Our team is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to help us deliver excellent streaming experiences for Hulu and Disney+ as a developer of our client player. Our team is responsible for playback across several devices including gaming consoles and set top boxes. You will have the opportunity to lead in the design and implementation of our cross-platform Rust player that runs Disney+ and Hulu on these devices.

We're looking for an experienced Rust engineer who has video player and cross platform development experience or interest. You should have a passion for coding and debugging hard problems, and an eagerness to help us deliver seamless video to our subscribers. Being a Senior member, you will get to own large features, lead the technical direction of our work, and mentor and provide technical expertise to other engineers. You will work closely with other technical teams in the application layer and backend video services to deliver features.

This opening is for a USA based employee, within commuting distance to any of our offices in Seattle WA, Morrisville NC, New York NY, or Fresno CA. We are also open to remote employees.

• Develop and maintain our Rust player that drives our streaming experience
• Optimize our player to perform well for resource constrained platforms
• Create and review architecture and designs for our team's projects
• Maintain a strong understanding of our code to identify, research and address issues
• Collaborate with application development teams, services engineering teams and product management to help understand and explain device limitations and requirements
• Lead in strategies to ensure the quality and stability of our deployments, including testing strategies and telemetry approaches
• Develop our project's build system and continuous integration system as needed
• Provide technical expertise or mentoring to developers on our team
• Hold our team accountable to high development standards

Basic Qualifications:
• 4+ years of full software development lifecycle experience
• Fluent in Rust
• Experience developing and optimizing multi-threaded applications
• Experience using build runners / compilation tools for multi-platform projects
• Strong individual contributor with a drive to learn and patience to teach others
• Great communication and collaboration skills and a strong teamwork ethic
• BS or BA in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in Streaming technologies, including:
• HLS (preferred) or DASH
• DRM technologies like Playready or Widevine
• Adaptive Bitrate Streaming Algorithms
• Caption and subtitle formats such as CEA-608 / 708
• Codecs AVC, HEVC, AAC, EAC3
• Cross-Platform Development
• Embedded operating system experience
• Experience developing for gaming consoles (e.g. Playstation, Switch), Android devices (e.g.FireTV), or similar devices
• Familiarity with set-top box development and specialized SoCs from manufacturers like Broadcom, MediaTek, etc.

Required Education
• BS or BA in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dyynx3-3-225-221-151-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ and Disney+.