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Senior Software Engineer - Scala


New York, NY 04-02-2024
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  • 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 repurposing 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 on the hunt for a seasoned Senior Software Engineer to spearhead the development and enhancement of backend systems, emphasizing scalability, dependability, and performance. This role calls for a experience in Scala, Python, Kafka, and cloud technologies (AWS), to build and improve resilient backend systems, improve data processing flows, and guarantee high system performance, reliability, and observability.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will engage in every phase of the software development process, from conceptualization to deployment, in a fast-paced environment. Partnering with multidisciplinary teams, you'll translate requirements into premier backend services and advocate for continuous innovation in features and functionalities.

Key Responsibilities:
• Design and implement superior, scalable backend services with Scala and Python.
• Integrate and orchestrate data streams using Kafka, ensuring exceptional throughput and data fidelity.
• Apply AWS cloud services to create and sustain dependable 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 sophisticated solutions to intricate challenges.

• BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent hands-on experience.
• Over 5 years of professional software development expertise, with a solid grounding in Scala/Python and backend engineering.
• Proficiency with streaming data frameworks like Kafka and building cloud-based applications, primarily using AWS.
• Experience with technologies including Scala (ZIO and Akka), Python Flask, Kubernetes, AWS, Gitbub, and Datadog
• Demonstrated ability to design, develop, and maintain APIs and backend services.
• Eagerness to take on new challenges and juggle multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced setting.

The hiring range for this position in New York is $142,600-$191,200 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-rzvj61-3-235-20-185-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $142,600 to $191,200 Per Year ($ 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.