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Software Engineer


San Francisco, CA 06-05-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Department/Group Overview:

Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology
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.

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 execute groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.

Product & Data Engineering

The Product & Data Engineering team is responsible for end to end development for Disney's world-class consumer-facing products, including streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, and digital products & experiences across ESPN, Marvel, Disney Studios, NatGeo, and ABC News. The team drives innovation at scale for millions of consumers around the world across Apple, Android, Smart TVs, game consoles, and the web, with our platforms powering core experiences like personalization, search, messaging and data.

Job Summary:

Describe what the person will do in the role - how he/she will impact the organization.

We are making major enhancements to our multi-region, multi-tenant core image service platform to enable all of our brands to have the same dynamic experience. You can be a part of building a unified image service platform that will encapsulate the very best of Hulu and Disney.

This position might be right for you if:
• You want to help us build a core image manipulation and delivery platform that impacts every fan of our products
• You're a curious and efficient engineer who wants to feel empowered to help define the direction of development and work side-by-side with some of the brightest minds in our organization
• You enjoy working with other brilliant engineers in a challenging but supportive environment, learning from others and sharing your expertise with them

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:
• Design core, backend software components for the Image Service Platform using a mix of technologies including Scala, Java, Python, Kafka, Kinesis, DynamoDB, MySQL and an array of AWS native services
• Collaborate with other Image Service engineers and external engineering teams to evaluate and design appropriate solutions to effectively meet Product requirements
• Build and manage code in AWS using CloudFormation or Terraform
• Create technical documentation and runbooks for reference and reporting purposes
• Conduct design and code reviews, analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of various system resources

Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:

Basic Qualifications
• 3+ years of experience building internet-scale API or services applications
• Experience in a Scala and alternative JVM application development environments (Java/Kotlin)
• Familiarity with the AWS environment, including ECS (Docker), S3, EC2, Lambda, CloudWatch
• Familiarity with infrastructure as code such as Terraform, CloudFormation
• Understanding of software development fundamentals
• Familiarity with writing unit, integration and functional tests
• Familiarity integrating with service APIs and/or SDKs
• Understanding of agile processes software team with version control & project management tools (e.g. Github, SVN, Jira, Basecamp)
• Creative and inventive problem solving
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a team-focused approach towards software development.

Experience with
• Scala, AWS environment, Java, Python
• Knowledge of these database solutions, DynamoDB, MySQL/Aurora
• Experience building scalable, fault-tolerant, high-uptime systems

Required Education
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience

The hiring range for this position in San Francisco is $123,400 - $165,400 per year, in Seattle is $118,000 - $158,200 per year and in Santa Monica is $112,600 - $151,000 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-g42wpz-3-236-116-27-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $149,000 to $199,800 Per Year ($ 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.