Full Time Job

Software Engineer


San Francisco, CA 05-09-2022
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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.
Our combined Disney and Hulu team is looking for hardworking team players to join the Media Engineering team, who will thrive upon the legacy of Disney and Hulu, embrace unconventional thinking, and who are passionate about contributing to The Walt Disney Company's direct-to-consumer (DTC) experience through strategic hard work and determination.

We are open to remote employees.

Job Summary:

As a member of the Video Platform Engineering team, you will help us provide the best in class video experience through Disney Streaming driven product offerings.

We're looking for an engineer with enthusiasm for learning, knowledge sharing, programming, and video playback. A successful candidate must be capable of critical thinking, must demonstrate strong problem solving abilities, and must be open-minded.

Previous professional software development experience is required. Previous experience with BrightScript/Roku development is preferred, but not required. Willingness and ability to quickly learn BrightScript/Roku development is also acceptable with a strong JavaScript background. Knowledge of video, streaming, or playback in any capacity is a plus.

We truly believe we offer a unique opportunity for any technologist to:
• Work within a strong organization of video experts
• Work on a bleeding edge video player stack
• Work with a world-class team of engineers
• Work in a highly collaborative team environment
• Have an influence on the innovation of products used globally by millions

• Playback related development within the Roku environment, which will be the main focus
• Responsibilities may also extend to browser based devices and UWP over time.
• Knowledge sharing and leveraging past experience will be required.
• Collaboration with client application teams, services engineering, product, and QA teams.

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum 2 years experience in a technical field
• Strong general programming skills, such as C#, Rust, Javascript
• Desire to be an individual contributor in a multi-developer, geographically diverse environmen
• Effective written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

The following tools are used, knowledge of these tools is beneficial, but not required.
• Github
• Jenkins
• Confluence Wiki
• Slack

Required Education
• BS or MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Additional Information:


This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely. A remote opportunity may be possible for qualified candidates under certain circumstances and, if granted, the employee would work remotely on an ongoing basis.

About Disney Streaming:

Comprised of the Company's international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney's stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Streaming.

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 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-gwbp3y-34-231-247-88-42 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+.