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Sr Manager, Software Engineering


New York, NY 06-20-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (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 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 here:
• 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.

The Commerce, Growth & Identity (CGI) team is dedicated to three business-critical areas at Disney that will help transform its media business. They create seamless user experiences for consumers who can choose from a wide range of subscription plans, enabling more choice and flexibility. The CGI team is also focused on building innovative and cutting-edge capabilities that will drive subscriptions, engagement, and monetization across Disney's streaming and digital products.

Identity Engineering delivers Consumer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) capabilities across The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) including but not limited to: D+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Parks. Identity Engineering squads build and run high-traffic and globally replicated systems which form an integral and visible part of every consumer's journey at Disney properties.

As a Sr Manager, Software Engineering you will be responsible for leading the delivery of cloud technology solutions that will be deployed across the Identity Engineering organization.

You will be empowered to set technical and architectural direction, and to influence the roadmap and structure of your fleets - working in partnership with your peers across Product, Project Management and Engineering. You will also be responsible for helping your leaders organize in a way that allows them to deliver against the Identity Engineering organization's roadmap most effectively.

You will lead and be part of an engaging, dynamic, and inclusive engineering organization, grounded in scrum and agile practices, with strong collaboration between squads, and motivated by a commitment to continuous learning and improvement. You will also help cultivate a culture that is focused on ensuring that guests, consumers, and internal stakeholders have a fantastic experience when interacting with our squads.

• Lead the design, development, testing, deployment, and support of unification of telemetry, alerting, infrastructure, CI/CD, version control systems, and services.
• Deliver on the vision of executives and the Principal Architecture Group (PAG).
• Promote and support Agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, and Scrumban.
• Mentor engineering fleet leaders and their squad members to help them improve their technical ability and build their profile within and outside of the organization.
• Collaborate with Product Managers, Designers, QA, Operations, and other stakeholders to understand requirements and articulate technical decisions and outcomes.

Basic Qualifications
• Minimum of 10 years of related work experience
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience
• Familiarity with DevOps methods of operation, at scale.
• Proven track record of the successful delivery of new cloud infrastructure projects to a global user-base.
• Experience with designing and operating globally resilient deployments.
• Experienced leader of geolocated teams and third-party vendors.
• Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Terraform, and infrastructure as code (IaC) best practices.

Preferred Qualifications
• Cloud architectural best practices
• Cloud networking knowledge


The hiring range for this position in New York, NY is $189,300 to $253,800 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-g680qj-34-204-198-73-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $189,300 to $253,800 Per Year ($ 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.