Full Time Job

Sr Software Engineer


New York, NY 06-03-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
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 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.

Media Engineering

Media Engineering is an innovative organization that is passionate about providing the best possible video playback experience, art, and metadata to customers worldwide, powered by exceptional technology. This 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.

Job Summary:

The Media Processing & Distribution group is hiring a talented Senior Software Engineer to support the growing Content Distribution & Origin (CDO) Engineering team. The Media Distribution group within Disney's Media Engineering organization is responsible for the development, support, and management of the content delivery pipeline from the origin to the end-user.

The Content Distribution & Origin Team:

We are caching infrastructure professionals who employ best-practices to develop scalable caching solutions. We're responsible for the development and operational efficiency of Disney's owned and operated Origin, Midtier, and Edge appliances, which serve content for Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Star+.

• Lead a significant part of the implementation and testing of caching software for delivering streaming media and API responses.
• Automate CICD and test pipelines to ensure high quality streaming experiences and low defect rates.
• Create and manage mechanisms to collect metrics and synthesize meaningful insights with that data.
• Develop your technical understanding to support and build your career.

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and / or equivalent work experience
• 5+ years of software development experience.
• Systems programming experience in C or C++ and Python
• Experience with automated testing frameworks (e.g. pytest)
• A strong foundation in system design
• Proven experience building highly performant, stable systems at global scale
• Knowledge of HTTP, caching, and Linux networking protocols

Preferred Qualifications:
• Prior experience with Varnish Cache and VCL
• Familiarity with Linux and Posix APIs
• Knowledge of video streaming / HLS
• #disneytech

The hiring range for this position in Seattle and New York City is $142,600 - $191,100 per year and in Santa Monica and Glendale, California is $136,100 - $182,400 per year and in San Fransico, California is $149,000 - $199,800 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-g37374-34-204-198-73-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $142,600 to $191,100 Per Year ($ 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.