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Sr Software Engineer


Santa Monica, CA 02-06-2024
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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 our 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 enhance 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: DE&E Technologists are designing and building the infrastructure that will power our 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.

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.

We are seeking a motivated and experienced senior engineer for User State and Customizations – In this role you will play a critical role in delivering a familiarized experienced to the user at scale. You help deliver a user's continue watching set, the pause resume functionality. As a senior engineer, you will be asked to provide technical leadership in driving innovation and delivering high-quality pipeline, services, and data stores at scale and partner with Product team members to deliver solutions applicable across our streaming platforms (Hulu, Disney+, Star+, ESPN+). Collaborate with teams across all areas (service engineers, data engineers, data scientists, data analytics) to deliver on solutions.

• Contribute to the design, development, testing, deployment, and support of stateful microservices and lambdas in a multi-region cloud environment.
• Promote and support Agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, and Scrumban by leading regular ceremonies such as stand-up, retrospectives and sprint planning.
• Mentor engineers within your squad (and beyond!) 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:
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
• 5+ years of experience in the software engineering field, with a focus on building highly available architecture, shipping robust code and creating a positive team environment
• Fluent in multiple programming languages including one of these: Java, Scala, Python
• Demonstrated success in being part of a team problem-solving, designing and implementing software at scale
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with experience presenting to senior leadership and external partners.
• Experience with performance tuning and building/maintaining software that is in the critical path
• Biased towards action, with experience delivering high-quality software solutions on time, at scale and within budget

Preferred Qualifications:
• SpringBoot and related Spring projects
• Non-relational database technologies e.g. DynamoDB
• Apache Kafka and/or Kinesis
• Terraform, Docker and Kubernetes
• Expert with at least one of: AWS, Azure, GCP
• Experience building, testing, and tuning distributed systems

Job Posting Statement The hiring range for this position in California is $136,100 - $182,400. 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 Direct to Consumer:

Disney's Direct to Consumer team oversees the Hulu and Disney+ streaming businesses within Disney Entertainment helping to bring The Walt Disney Company's best-in-class storytelling to fans and families everywhere.

This position is with Hulu, LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Direct to Consumer.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3q765-44-210-99-209-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $136,100 to $182,400 Per Year ($ 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.