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Sr Software Engineer


Santa Monica, CA 03-14-2024
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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 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.

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 the search platform team for our Disney Streaming apps (Disney+, Hulu and Star+). As an engineer on this team, you will work with a team of peers to design, build, and manage scalable distributed systems & applied algorithms that power search functionality for Disney Streaming. This team has an enormous impact on millions of users of our streaming applications. As a senior engineer, you will be asked to provide technical leadership in driving innovation and delivering high-quality search features at scale and provide mentorship to junior members of the team.

• Design, develop, and maintain our search technology to enhance the user experience for Disney Streaming customers
• Participate in architecture design for search, relevance, and ranking problems
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams like Product and Program to identify search-related business requirements and provide technical solutions
• Mentor, empower and provide career growth opportunities for team members
• Foster and maintain effective communication channels with your team members, stakeholders, and leadership.
• Monitor and improve the performance, scalability, and reliability of our search infrastructure

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.
• Minimum of 5 of years related work experience in software engineering, with a focus on building well-designed architecture, shipping robust code and contributing to a positive team environment
• Demonstrated success in being part of a team problem-solving, designing and implementing software at scale
• Mentorship experience & a desire to help your fellow engineers get better at what they do
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with experience presenting and explaining complex technical ideas to peers and leadership
• Biased towards action, with experience delivering high-quality software solutions on time, at scale and within budget.
• Experience with Java, Kotlin, ElasticSearch, Lucene, ETL pipelines, Kubernetes, AWS, Load Testing, Distributed Systems Design


The hiring range for this position in Santa Monica, CA is $136,100 to $182,400 per year and in New York, NY is $142,600 to $191,100 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 Hulu, LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gww95j-3-227-240-72-42 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.