Sr Software Engineer


On Site
USD 136,100.00 - 182,400.00 per year
Full Time


Amazon Web Services
Meta-data management
Technical drafting
Team leadership
Content management systems
Data flow
Computer science
Computer engineering
Software development
Relational databases
Apache Kafka
Amazon Lambda
Amazon Kinesis
Amazon SQS
Amazon DynamoDB
Machine Learning (ML)
Computer vision

Job Details

On any given day at Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology (DEET), we're reimagining ways to create magical viewing experiences for the world's most beloved stories while also redefining 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 improve 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.
  • 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 complete groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.

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. We handle 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.

Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology's Metadata Authority Engineering group is seeking a motivated Senior Software Engineer to help build the Content Artwork and Metadata backbone of Disney+ and Hulu streaming services. As a part of this team, you will use technologies like Java, Python, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Kafka, Elasticsearch, Terraform, Docker and native AWS resources such as Lambda, Kinesis, SQS/SNS and DynamoDB.


This role involves a range of responsibilities related to software development and management within the Content Metadata domain.
  • Design well-architected solutions and deliver on them with code that is easy to develop and maintain
  • Lead technical design and implementation of new features
  • Participate in project phasing and delivery together with your manager, team lead and Technical Project Managers
  • Identify areas of improvement in our systems and workflows
  • Mentor junior and mid-level engineers
  • Take a user-centric approach to improving our content management systems and data flows
  • Write defensive and robust tests

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or a closely related field
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Proficiency in (in order of importance):
  • Java & Python
  • relational databases (MySQL, Postgres)
  • event or pub/sub driven architecture (Kafka, Kinesis)
  • Solid understanding of AWS (Lambda, Kinesis, SQS/SNS, DynamoDB, etc.)
  • Exposure to Machine Learning and Computer Vision

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Machine Learning and especially Computer Vision is a big plus

The hiring range for this position in California is $136,100.00 to $182,400.00 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.
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