Sr Software Engineer

Overview

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

Skills

Advertising
Innovation
Operations
Management
Supply chain management
IT operations
DevOps
Collaboration
Software architecture
Web applications
J2EE
React.js
Node.js
Web services
Orchestration
Kubernetes
Data
Streaming
MySQL
PostgreSQL
Redis
Apache Kafka
Accountability
Technologist
Design
Specification
Scalability
Training
Multithreading
Software development
RESTful
Java
Open source
Spring Framework
Apache Tomcat
Nginx
MongoDB
GraphQL
Cloud computing
Amazon EC2
Amazon SQS
Amazon S3
Amazon DynamoDB
Elasticsearch
Terraform
Application development
Unit testing
Documentation
Software deployment
Jenkins
Docker
Articulate
Communication
Attention to detail
Computer science
Distribution
Media
Performance testing
MAGIC
Recruiting
Finance

Job Details

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 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.

Content Operations is ultimately responsible for successfully delivering Disney's entertainment and sports content to millions of people every day. This involves developing, operating, and managing a global content supply chain - the myriad of steps involved from taking a finalized TV show/movie, or live piece of content, from inside Disney to audiences around the globe, in their preferred language and format. This team also manages technology operations in Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Job Summary:
  • As a Senior Software Engineer, you will use your deep coding, DevOps, and data skills to write and test code that delivers new features for our application portfolio. You will be an important part of a motivated team where we'll be looking for you to collaborate with the team to drive application architecture, code quality, and make sure we are building the right things for our users. We want someone that has grown up through the web software development ranks - possessing experience in designing and architecting highly scalable, secure, performant, and usable web applications using Java/Java EE. The ideal candidate would possess deep skills in both server and client-side technology (React, Node.js, RESTful Web Services), while having worked with orchestration and containerization platforms (Docker and Kubernetes), coupled with hands on persistence and data streaming technology experience (MySQL, Postgres, Redis, Kafka).
  • We're looking for a passionate, impactful engineer who wants to come here to do their very best work and make their mark, add their chapter to the long and storied history of The Walt Disney Company. Someone who holds themselves and their teammates accountable in a professional, collaborative manner. A collaborative technologist who seeks to bring the best out in themselves and those around them. Someone who can provide a fresh perspective and innovative insight to our initiatives.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:
  • Provide technical guidance and evangelize best practices.
  • Maintain a deep understanding of our core systems and how they interact with upstream and downstream dependencies.
  • Contribute and review code, set standards, and work with engineers to ensure product and design specifications are met
  • Responsible for fundamental platform performance, scalability, and resiliency
  • Partner with stakeholders to refine requirements, and propose solutions to problems that span multiple teams
  • Contribute to cross-functional troubleshooting of complex issues as needed
  • Any other duties needed to help achieve objectives

Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:

Basic Qualifications
  • Proven expertise with architecture and delivery of high volume, cached, fault tolerant, multi-threaded scalable systems
  • Deep understanding of async programming models (events, callbacks, etc)
  • Expertise designing APIs and building RESTful services
  • Mastery in Java and experience with multiple opensource technologies like; Spring, Tomcat, Nginx, Elastic Search, MongoDB, GraphQL, etc
  • Highly knowledgeable in cloud-based technologies such as AWS EC2, SQS, S3, Lambdas, DynamoDB, Elasticsearch, Cloudformation/Terraform, etc.
  • Expertise with full lifecycle of application development, including best practices of unit testing, code reviews, documentation, etc.
  • Experience with build and deployment technologies such as Jenkins and Docker
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies. Can effectively articulate complex ideas and influence others through well-reasoned explanations
  • Enjoy working within a team setting of engineers of varying experience
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail
  • 5+ years relevant industry experience

Education
  • BS in Computer Science or related technical discipline or its equivalent

Additional desired qualifications
  • Previous work experience in media & entertainment distribution
  • Previous work experience in media content rights
  • Experience working with vendor teams to deliver high quality results
  • Knowledge of performance testing and application profiling
  • Strong curiosity about how Disney delivers the Magic and a desire to be a part of it

The hiring range for this position in California is $136,100 to $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.
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