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Director of Engineering

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 4b10963e-2223-45e5-9a1d-9b30057e3d98 Location Bengaluru, India Business Disney+ Hotstar Date posted Nov. 21, 2023

Job Summary:

About the team

Team - Monetisation: 

We have built one of India’s largest, highly scalable, and distributed Subscription Platforms in the OTT landscape. Our Ad Platform rides on top of this scale and is among the top Video Advertising Platforms in India. Our aspiration is to make it the largest Video Advertising Platform because no one knows Video-On-Demand, Live Sports and Ads like our Ad Tech team does. We have the opportunity to penetrate countries outside of India where India’s freemium model will work just like a charm. The Disney+ Hotstar MarTech platform has replaced a globally well-known third-party vendor in this segment to build a more customized and more cost-effective platform in-house to reach, engage and grow our own customer base manifold.

Key Responsibilities

  • Vision: Partner with Product and Business teams to lead innovation and set the roadmap for the short and long term charter for Hotstar’s AdTech.
  • Tech: Work closely with the architects and senior engineers to build the best and cost efficient AdTech ecosystem that wows the Advertiser as much as it engages the end user of our platform.
  • Execution: Lead the overall software development lifecycle. Own the execution of the AdTech charter against project plans and delivery commitments.
  • People: Plan and grow the AdTech engineering charter, mentor, and build a best-of-class engineering team.

Skills & Attributes for Success

  • Exposure to Advertising tech especially in the Video Advertising, Programmatic and Performance world is a big plus
  • Proficient with either Java or GoLang
  • 7+ years of experience in software development with strong expertise in Java with micro web frameworks – like Play, Spring MVC, reactive programming
  • At least 5 years managing software development teams including hands-on architectural or distributed systems experience and 3 years in managing engineering managers
  • Exposure in building RESTful APIs with monitoring(New Relic, statsd, graphite), fault tolerance and metrics
  • Experience with MySQL, NoSQL (Cassandra, Redis, DynamoDB)
  • Experience in server-side services using ElasticSearch, KafkaExperience with AWS stack.
  • Experience with CI/CD processes.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit combined with strong programming and product management skills

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field with 15+  years of experience in designing and developing complex, interactive consumer applications
About Us
Disney+ Hotstar is leading the way as the most significant and smartest video platform in the country, reaching over 300 million users today. We have set a number of world records along the way - including the highest concurrent viewership at 5.9 million during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

Disney+ Hotstar today is the one-stop destination for all your entertainment needs - from Live Sports, Indian, and International Shows, and Movies to all Disney content, including Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Disney+ Originals. We’re looking for the brightest minds to build the future of TV with us.

About Disney+ Hotstar:

Hotstar is one of the fastest growing video-on-demand services. Scratch that. We’re Hotstar. The go-to destination for over 100mn active users who seek anything from award-winning English shows and movies to regional content to live sports. Our mission is to revolutionize internet entertainment through smart personalization, and by building a global video platform - talk about taking over the world wide web and the whole wide world. We believe there are only two ways to realize our goals – by daring or daring more.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Novi Digital Entertainment Pvt Ltd, which is part of a business we call Disney+ Hotstar.

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