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Lead Systems Engineer - Data Protection

Bristol, Connecticut, United States

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Job ID 959115BR Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Apr. 27, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

Job Summary:

Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) brings together the Company’s best-in-class product, technology, and commercialization teams together into one global organization. DMED is responsible for the P&L management and all distribution, network and engineering operations, sales, advertising, data, and certain key technology functions worldwide for the Company's content engines. DMED also manages operations of the Company's streaming services including Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ HotStar; and domestic broadcast and cable television networks.

DMED Technology creates products, platforms, and innovations for the DMED Segment and The Walt Disney Company by driving the strategic development and use of technology, building scalable systems and products to empower our businesses and engage consumers. With global scale, local presence, and deep technological excellence, DMED Technology helps DMED and The Walt Disney Company optimize technology, platforms, and resources, while bringing creative ideas to life and creating industry-shaping approaches.

The individual in this position will join the Engineering Services Infrastructure team in an exciting, fast-paced environment, architecting, engineering, and protecting DMED clients and servers. This position will oversee both Data Protection and Vulnerability Management teams.


  • Develop quarterly objectives for the team to focus on.
  • Architect and engineer data protection solutions for DMED Systems
  • Orchestrate 2-week Agile/Scrum sprints focused on quarterly objectives.
  • Facilitate daily/weekly standups to ensure teams are on-track
  • Own Continuous Process Improvement to ensure improved efficiencies for both Vulnerability Management and Data Protection groups
  • Technically oversee and manage workloads for both teams
  • Act as a point of escalation for diagnosing, and remediating issues in a dynamic environment
  • Provide on-call support as part of a larger team
  • Vendor management
  • Able to create, communicate and execute remediation plans
  • Weekly status reports

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8 years of previous and relevant experience in Data Protection
  • Understanding of Data Protection targets like Data Domains and S3 targets.
  • Ability to oversee and technically guide System Administrators and Engineers.
  • Administration of Windows and Linux systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and deliver on multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Experience with Cloud-based backup management
  • General knowledge of DHCP, DNS, SNMP, IP protocols, Wireshark
  • General knowledge of LANs, WANs, network segments, Internet, and intranet systems
  • Administration of Microsoft Windows client/server platforms and Linux systems
  • VMWare Experience, understanding of resource pools, clusters, tagging, data stores, templates, cloning, load balancing, etc.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Proficiency in Asset Management and CMDB concepts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of Veeam Backup and Replication, Ivanti Security Controls, and Data Domains
  • Has extensive knowledge of television production hardware, software, systems and specifications, TCP/IP protocols on servers and workstations, systems management, and server administration
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Administrator Experience
  • Industry-recognized certifications relevant to a UNIX/Linux System Administrator
  • Scripting or automation using PowerShell

Required Education

Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Cyber Security, Computer Science, or related working experience required.

Preferred Education

Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Cyber Security, Computer Science, or related working experience required and 10 years of equivalent experience.

This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 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 Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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