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Manager, Software Engineering

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7096477220220424 Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States / Town of Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Nov. 15, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible

- 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. A remote opportunity may be possible for qualified candidates under certain circumstances and, if granted, the employee would work remotely on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

Department/Group Overview: 

The Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) Technology organization enables enterprise-wide consumer technology and data capabilities to deliver on the promise of more direct consumer relationships, personalized product experiences and more active engagement with content and advertising. With global scale, local presence, and deep technological excellence, DMED Technology helps DMED and The Walt Disney Company optimize technology, platforms, and resources, bring creative ideas to life and create industry-shaping approaches. 

Job Summary: 

The embedded engineering organization is responsible for developing the tools, platforms, and methodologies that deliver performant, resilient, and efficient cloud platforms and architectures supporting the DMED Technology platforms and business areas through embedding engineering resources into cross-functional delivery teams for the development and ongoing support of critical business platforms. The Manager of Embedded Engineering works as a leader of leaders, with a focus on driving the strategic and operational implementation of plans across the function, partnering closely with senior management, stakeholders, and product delivery areas to align function to critical business area objectives.   

  • Drives continuous process and engineering improvement across functional area. 

  • Partners closely with Senior leadership on functional and business area priorities and objectives and driving solutions that meet those objectives. 

  • Provides leadership to managers and professional staff. 

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role: 

  • Manages a team of software engineers responsible for providing desired functionality to assigned products or services. 

  • Manages the development, testing and implementation of cloud infrastructure that meets established specifications on time and within budget. 

  • Ensures that features deployed have technical integrity and stability. Accountable for day to day performance of team, operation and expected results. 

  • Responsible for ensuring team has appropriate & high technical competence through headcount planning, recruitment, career development and performance assessment. 

  • Responsible for tactical execution of business objectives 

Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training: 

  • BS Computer Science or related technical discipline or its equivalent 

  • Typically has 8+ years of experience in a technical field specific to the business. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent training or work experience. Has expert knowledge of technological components utilized by the organization and the company. 

  • 5+ years of management experience 

  • Deep knowledge of core internet and networking protocols including, but not limited to TCP/IP, DNS, and HTTP 

  • Expert knowledge with Amazon Web Services-based infrastructure and management including, but not limited to Route 53, ALB, EC2, CloudFormation, CloudWatch, Lambda, VPC, ECS, EKS, IAM, S3, etc 

  • Experience with web caching and load balancing technologies such as HAProxy, Varnish, and Nginx 

  • Expertise applying security best practices to application, system, and public cloud infrastructure 

  • Deep knowledge & expertise in configuring, deploying, tuning, and supporting web frameworks at scale on Linux and container platforms 

  • Intermediate to advanced experience writing, maintaining and deploying RESTful services 

  • Proficient working with Terraform, Ansible, or other configuration management tools 

  • Proficient with version control systems (Git, TFS, SVN) 

  • Experience managing site content and configuration via CDN providers 

  • Intermediate to advanced experience integrating with CI/CD platforms and tool chains such as TeamCity, Jenkins, and Gitlab 

  • Intermediate to advanced experience integrating with commercial and open source monitoring and telemetry platforms 

  • Advanced coding experience with one or more of the following programming languages: Python, Java, Ruby, C/C++, Go 

  • You should know Object Oriented Design, common data structures, algorithms that go along with them, and how to test your code 

Decision Making:

Bolded line is most associated with the decision-making demands needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position.

Work is closely supervised.  Follows specific, detailed instructions and guidelines.  Solves problems of limited scope and complexity.

Work is moderately supervised.  Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy.  Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity.  Supervisory approval is obtained on situations where practices and procedures do not exist or where deviations to existing procedures occur.

Work is performed with minimal direction.  Participates in determining objectives of assignments.  Plans, schedules and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives.  Work is reviewed upon completion.  Problems worked on are of a complex nature.

Work is not supervised and allows considerable latitude.  Develops solutions to unusually complex problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation.

Work is geared to directing and guiding others.  Assignments are relatively complex and allow independent judgment and decision-making.  Provides considerable input in establishing the objectives for their area of responsibility.  Work is reviewed in terms of meeting the organizational objectives and schedules.

Work is focused on determining organizational objectives and practices.  Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long-range perspective for desired results.  Makes final decisions and provides direction for one or more major segments of the total organization.

The hiring range for this remote position is $173,900.00 to $241,700.00 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. 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 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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