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Principal Software Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7117995320220327 Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States / Town of Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Aug. 05, 2022 Flex Type Remote

- This role is considered remote, which means the employee will work remotely on an ongoing basis and will not have an assigned workspace at a Company designated location.

Job Summary:

Department Overview:

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.

Job Summary:

Lead engineering product teams within the Infrastructure Engineering group in building data engineering, data analytics, and data visualization tools using cloud-centric technologies.  You will guide and collaborate with teams in order to deliver the actionable data that informs and shapes decision-making.

This role will apply architecture best practices, establish, review and maintain standards for data analytics tooling across the enterprise.  The individual will ensure that technologies chosen are consistent with the architecture blueprints and long-term strategies of the Walt Disney company.  Finally, this role is charged with building and communicating to the organization the strategic blueprints, reference architectures for the data orchestration and analytics tooling.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role

  • Lead efforts to create productized solutions to enable data engineers and analysts to work more efficiently

  • Sets technical direction, strategy and drives technology adoption for data orchestration tooling, and participates in architectural review across the division

  • Work across our full tech stack, including Airflow, GitLab CI, Docker, Terraform, Kubernetes, AWS (IM Policies and Roles, Route 53, EC2, S3), Looker, and more

  • Translate enterprise business strategy into domain blueprints and roadmaps.  This will require negotiating with senior management and customers to influence decisions and strategic direction.

  • Effectively communicate and interact with business and technical stakeholders to solve complex data-related business and technical problems

  • Ensure data products are built with a DevOps mindset for repeatability and reliability, ensuring that consistent practices are followed, reference architectures are developed and maintained

  • Collaborate closely with teams of experienced developers, in an agile fashion (daily standups, 2-week sprints with planning, backlog grooming, retros, and demos) and ensure the team is conforming to enterprise security best practices

  • Drive adoption of the data product vision throughout the organization

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years of working experience in data and business analysis

  • Expert knowledge of developing for a cloud environment (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)

  • Experience with CI/CD platforms (Gitlab Preferred)

  • Experience integrating solutions with Secrets Management tooling (AWS Parameter Store, Hashicorp Vault, etc)

  • Familiarity with authentication and authorization protocols (OAuth2, JWT)

  • Strong skills developing in an object-oriented language, preferably Python, Java, or some other JVM-based language

  • Deep understanding of big data applications and pipelines, with an understanding of SLAs, lineage, and data quality

  • An interest in collaborating with many different business units and roles to identify opportunities to improve the products we build

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-moving environment, working through uncertainty to solve unique and conceptually difficult problems

  • Willingness to ask questions about what data are we moving and are we moving it in an efficient way

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience applying Machine Learning techniques to solve business problems

  • Experience with Apache Airflow and data pipeline orchestration

  • Experience working with Informatica, Databricks, Snowflake, Apache Spark, AWS EMR

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent training or work experience

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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