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Sr Software Engineer - Infrastructure

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7120139820220424 Location Burbank, California, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Nov. 18, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- 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.

Job Summary:

The Senior Software Engineer, Cloud Infrastructure, is a key member on the embedded engineering team responsible for developing the tools, platforms, and methodologies that deliver performant, resilient, and efficient cloud platforms and architectures supporting the DMED organization. The embedded engineer works within product squads and focuses on building and ensuring delivery of solutions and services to our business partners, while continuously striving to improve processes and ensure reliable, timely, and high quality solutions. They touch a wide range of infrastructure components, and have the confidence and ability to work effectively in unfamiliar situations. 


  • Build solutions for problems of sizable scope and complexity that have been successfully deployed to customers/users 

  • Champions Infrastructure as Code (IaC); provides thought leadership; establishes enterprise-level infrastructure patterns. 

  • Regularly reviews existing systems, policies, and practices, while identifying solutions that enhance service delivery efficiency, and enhance the current environment. 

  • Builds and enhances Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines. 

  • Mentors less experienced software engineers. Collaborates with product engineering leaders to find innovative solutions for moderately complex problems. 

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role: 

  • Participates in project proposal, architecture and design. Contributes to architecture design and implementation of assigned projects and may lead in the effort.  

  • Develops specifications for assigned components, projects or fixes 

  • Builds solutions that scale and perform 

  • Oversees technical maintenance. Performs troubleshooting for systems that tend to be large and highly complex. 

  • Design, development, documentation and/or testing. 

  • Applies experience to resolve a variety of complex issues 

  • Decisions and actions regularly have a moderate influence on the work of team members, other teams or assigned projects 

  • Identifies problems and opportunities and recommends the development of solutions 

  • Participates in estimation of work effort and timelines. 

  • Typically owns software programs and multiple components within the team 

  • Serves as a high level technical resource and “go-to” person for less experienced software engineers 

  • Makes routine and non-routine decisions on technical issues, with limited guidance from leader 

  • Writes code that establishes and enhances frameworks, typically for software programs and systems that have little or no precedent. 

  • Reviews code for the design, testability and clear usability 

Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training: 

  • BS Computer Science or related technical discipline or its equivalent 

  • 5+ or more years of experience in SRE, DevOps, or software engineering roles 

  • Advanced Experience 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 

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

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

  • Expertise in configuring, deploying, tuning, and supporting web frameworks at scale on Linux and container platforms 

  • Experience with Azure-based infrastructure and management including but not limited to AKS, Storage, CDN, Container instances, Virtual Network, Monitor, etc. 

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

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

  • Experience managing site content and configuration via CDN providers 

  • Experience integrating with CI/CD platforms and tool chains such as TeamCity, Jenkins, and Gitlab 

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

  • Experience integrating with commercial and open source monitoring and telemetry platforms 

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

  • Experience troubleshooting, maintaining, and deploying RESTful services 

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

The hiring range for this position in New York is $165,110.00 to $191,180.00 per year. 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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