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Sr Systems Reliability Engineer

Burbank, California, United States

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Job ID 870359BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted Oct. 15, 2021

Job Summary:

From movie concept to film production. Global premiere to direct to consumer mobile applications. You will innovate and deliver solutions that support a studio whose content is legendary and transcends generations.

We’re looking for passionate engineers who love learning new technologies at a rapid pace. You should be intimately familiar with large scale data center infrastructure as well as cloud environments, and as comfortable in the shell as you are in an IDE. Lean, agile, self-sufficient teams is how we operate. We value a cloud first approach where we develop infrastructure-as-code. Automation should always do the work. You will be a part of the team that provides cutting film making systems in the public cloud, focused on automation and infrastructure-as-code for all studios under the Disney umbrella.

Your passion for engineering systems is visible to your team, stakeholders and in everything you and your team delivers. You take engineering film production seriously, and that will help you make decisions that drive value every day. You are:
  • A master problem solver. You take deep pride in your work and view each new problem as an opportunity for success; you approach challenges creatively, but methodically.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity. You face change with a cool head and persevere even if you don’t have all the details; you are comfortable moving between projects and facing uncertainty because risk and change motivates you to evolve and innovate.
  • Technically astute. You rapidly learn new skills, grasping complicated technical information that often leaves others lost whether it’s product, industry, or hard tech knowledge, you absorb it quickly and are ready for more.
Goal oriented. You develop and actualize vision, mission, and strategy into a cohesive outcome through capable team management, tactical execution, and unrelenting focus on daily progress; you connect business and technology strategies to the software you deliver and can easily articulate the value created.

Responsibilities:

  • Architect, build, and operate high-quality production systems
  • Design systems to enable rapid development, high availability, and clear observability
  • Maintain, and improve, the reliability and operability of services
  • Write tools, and leverage open source, to automate tasks with an emphasis on safety and repeatability
  • Troubleshoot and resolve performance and reliability issues across the stack, including cloud resources
  • Collaborate with engineers to ensure services are designed to be cloud-native, scalable, and easily operated
  • Identify & evangelize new technologies, patterns, solutions, and best practices
  • Create self-healing infrastructure-as-Code, and automate everything
  • Ensure security best practice is at the forefront is embedded in our DNA of all your design

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience working in media production environments
  • Smart, self-driven with a keen focus on and track record of exceptional delivery of innovative solutions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Skilled comfortable working with public cloud service provider (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud Compute)
  • Strong knowledge in system management languages (e.g. Chef, Terraform, Ansible)
  • Operating systems and systems management (e.g. CentOS, Ubuntu, Windows)
  • Multiple scripting languages in your toolbox (e.g. Python, GO, Ruby, or Swift)
  • Authentication tool-sets such as Active Directory, LDAP, Ping Identity
  • Local and Networked File Systems (e.g. SMB, SMBv3, NFS, CIFS)
  • Client operation systems and configuration management tools
  • Server and client backup technologies, and image management
  • Virtual hosting technologies (e.g. VMWare, KVM)
  • Data center, network, and application architectures
  • High performance data storage solutions whether SAN, NAS, or Clustered (e.g. Isilon)
  • Systems Security (e.g. key management, encryption, vulnerability management)
  • Containerization and Container PaaS offerings (e.g. Docker, Rancher, Kubernetes, OpenShift)
  • Strong experience in developing monitoring, measurements, and tuning systems for optimal performance and 24/7 reliability
  • Thorough knowledge of continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkins, Bamboo)
  • Passion to exploit technology and constantly learn
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Required Education

  • BS in Computer Science or related field with 5+ years of experience or equivalent

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 95 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today it brings quality movies, episodic storytelling, music, and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. The Walt Disney Studios encompasses a collection of respected film studios, including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, and Searchlight Pictures. It is also home to Disney Theatrical Productions, producer of world-class stage shows.

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 The Traveling Lab, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Studios.

The Traveling Lab 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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