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Senior Data Engineer, Splunk Platform

Apply NowApply Later NOTE: We have a new application system, please create a new account if you have not done so yet when applying. Job ID 7123326420220522 Location Celebration, Florida, United States / Orlando, Florida, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jul. 05, 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  Splunk Platform team helps elevate Data Engineering practices at The Walt Disney Company, keeping Splunk available and performing within our Service Level Agreements.  Additionally, in this role you'll be promoting and onboarding new technologies that work in conjunction with Splunk, solving complex automation and scaling issues with TWDC’s next generation Splunk environment. 

In this role you'll use a software engineering approach to architect, design, automate, monitor, and build applications at scale. This includes operating and engineering software with close business segment alignment to deliver platforms through efficient, effective and resilient architectures. You'll be focused on improving quality through a data driven approach: instrumentation, automation, and functional/unit testing.

Primary responsibilities include:

Evaluating the status of our large-scale Splunk environment.  This will include consultation, designing, building, and supporting advancements in the system, automating infrastructure and operations, creating telemetry for monitoring, engineering high reliability and reinforcing best practices to secure our company and guest data.

In this role you be expected to have experience running large-scale Splunk environment in the tens of terabytes per day of ingest with experience using the Enterprise Security module. 

You'll also be expected to have expert level systems administration skills in Linux and Windows platforms, and must have experience with software development in Python, automation experience (Chef, Terraform, Cloud Formation), cloud hosting (AWS, GCP & Azure), and the DevOps team culture.

You must be prepared to work with engineering, creative and production teams in an extremely collaborative and high-energy environment to brainstorm, architect, gather requirements, troubleshoot, and provide stellar customer support. 

Translate ideas into tangible products that shape experiences by focusing on a systematic approach to automation, resilience, efficiency, stability, security, performance, and capacity management, as well as documentation and serve as a subject matter expert through internal and external tech talks and conferences.

Make an impact on a transformative team and culture by designing, building, and supporting systems for a large-scale enterprise Splunk production environment that hosts a variety of input sources for The Walt Disney Company.
Collaborate and serve as a thought partner to work with various Engineering and Production teams to gather requirements, troubleshoot issues, apply a scientific approach to continuous improvement, challenge status quo, promote a high accountability trust culture and provide stellar customer support. 
Inspire and lead initial discovery, architecture, design, automation, implementation and operationalization, including:

  • Business Engagement and Requirements Gathering

  • Architectural Review, Proof of Concept Work, and Onboarding

  • Project: Build and Operationalize New data sources of Systems/Sites/Services/Products

  • Systematic Load Testing, Troubleshooting, Optimization and Tuning

  • Create System and Application Monitors, Trending Metrics and Reports

  • Development: Tools and Automation Frameworks

  • Hosting Platforms and Infrastructure Design and Support

  • Documentation: Creation of Application Infrastructure Design documents, Operational Run books, and Knowledge Base Articles

Basic Requirements:

  • 7 or more years of experience with SPLUNK and relevant internet technologies and with implementing, administering, and supporting production websites and backend support systems
  • Expertise with large-scale Splunk environments (multiple tens of TBs/day of ingest)
  • Strong in scripting languages such as Python with ability to build test coverage for all software being developed
  • Systems administration skills on Linux and Windows platforms
  • Networking skills and protocols (e.g. HTTP, TLS, SSH, DNS)
  • Experience with Source Control Management systems (e.g. Git)
  • Expertise in public and private cloud hosting services (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure)
  • Proficient with data technologies (e.g. NoSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, Elastic) including being able to perform basic setup, configuration, and troubleshooting
  • Able to implement existing base standards for new systems and/or applications for all of the following:
  • Site/Systems monitoring and instrumentation
  • Application monitoring and instrumentation
  • System monitoring and instrumentation
  • Resilience, performance & Telemetry data
  • Able to diagnose simple to complex system and process problems.
  • Able to perform and provide in depth analysis on load test runs against a moderately complex system
  • Independently resolve moderately to highly complex system and application incidents
  • Able to identify and propose system and application fixes for performance bottlenecks

Required Education :

Bachelor Science degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience in technical operations and software engineering


  • Splunk certifications (Enterprise Security is a major plus)

  • Certifications from the various cloud providers is a plus (preference for AWS)

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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 Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. 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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