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Content Systems Engineer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10074662 Location Glendale, California, United States Business Disney Entertainment Television Date posted Mar. 28, 2024

Job Summary:

ABC Owned Television Station is seeking a strong candidate for the role of Content Systems Engineer. This technology team is part of the ABC Owned Television (ABC OTV) group which is in the Disney Entertainment division. Our technology teams all contribute to create a high-performance and positive work culture that is committed to high quality standards, employee growth, and a focus on innovation.  Technology is nothing without the team behind it and we invest in our teams by promoting healthy work-life balance, training, and competitive compensation and benefits. 

This role is hands on and is responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting mission critical media systems supporting various departments across the enterprise and primarily media production. 


  • Design and implement new technologies and workflows to support short and long-term business goals

  • Develop relationships with stations/departments across the country to understand system needs and pain points

  • Continuously optimize workflows for quality, efficiency, and speed across the enterprise

  • Provide support and troubleshooting for mission critical applications by working with both internal and external teams to drive a timely resolution of issues

  • Perform routine maintenance and regular upgrades to all applications and hardware

  • Maintain operational and technical documentation for systems

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years of broadcast/engineering experience

  • Advanced knowledge of media workflow and orchestration systems such as Telestream Vantage, IBM Aspera, Dalet Galaxy, etc.

  • Knowledge of Python, PowerShell, or other scripting languages

  • Knowledge of public cloud solutions (primarily AWS) and traditional on-premises solutions (VMware, NetApp Storage, etc.)

  • Understanding of video storage and playout systems and their workflows (transcoding, archiving, etc.) as well as non-linear editing systems (Adobe Premiere)

  • Excellent organization and communication skills, with the ability to multitask and quickly adapt to changing requirements

  • Ability to work early mornings, late nights, holidays, and weekends as needed for outages and/or maintenance windows, and participate in the department’s on-call rotation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management experience is a plus

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Broadcast Engineering, or equivalent experience

The hiring range for this position in California is $92,700--$124,400 per year based on a 40 hour work week. The amount of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs. 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 Entertainment Television:

Disney Entertainment Television is a collection of renowned content brands at The Walt Disney Company creating original entertainment and news programming for the company’s streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Star, and its broadcast and cable networks. Its extensive portfolio is comprised of ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective, in addition to Disney Television Studios, which include 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, ABC Signature and Walt Disney Television Alternative. Responsible for over 4,500 hours of programming a year across more than 300 programs of all genres, Disney Entertainment Television’s creative brands are at the forefront of groundbreaking storytelling, captivating audiences and generating critical acclaim. In 2023, Disney Entertainment Television’s programming excellence earned 163 Emmy® nominations across daytime, primetime, news & documentary, and children’s & family categories.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 ABC, Inc., which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment Television.

ABC, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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