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Data Engineer

Glendale, CA - US

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Job ID 692611BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted 31/07/2019

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Studios is comprised of large team of creative professionals who produce and acquire live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings and live stage plays that tell memorable, life changing stories. Few media and entertainment companies can rival the brands we have the honor of bringing to the world.

As part of the Studio’s Technology team you’ll be joining a group of passionate, dedicated technologists solving a range of interesting problems in innovative ways in an exciting and dynamic industry.


You will be instrumental in building scalable, extensible, maintainable data ingest, transformation, and reporting tools, infrastructure, and applications. We store, analyze, visualize and report on data for everything from the financial engines that keep the Studio running to consumer applications that touch millions of people.

You will:
  • Design, build and deliver high-quality data and software tools and solutions
  • Collaborate with other software engineers and cross-functional teams
  • Contribute new ideas to a larger community of high-caliber professionals
  • Balance resources, requirements, and complexity

Basic Qualifications:

The Walt Disney Studios seeks a Data Engineer to join the Studio Technology Data Services team. This team is a highly visible department that plays an integral part in key business decisions across the Studio organization and the company.

We’re seeking the following in a candidate:
  • An educational background that has enabled your trajectory in technology. Surprise us!
  • 2+ years of professional software experience
  • Expertise in data analysis and database engineering
  • Experience in agile software development process
  • Smart, motivated, and curious about both the technology and the business
  • Able to demonstrate working knowledge of some:
    • Java/JVM, Python, SQL, R, Scala
    • Apache Spark & associated tooling
    • Data science notebooks (Databricks, Jupyter)
    • Git, Github, Gitlab ○ AWS, Terraform
    • Docker, Kubernetes, Helm
    • Job Schedulers (Azkaban/Airflow)
    • Test-driven development

Preferred Qualifications:

It would be cool if you knew and could teach people about:
  • R, Scala
  • Kafka, KStreams, KSQL
  • GraphQL
  • RDS, DynamoDB

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. Ours is a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration that brings together visionary artists, gifted technologists and savvy business minds to conjure up magical entertainment experiences for a global audience.

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

Walt Disney Pictures 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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