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Lead Data Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7122932020220515 Location Glendale, California, United States / New York, New York, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Aug. 25, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) Technology creates products, platforms, and innovations for the DMED Segment and the Walt Disney Company by driving the strategic development and use of technology, building scalable systems and products to empower our businesses and engage consumers. The DMED Technology organization enables enterprise-wide consumer technology and data capability to deliver on the promise of more direct consumer relationships, personalized product experiences, and more active engagement with content and advertising. With global scale, local presence, and deep technological excellence, DMED Technology helps DMED and The Walt Disney Company optimize technology platforms and resources, bring creative ideas to life, and create industry-shaping approaches.

Consumer Experiences & Platforms brings together our engineering and product teams to develop, create, enhance, and grow a DMED Technology digital product portfolio that reaches more than 380 million consumers worldwide each month.

The CXP team leads efforts to deliver the most relevant experiences in real time based on the consumer, content, and context wherever they engage. The team also enables rapid A/B testing at scale to expand learnings and fuel data-driven decisions.  Driving visibility of experiments, results and insights while providing tools to manage requests for new ideas.

Our team is…

  • A group of engineers and data scientists with diverse expertise delivering solutions together.

  • Collaborative and dynamic.

  • Embracing agile practices.

  • Using continuous integration/automated testing.

  • Led by startup veterans.


  • Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture

  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources

  • Work with stakeholders including the Executive, Product, Data and Design teams to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs.

  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software

  • Participate in the design and implementation of core Platforms and Content Distribution systems

  • Collaborate with internal & external teams to define requirements and delivery schedules for projects

  • Design and deliver high quality code for small to medium size projects and make critical contributions working with others on larger projects

  • Work with the team to iteratively improve development practices and processes

  • Build strong relationships with the team while collectively finding opportunities for improvements around quality and automation


  • 7+ Years of relevant work experience

  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.

  • Experience building and optimizing data pipelines, architectures and data sets.

  • Robust programming skills and strong experience with Python

  • Experience with the following technologies is a plus: Snowflake, AWS, Kafka, Airflow, Postgresql, Spark 

  • Exposure to full lifecycle of application development, including practices like continuous integration, unit testing, code reviews, documentation, etc.

  • Interest in industry trends on new technologies, best practices and solutions. A passion for innovation and raising the bar in all development aspects.

  • Proven ability to work on a diverse scope of software projects requiring strong attention to detail and creative problem solving.

  • Passion for software quality and for advancing testing as an engineering discipline

  • Required education:  Bachelor’s degree, with equivalent work experience in MIS, Computer Science or related discipline


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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