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Architect - CTO's office, Disney+ Hotstar

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID a54e436e-b83c-4b9e-a564-4ad286881c22 Location Gurgaon, India Business Disney+ Hotstar Date posted Nov. 20, 2023

Job Summary:

Job Summary:
The Architect at Disney + Hotstar, the leading OTT platform in India, will play a crucial role alongside the CTO’s office in driving innovation, designing the overall Hotstar architecture, and leading important programs for the org. The person will have oversight of the entire tech platform and help in guiding multiple tech teams, collaborating with them and with their leaders. The person will have the humility to learn, build depth, and understand the workings of all critical frontend/backend systems and even be hands-on with critical components during key events. The Architect will build and raise the bar on best practices. Being part of the CTO’s office also means that the person will constantly work on improving the Tech culture - be a culture guardian.

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will play a lead role in running and managing the operational excellence at Hotstar. You'll be the efficiency champion for cost and operations. You'll find ways to improve the overall developer productivity and guide leaders on improving the overall health of the org
  • You will play a critical role in ensuring the quality of overall Hotstar architecture and design of various systems and components
  • You will functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions
  • You will develop technical roadmaps, outlining future directions and planned technological advancements
  • Fully and completely understand system interdependencies and limitations. Armored with this knowledge, you'll often serve as the guiding light and conflict-resolver/tie-breaker for various teams. You'll help teams reach the right decision for the org by bringing in a neutral stance
  • You'll lead by example by taking ownership of building and launching key components and systems in production
  • You will exert technical influence over large teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience. Mentor on advanced technical matters for career growth
  • You will unblock and pave the path with rapid prototyping thereby removing blindspots.

Skills & Attributes for success:

  • Minimum 10+ years of experience building either mobile applications or scalable systems with mastery in either of them (frontend or backend) or both
  • You'll lead by example by taking ownership of building and launching key components and systems in production
  • Sound business judgment, proven ability to influence others, and strong analytical thinking skills
  • Solid background with hands-on experience as a software development engineer
  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and designing for performance
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Proficiency in data stores (SQL, NoSQL) and ability to choose the right technology based on requirements
  • Ability to provide technical guidance across frontend and backend technologies with great depth in one of the areas at least
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, thrive in a highly innovative and fast-paced environment, achieving stretch goals while clearing up forward debt for long-term success
  • Extensive experience in mentoring junior engineers to success
  • Humble to learn from others and from past experiences
  • Ability to foster a fun culture within and across teams and be a culture guardian

Preferred Education & Experience

  • B.Tech /B.E/ Masters or equivalent degree from a reputed college 
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience as a full stack/mobile/backend developer with hands-on experience in building:
1) large scalable and performant distributed systems OR 
2) mobile applications that have seen significant scale
  • Any experience in ML, data science, or search in B2C(e-commerce, OTT) is a plus
About Us
Disney+ Hotstar is India’s leading streaming platform that has changed the way Indians watch their entertainment - from their favorite TV shows and movies to sporting extravaganzas. With the widest range of content in India, Disney+ Hotstar offers more than 100,000 hours of TV Shows and Movies in 18 languages and coverage of major global sporting events. As a mission-driven organization with a relentless focus on our users, we are dedicated to attracting and retaining world-class talent to drive our success.

About Disney+ Hotstar:

Hotstar is one of the fastest growing video-on-demand services. Scratch that. We’re Hotstar. The go-to destination for over 100mn active users who seek anything from award-winning English shows and movies to regional content to live sports. Our mission is to revolutionize internet entertainment through smart personalization, and by building a global video platform - talk about taking over the world wide web and the whole wide world. We believe there are only two ways to realize our goals – by daring or daring more.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Novi Digital Entertainment Pvt Ltd, which is part of a business we call Disney+ Hotstar.

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