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Principal Engineering Manager - Monetisation (Subscriptions/Payments) (Remote Working)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 8e094bea-942e-4a2f-965f-da140ee5fcbe Location Gurgaon, India / Bengaluru, India / Mumbai, India / Hyderabad, India Business Disney+ Hotstar Date posted Jul. 19, 2022

Job Summary:

Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) brings together the Company’s best-in-class product, technology, and commercialization teams together into one global organization. DMED is responsible for the P&L management and all distribution, network and engineering operations, sales, advertising, data, and certain key technology functions worldwide for the Company’s content engines. DMED also manages operations of the Company’s streaming services including Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ Hotstar; and domestic broadcast and cable television networks.

Disney+ Hotstar is leading the way as the largest and smartest video platform in the country, reaching over 300 million users today. We claim the record for the highest concurrent viewership at 25.3 million during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Disney+ Hotsar is also way ahead of its competition based on paid subscriptions. It is today, the one-stop destination for all your entertainment needs - from Live Sports, Indian and International Shows and Movies to all Disney content, including Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Disney+ Originals. We’re looking for the brightest minds to build the future of TV with us.

About the Team and the Role 
Disney+ Hotstar’s Subscription and Payments team has established Disney+ Hotstar as a leader in the OTT arena in India. This team has been instrumental in building one of the most impressive tech for enabling Direct-to-Consumer and Business-to-Business channels for growing subscriptions in India.

In this role, you will build the next phase of our Subscription and Payments platform that will further accelerate the vision of monetising Disney+ Hotstar platform. We aspire to reach, acquire and retain users in any part of the world (not just in India),  be it via Direct on the platform or be it via our simple Partnership channels off the platform. You will be leading nothing short of a FinTech engineering charter within the OTT space and have to deal with challenges thrown by the super fast changing payment landscape both in India and International, demanding and cost sensitive users and competition that is well known across the globe.

As a Principal Engineering Manager for the team, you will work closely with Product and Business teams to set the vision, roadmap and develop backend platforms while building innovative subscription/payment/growth experiences on all leading mobile and Living Room devices.  These experiences have to be highly performant, personalized, engaging and relevant to potentially the entire 300+ million users in India or in EMEA/SEA or wherever Disney+ Hotstar has a role to play. It should compel users to subscribe and stick to Disney+ Hotstar as their OTT of choice no matter what category of content they love to watch - General Entertainment, Live Sports or Live channels. 

The pace of our growth is incredible – if you want to tackle hard and interesting problems at scale, and create an impact within an entrepreneurial environment, join us!

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Vision: Partner with Product and Business teams to lead innovation and set the roadmap for the short and long term charter for Hotstar’s Subscription and Payments.

  • Tech: Work closely with the architects and senior engineers to build the best and cost efficient Monetisation ecosystem that wows our business partners (internal and external) as much as it compels the end user of our platform to remain a paid user.

  • Execution:Lead the overall software development lifecycle. Own the execution of the Subscription and Payment charter against project plans and delivery commitments.

  • People:Plan and grow the Subscription and Payments engineering charter, mentor, and build a best-of-class engineering team.

What to Bring

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field.Exposure to Finance Technology or Subscription/Growth engineering is a big plus.
  • 12+ years of experience designing and developing complex, interactive consumer applications
  • Proficient with either Java or GoLang
  • 7+ years of experience in software development with strong expertise in Java with micro web frameworks – like Play, Spring MVC, reactive programming
  • At least 5 years managing software development teams including hands-on architectural or distributed systems experience
  • Exposure in building RESTful APIs with monitoring(New Relic, statsd, graphite), fault tolerance and metrics
  • Experience with MySQL, NoSQL (Cassandra, Redis, DynamoDB)
  • Experience in server-side services using ElasticSearch, KafkaExperience with AWS stack.
  • Experience with CI/CD processes.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit combined with strong programming and product management skills
Our Values
- We are customer obsessed
- We are audacious in vision and action
- We encourage honesty and open dialogue
- We respect everyone and every point of view
- We make objective and data-driven decisions
- We believe trust and accountability go hand-in-hand
- We invest in each other's growth
- We bring our A-game and nothing else
- We take charge and get it done

The Perks
- The glory. Almost too much responsibility. 
- No dress code. Unlimited leave.
- A fun-life balance. 
- A ticket on our rocket ship to the moon. 

Who we are as an employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

Who we are as a company 
We’re Disney+ Hotstar. The go-to destination for over 300 million users for everything from Live Sports, Indian and International Shows and Movies to all Disney content, including Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Disney+ originals. Our mission is to revolutionize internet entertainment through smart personalization, and by building a global video platform that takes over the world wide web and the whole wide world. 

To learn more about our team, check out the following blogs :

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: 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 Novi Digital Entertainment Pvt Ltd, which is part of a business we call Disney+ Hotstar.

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