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Senior Software Development Engineer - Platform Engineer (Remote Working)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 3401a37b-fd4c-4615-9e1b-9d75e9442f29 Location Gurgaon, India / Bengaluru, India / Mumbai, India / Hyderabad, India / Fort Cochin, India Business Disney+ Hotstar Date posted Jul. 06, 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.

About the Role
Disney+ Hotstar’s Infrastructure Engineering team manages technologies and builds platforms that power engineering teams at Hotstar. We operate compute clusters and ingress technologies across several geographies with stringent capacity, reliability, and uptime requirements. We also power the platform that scales the infrastructure during large events as well as provides the guaranteed performance of workloads running on the infrastructure. We set the standard for how infrastructure is managed through code and at the same time build tools and abstractions that help the development teams stay focused on providing a great user experience for our customers. We use AWS for our cloud on top of which we run Kubernetes, Terraform, Envoy, Vault, and Victoria Metrics, all of which are tied together by frameworks we have built in-house. We are a polyglot team and our diverse tools and APIs are written in Golang, Python, and Ruby. If you want to work for a team that tackles customer as well as organizational scale, then you are in the right place.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • You will design, build and enhance abstractions on top of infrastructure platforms such as AWS and Kubernetes that simplify infra experience for the organization.
  • You will evaluate feature requests from functional teams, generalize them and propose abstracted solutions.
  • You will learn cloud and other compute platform capabilities from a developer standpoint and make use of APIs and extension points to build tools and solutions.
  • You will participate in design reviews for both infra tools and customer serving applications and provide platform-level feedback.
  • You will work with the Cloud Infra team closely in evolving the architecture of platform solutions to fit the need of the organization.
  • You will be responsible for uptime, disaster recovery, and the performance of solutions built by the Infrastructure Platform team.
  • You will continuously evaluate relevant technologies, influence and drive architecture and design discussions

What to Bring

  • Expertise with Golang - Including idiomatic code for modules, CLIs, and APIs. 
  • Experience in following good coding practices and hygiene, including test-first methodologies. 
  • Experience in designing code in form of modules and interfaces and writing extensible APIs
  • Exposure to distributed architectures and tools and protocols such as Kafka, Redis, gRPC, H2, etc.
  • Experience in writing good documentation - with an emphasis on clarity and concision.
  • Exposure to Infra Technologies - such as AWS,  Kubernetes, and Linux.

What is the ideal growth path for this Role

  • The candidate will grow as an SSDE/Architect on the career ladder of the engineering team at Hotstar. 
  • The scope then is to provide end-to-end solutions for infrastructure evolution and emerging technologies adoption.

Ideal Education & Experience

  • B.Tech/B.E/ Masters. in Computer Science from a reputed college or related technical discipline with 5-9 years of experience in designing and writing APIs and web applications that serve a moderate to the large user base.
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 : https://tech.hotstar.com/  

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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