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Build & Release Engineer II

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10002348 Location Los Angeles, California, United States / Santa Monica, California, United States / San Francisco, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Jul. 27, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

We are looking for a Release Manager to join our Living Room Devices Engineering team, where you will help deliver the apps our teams build and push the boundaries of what is possible on some of the most interesting 10-foot devices in the marketplace. If working in a collaborative team environment and facing new challenges every day while your apps get used by millions of people excites you, then this is the role for you.

This opening is for release managers working in one of our Bay Area or NYC office locations or those interested in working remote.

We truly believe we offer a unique opportunity for any technologist:

  • To work on a bleeding edge technology stack

  • To work with a world-class team of Engineers

  • To work on award-winning, complex apps and systems

  • To work in a highly collaborative team environment

  • To have an influence on the innovation of products used globally by millions


  • Work with all stakeholders in Dev, QA, and vehicle operations to assemble cross-organizational project teams, tracking progress and delivering towards release milestones

  • Track results of all required tests, analyze release blockers, and enable successful resolution

  • Continuously evaluate the efficiency of existing processes and procedures of change and release management and improve practices 

  • Work with various engineering leads, project managers and QA leads to manage build and release process across multiple applications simultaneously

  • Manage continuous integration process for Roku, Smart TVs, Chromecast, PlayStation, Xbox, and cable set-top boxes

  • Maintain and develop build management systems (Jenkins, scripts, build servers, etc.)

  • Drive best practices for source control, continuous integration and release management.

  • Continuously work to improve the efficiency and scalability of our build and release processes and environments 

  • Work with systems engineers to stand up and support build server instances

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong working knowledge of Jenkins, Git, writing build scripts and distributing builds to both internal assets for testing, as well as to app stores for submission

  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills with a strong sense of “team”

  • 2+ years experience as technical project manager, devops engineer, release manager, or similar role

  • 2+ years experience on an agile development team

  • Understanding of software version control systems, good knowledge of git and command line

  • Familiarity with AWS S3 and CloudFront

  • Coding experience in Javascript (client and server) 

  • Understanding of data serialization formats such as JSON and YAML

  • Familiarity with shell scripting

  • Excellent understanding of continuous integration principles and practices

  • Excellent working knowledge of GitHub, Artifactory, Jira, Slack and integrating them with a build process.

  • Excellent understanding of the software development lifecycle

  • Knowledge of agile software development methodologies


Recommended Qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or similar with 2+ years industry experience

  • 3-5+ years of experience working with large, complex products

  • Experience working with and setting up development hardware

  • Experience distributing builds on Roku Channel Store, Sony DevNet, Microsoft Dev Portal, Samsung Seller Office

  • Good knowledge of beta build distribution channels such as HockeyApp

  • Working knowledge of building complex apps using gulp and Visual Studio 

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Experience in defining release readiness criteria, ensuring all changes meet criteria prior to deployment

  • Experience with CI build systems and ability to triage failures

  • Experience working on large process improvement and/or automation projects and programs

  • Broad understanding of programming structure (makefiles, headers, code) and compilation process (compile, link) experience with multi-platform (Unix, Windows, etc.) build environments

Must be open to working pacific hours


Additional Information:


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.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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