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Manager, Software Engineering

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10004491 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Jul. 18, 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:

 Disney Streaming (DS) is looking for a talented and motivated Manager to join the Web Core Services Infrastructure team. We are a distributed team focused on synthesizing complex cloud-first tooling into a friendly developer experience.  We own tools used to build, test, deploy, and monitor Disney Streaming’s web-based products including Disney+, Star+, Hulu, and ESPN+. Our product is the automation that creates artifacts that are analyzed, tested, published, deployed continuously, and consumed by millions of fans around the world.  

As a manager in Web Core Services you will help cultivate an environment where people can do their best work through strategic thinking, coaching, and career advocacy. You will own the delivery and quality of your team’s commitments to its customers and collaborate across the organization to ensure appropriate prioritization. You should have a passion for servant leadership, team building, and empathy-driven development.


The Web Infrastructure Manager will lead a team of devops and front-end engineers charged with facilitating the release of applications into production. In this position you will collaborate daily with application developers, project managers, test engineers, sysadmins, AWS support engineers, and software vendors.


  • Build a diverse & prolific software development team through a combination of training, career development, recruiting, and process improvement.

  • Lead by example to design technical solutions and ensure that all software conforms to the highest quality standards.

  • Collaborate with product managers and other business partners to prioritize work and set goals for the team.

  • Refine engineering practices and enact positive change within the team.

  • Champion your team's work across the organization

  • Be responsible for the operations of the team's services to ensure stability and uptime.

  Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of technical experience, including 2+ years in an engineering leadership role.

  • Familiarity with devops concepts like performance monitoring, autoscaling, failover, redundancy, traffic analysis, etc.

  • Ability to write documentation and communicate technical topics with clarity.

  • Ability to communicate across multiple teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Care deeply about coaching, mentoring, and growing the careers of your team members.

  • Self-learner, independent, and have excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Experience automating complex processes.

  • Experience with AWS products and services.

  • Experience with CI systems such as Jenkins, GitLab, or Github Actions.

  • Knowledge/experience with some of the following: Docker, NodeJS, Typescript, Bash, Groovy

  • Knowledge/experience with some of the following: PagerDuty, Datadog, New Relic, Artifactory, Spinnaker, Kubernetes, NGINX, and testing frameworks like Jest or Cypress

  • Experience deploying and operating globally distributed, highly available services.   



Bachelor's degree preferred or relevant experience

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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