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Senior Software Engineer, Content Management

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10004580 Location Santa Monica, California, United States / San Francisco, California, United States / New York, New York, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Aug. 09, 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:

Media Engineering builds the software and systems that prepare media content and metadata for the Disney Streaming platform - providing the best possible playback experience to our viewers.

Media Engineering handles audio, video, and metadata content from ingest through publish - for normalization, processing, and packaging - supporting operator tools and automation for a scalable workflow. We build logic across players and back-end services to measure, control, and optimize playback across our stack.

Our combined Disney and Hulu team is looking for hardworking team players to join the Media Engineering team, who will thrive upon the legacy of Disney and Hulu, embrace unconventional thinking, and who are passionate about contributing to The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer (DTC) experience through strategic hard work and determination.

The Content Management Platform team is seeking a talented Senior Software Engineer with the drive to advance the technology backbone of Media Engineering. Our team is responsible for acquisition, management, and distribution of content from over 1500 partners. We deliver the highest quality metadata to over a hundred million viewers, and we need your help to expand our systems and create new experiences. As part of this team, you will be responsible for the management and distribution of all descriptive metadata on the Content Management Platform. You will use AWS, Jenkins, Spinnaker, Kubernetes, frameworks such as Spring Boot, and best practices in software engineering.

Responsibilities:

  • Design well-architected solutions and build iteratively into systems while maintaining the best agile practices

  • Understand and implement the best engineering practices to write well-constructed and easy to maintain code and write defensive and robust tests

  • Improve or support the content ingestion and management system APIs, publishing tools, and workflows; implement scalable and robust data engineering pipelines

  • Communicate status with peers and/or managers and present views and opinions respectfully. Collaborate to tackle problems in innovative and efficient new ways

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4 years of software development experience and proficiency in Java, Python, or similar

  • Experience in service frameworks like Spring Boot, Django, or similar

  • Experience building distributed systems in the Cloud (AWS)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of core CS fundamentals and data structures (hashing, trees, graphs, queues, heaps), and a tenacious drive to minimize algorithmic complexity.

  • Proficiency in design and implementation of scalable distributed systems providing resilient and high performance for both transactional and eventually consistent behaviors.

  • Deep understanding of SQL and NoSQL databases including MySQL, Postgres, and DynamoDB, horizontally distributed computing, eventual consistency, messaging queues, and search indexes.

  • An enjoyment for going deep on solving problems or improving systems and collaborating with stakeholders to own a problem end-to-end.

Required Education:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent 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 Hulu, LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Hulu, 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.

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