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Broadcast Infrastructure Software Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 904250BR Location Illinois, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted Jun. 06, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible

- 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. A remote opportunity may be possible for qualified candidates under certain circumstances and, if granted, the employee would work remotely on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

Broadcast Infrastructure is a group of talented individuals responsible for the initial phase of the DSS live ecosystem. This phase includes large scale complex broadcast systems that perform signal acquisition, processing, and normalization of broadcast signals through to the input of ABR (web) encoders. These broadcast systems support baseband, IP, or hybrid workflows, and are located at DSS on-prem or cloud multimedia datacenters and partner locations around the world.

The Broadcast Infrastructure team is involved with the planning, procurement, design, development, installation, testing, evaluation, and life-cycle support for new and existing DSS broadcast systems. Broadcast Infrastructure consists of 4 primary teams: Design, Project Management, Systems, and Software. Each team provides a unique and valuable skill set to the organization.

The Broadcast Infrastructure Software Engineer is responsible for writing software tools to control and monitor various broadcast systems in DSS facilities. This includes the infrastructure located at the multimedia datacenters across North American and at other locations around the world. The candidate will ensure work is completed in a timely manner, and interface with various departments to determine software requirements. Equipment encountered in this position includes, but is not limited to, broadcast servers, multiviewers, broadcast automation systems, routers, fiber transmission equipment, satellite systems, various automation servers, and IP networking hardware.

Responsibilities:

  • Ascertain software requirements for various projects
  • Interface with other software developers throughout the organization
  • Write scripts and applications to control or monitor equipment
  • Develop custom monitoring tools and displays using ELK, Grafana, and similar tools
  • Provide feedback and technical reports to management on the progress and status of assigned projects
  • Perform other Multimedia related special assignments, which may include travel to remote sites
  • Provide professional, courteous, and timely technical support
  • Assist other Engineers in project research, design, planning, implementation, procedural documentation and training
  • Troubleshoot program and system malfunctions to restore normal functioning.
  • Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve workflow.
  • Consult with management to ensure agreement on system principles.
  • Confer with clients regarding the nature of the information processing or computation needs a computer program is to address.
  • Develop, document and revise system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards.
  • Train staff and users to work with computer systems and programs.
  • Assess the usefulness of pre-developed application packages and adapt them to a user environment.
  • Define the goals of the system and devise flow charts and diagrams describing logical operational steps of programs.
  • Provide staff and users with assistance solving computer related problems, such as malfunctions and program problems.
  • Use object-oriented programming languages, as well as client and server applications development processes and multimedia and Internet technology.
  • Review and analyze computer printouts and performance indicators to locate code problems, and correct errors by correcting codes.
  • Read manuals, periodicals, and technical reports to learn how to develop programs that meet staff and user requirements.
  • Determine computer software or hardware needed to set up or alter system.
  • Analyze information processing or computation needs and plan and design computer systems, using techniques such as structured analysis, data modeling and information engineering.
  • Interview or survey workers, observe job performance or perform the job to determine what information is processed and how it is processed.
  • Specify inputs accessed by the system and plan the distribution and use of the results.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Written communication and organization skills.
  • Programming skills in Objective-C and Python a plus.
  • Basic network knowledge and programming experience.
  • Take ownership of software programs and system goals within the team and within the organization (intra-organization) with less straightforward solutions.
  • Contribute to the evolution of the team’s software engineering practices, recommending changes in development, coding, maintenance, and system standards
  • Efficiently supports owned software throughout the lifecycle.
  • Performs technical maintenance and troubleshooting for complex systems.
  • Reviews code to uphold standards for readability and maintainability.
  • Strong knowledgebase in one or two key areas in software engineering.
  • Understanding of audio, video, and network signal flows a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Typically has 2-6 years of experience in a technical field.
  • Has working knowledge of technological components utilized by the organization.
  • Working experience of DevOps platforms utilized by the company.
  • Programming skills in Java and JavaScript.

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field preferred, or equivalent training or work experience.

Additional Information:

#DISNEYTECH

About Disney Streaming:

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 Streaming.

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.

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