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Lead Media Streaming Engineer

New York, NY - US

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Job ID 763450BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Aug. 06, 2020

Job Summary:

As a Media Streaming Engineer, you will work as an individual contributor in a small and dynamic team of engineers responsible for designing and implementing software based tools to assist operators in the Media Delivery department in efficiently managing and monitoring the state of our video ingest pipeline. You will ensure that our internal hardware and software systems are functioning properly, provide training and support, and contribute to the creation of documentation of operational procedures. Department leads will look to you, and this team, to provide recommendations on ways to improve our workflows with ideas for new types of tooling and analysis of our ingest pipeline. This position requires a highly skilled individual with strong creative and analytic skills.


Development of software tools and scripts
Research and discovery
Maintenance and support of hardware systems
Documentation and training

Basic Qualifications:

BA/BS in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering or equivalent

Expert in Linux, Mac and Windows environments

Advanced Linux BASH scripting experience

Intermediate to advanced knowledge of at least one programming/scripting language, Python preferred

Comfortable modifying and contributing to xml/json schema

Knowledge of video codecs and compression, specifically H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC

Good understanding of ABR streaming, specifically HLS

Knowledge of video fundamentals

Experience with open source encoding software such as FFMPEG or GStreamer

Experience working with media encoding platforms

Comfortable acting as a technical lead to other departments to address and resolve problems

Comfortable working with DSS staff around the country.

Strong multi-tasking abilities.

Strong communication skills

About Disney Streaming Services:

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. We serve consumers by bringing the world’s most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

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 segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

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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