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Lead Software Engineer, Security

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 863890BR Location New York, New York, United States / Remote, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted Oct. 18, 2021

Job Summary:

The Media Distribution team is looking to hire a talented Lead Software Engineer to support the growing Content Distribution & Origin (CDO) Engineering team. The Media Distribution team within Disney Streaming is responsible for the development, support, and management of the content delivery pipeline from the Origin to the end-user.


  • Oversee, engage, and execute security architecture and design reviews that are in alignment to a chosen framework.
  • Analysis of known and emerging threats to determine risks against Disney Streaming content delivery assets
  • Prevent attacks through threat modeling, system audits, system hardening and policy compliance
  • Architect detection and mitigation strategies for common risk vectors
  • Consult internal information security resources within Disney Streaming and across TWDC to ensure supported platforms are following best practices
  • Contribute to or lead a significant part of the implementation and deployment of control plane software for the Disney Origin, Midtier, and Edge infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with development teams to implement security focused software features
  • Apply principled engineering practices including unit testing, integration testing, continuous integration and, by your example, lead others in your team to do likewise.
  • Develop your technical understanding to support and build your career.
  • Act as a mentor and an example to others in your team and across the organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of security architecture, threat modeling, risk management, security engineering and tools, operations, and incident response experience.
  • 8+ years of software development and/or systems engineering experience.
  • 8+ years linux administration and/or development experience.
  • Experience securing large scale content delivery networks and expertise in the underlying HTTP, TLS, and DNS protocols.
  • Experience with anomaly detection and observability tools such as ELK, Splunk, Kentik, Prometheus, Grafana, Influx, ClickHouse, etc.
  • Knowledge of host and network based defenses including firewalls, AAA policy, DDoS mitigation.

Additional Information:

Location: New York, NY; or Remote.

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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