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Create Magic and Memories

Lead Software Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 876322BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted Oct. 20, 2021

Job Summary:

We are caching infrastructure professionals who employ best-practices to develop scalable caching solutions. We're responsible for the development and operational efficiency of Disney’s owned and operated Origin, Mitdier, and Edge appliances, which serve content for Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Star+.


  • Lead a significant part of the architecture and implementation of data plane and configuration software to the Disney Origin, Midtier, and Edge appliance ecosystem.
  • Work as a technical lead to architect next generation caching technologies
  • Create and manage mechanisms to collect metrics and synthesize meaningful insights with that data.
  • 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:

  • 15+ years of software architecture and development experience.
  • 10+ years systems programming experience in C or C++ and Python
  • Expert level knowledge of scaling HTTP, caching and networking protocols
  • Demonstrated ability to lead development teams through complex engineering challenges.
  • Proficient writing code against Linux I/O and Storage subsystems
  • A strong foundation in system design
  • Proven experience building highly performant, stable systems
  • A fondness for unit tests and automated testing in multiple forms
  • Knowledge pertaining to the logging and manipulation of monitoring / metrics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with Varnish Cache and VCL
  • Solid troubleshooting and debugging skills
  • Knowledge of video streaming / HLS / DASH
  • Familiarity with storage technologies - SSD, NVME, DC-PDIMM

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 segment 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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