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Manager, Systems Engineering

New York, NY - US

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Job ID 762836BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Jul. 14, 2020

Job Summary:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment (DTCI) is a global, multiplatform media, technology and distribution organization for high-quality content created by Disney’s Studio Entertainment and Media Networks groups.

DTCI includes Disney’s international media operations and the Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service, the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu, and the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN. BAMTECH Media, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney-branded streaming platforms, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company as part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment.

Disney Streaming Services is a business unit within The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment that oversees all consumer-facing digital video subscription services across the company. Disney Streaming is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including Disney+, the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service, programmed in conjunction with ESPN; and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Its core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively plans, schedules, and assigns work to a group of Systems Engineers and Software Engineers; consistently monitoring the overall function of the team. Ensures proper training of staff.
  • Independently reviews, plans and evaluates operating systems required administration and provides assistance and support to Systems Engineers. This includes performing proactive monitoring practices and preparing proposals on upgrades needed to keep a stable, available and reliable operating environment in place.
  • Defines data/information architecture standards, policies and procedures for the organization, structure, attributes and classification of data elements, and applies accepted data content standards to technology projects.
  • Demonstrates experience with installs and configurations to maintain organization’s servers and operating systems. Follows and promotes the development life cycle process, ensuring that Change Management practices are adhered to.
  • Consistently takes appropriate proactive measures to ensure the stability, availability and reliability of areas under responsibility.
  • Ensures during “emergency and high” problem events that the pertinent System Engineering resources are working the issues and any status updates are given to the Sr. Director of Systems Engineering in a timely fashion.
  • Actively provide and promote the importance of documentation, accurate records of work performed, project tracking, and management reporting. Reviews documentation provided by Systems Engineers for accuracy and quality.
  • Coordinates ongoing maintenance of System tooling and automation methods and associated operating systems.
  • Demonstrates experience in creating and maintaining strong teamwork ethic relationships, working with other IT team members to implement necessary changes, upgrades and enhancements to the systems.
  • Assists the Sr Director of Systems Engineering in the development of philosophies, strategies and policies to support the IT mission.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Highly experienced managing a multi-server distributed environment or distributed network.
  • Experience in managing a software engineering team.
  • Experience with scripting such as Python, Perl, Go, etc
  • Experience with the following operating systems: Linux
  • Understanding of RHEV-M, Ovirt, Kubernettes, and networking a must.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and writing skills and the ability to perform well under pressure.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year of leadership experience in IT environment a plus.
  • Experienced managing technical resources.
  • Demonstrated experience working with multimedia systems

Required Education

  • A degree in Computer Science or other equivalent experience of six or more years working in an IT environment.

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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