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Principal Software Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10011162 Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Sep. 19, 2022 Flex Type Remote

- This role is considered remote, which means the employee will work remotely on an ongoing basis and will not have an assigned workspace at a Company designated location.

Job Summary:

At Disney Streaming you'll have the opportunity to create highly scalable and reliable services that power Disney+. You'll get to understand the challenges of facilitating a high-quality, flawless media streaming experience across mobile, connected devices, and web, all while using the latest technologies available from AWS and beyond. You'll be tasked with raising the bar by innovating and adopting new patterns and technologies to keep your teams on the bleeding edge of development. At Disney Streaming Services we feel strongly that teams should own their own processes, decide their own technologies, and design solutions for the long term. If you're interested in working in a highly collaborative team environment like this, please get in touch - we'd love to hear from you!

Disney Streaming has already achieved a number of key landmarks for our partners including launching Eurosport Player, ESPN+ and of course the highly successful Disney+ service. We are looking for an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join us.

The Developer Platform Engineering team is responsible for ensuring services operate reliably at a high scale, while optimizing other attributes such as infrastructure and operations costs in near real-time using public cloud and open source technologies.

If you are interested in joining Disney Streaming in the pursuit of not only crafting new media products but enjoying the products you build, we are interested in hearing from you.


  • Work within a cross functional team of engineers building software in a collaborative & agile development environment

  • Collaborate with engineering teams, data teams, and data scientists to design and build solutions

  • Participate in the full lifecycle of software development (requirements gathering, designing, building, testing, maintenance, and support)

  • Participate in development of all components of the project, including development of backend services, tools, infrastructure, automation, machine learning infrastructure, database, and data solutions

  • Be part of the development for some of the highest scale distributed systems in the world, solving challenging and varied engineering problems

  • Drive and maintain a culture of quality, innovation and experimentation

  • Work with other teams, evangelize the solution, best-practices, data driven decisions, identify new use cases and features and drive adoption

  • Drive and maintain a culture of quality, innovation and experimentation

  • Coach engineers best practices and technical concepts of building large scale distributed systems

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of software engineering experience

  • Experience with Scala or experience with Java and interest in Scala

  • Experience with the JVM ecosystem

  • Knowledge and experience with distributed systems, their development, operations, observability, scalability, and elasticity

  • Experience with devOps, building automation and reliability in large scale systems, immutable infrastructure, containerization, including tools such as Jenkins, GitHub Actions, AWS CodeDeploy, Docker, AWS EC2, ECS, EKS, languages like Python, Go

  • Experience deploying and running AWS-based solutions and familiarity with tools such as Cloud Formation, IAM, Cloudwatch, EC2, Kinesis, etc.

  • Automated testing at different levels (unit, integration, functional, performance, etc.)

  • Cross-functional approach to software development, DevOps experience

  • You're a self-learner, independent, and have excellent problem-solving skills.

  • You care deeply about craftsmanship in your software, and can work backwards from the customer experience.

  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with functional programming

  • Experience deploying and running AWS-based solutions and familiarity with tools such as DynamoDB, Elasticache, Lambda, Kinesis, S3, Firehose, EMR etc.

  • Knowledge of the data, streaming data, and machine learning ecosystems

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience

The pay range for this position in Colorado is $156,374  to $209,770 per year, however, base pay offered may vary depending on geographic region, internal equity, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

If you would like to see more of the work we’re doing, follow us on Linkedin and Twitter, or follow our new Technology Blog “Disney Streaming Services - The Art of Possible”.

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

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 Media & Entertainment Distribution.

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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