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Senior Scala Engineer

New York, NY - US

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Job ID 691459BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted 25/07/2019

Job Summary:

It’s not long until the North American launch of the hugely anticipated Disney+ streaming service and with that comes the challenge of delivering a resilient and distributed system that is capable of serving content to consumers all across America. Factor in that we will very quickly start to introduce new territories and you’ve got an incredibly challenging, but highly rewarding large scale system that you can be a part of building.

Disney Streaming Services have already achieved a number of key landmarks for our partners including migrating all of our partners to our newly created multi-tenant linear platform, launching Eurosport Player and ESPN+, and taking the latter to over 2 million paid subscribers in under 9 months, but the success of the upcoming Disney+ service is anticipated to far exceed these achievements. We are looking for talented and aspiring Functional Programmers who want to join us as Senior Scala Engineers in our New York City offices.

Our team based in New York work in small, cross-functional squads that promote Agile practises to ensure each team are responsible for their collection of micro-services that they’ve built, and the delivery of that product. As a backend development team we are experienced advocates of functional programming so you can expect to join a team that are applying principles from FP, Reactive Programming and Distributed Computing to build these services, using Scala, Akka, Kafka, Play, and Cats as well a wide range of AWS technologies such as Kinesis, ddb, Lambdas, and many others.

We have a mature DevOps culture in place where the team are responsible for the infrastructure and deployment of those applications, and we’re actively expanding our SRE function so we can also advance our knowledge on concepts like Observability, Reliability and Availability.


What will you do as a Scala Engineer at Disney Streaming Services:

You will have the opportunity to work on interesting projects using Scala, Akka, Kafka, Kinesis and Dynamo with the aim to build software that is distributed, reactive and scalable.

You will:

  • Lead a significant part of the implementation and deployment of services within your team.

  • Work on challenging and varied business domains including video encoding, digital rights management, advertising, authentication, and payment services.

  • 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 organisation.

Basic Qualifications:

What we’d like to see:

  • We’d love to see some prior experience with the Lightbend Reactive Platform.

  • An understanding of Functional concepts (preferably with Scala)

  • Knowledge and experience building large scale distributed systems

  • Familiarity with Cloud Infrastructure, preferably with AWS

  • Experience creating scalable and reactive web applications with modern frameworks such as: Play, ScalaJS, AngularJS, ReactJS.

  • Demonstrable understanding of high-quality coding and testing practices.

  • A strong understanding of continuous integration and continuous delivery practices.

  • An appetite to learn new technologies and a drive for continual improvement.

  • Contributions to the technical community, either through blogs, internal workshops, meetups or conferences.

Additional Information:

On offer is a competitive salary which is complemented by a Disney benefits and rewards package which includes LTI bonus (long-term-incentive), pension, holiday allowance, annual bonuses, Disney parks & resorts passes and discounts on Disney merchandise.

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 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 Services, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

Cake Solutions Limited 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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