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Senior Software Engineer- Media Solutions Architect

New York, New York, United States

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Job ID 827763BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Jul. 21, 2021

Job Summary:

Are you passionate about video? Do you love delivering impactful media playback experiences? Do you thrive on creating connections across teams to design and deliver elegant solutions to complex problems?

As a Senior Media Solutions Architect, you will help architect and deliver the best in class video experience across all client platforms (browsers, mobile devices, OTT devices), pushing the envelope of what is technically possible with the most exciting content in the industry.

The Senior Media Solutions Architect is responsible for the video playback engineering solution architecture and design, as well as integration and delivery for technology projects. It is the responsibility of the Senior Media Solutions Architect to coordinate with engineering leaders from various media-related disciplines (video players, client applications, media delivery, encoding and packaging, provisioning, media services, content engineering, infrastructure, data/information, advertising) to define the most effective solution to business problems, while also leveraging their knowledge of existing systems and services and the capabilities available in the marketplace.

The ideal candidate should have deep video playback experience and knowledge across all platforms (mobile, web and OTT), and requires technical knowledge and skills that are broad and deep, covering various software and platforms. The candidate must be comfortable operating in complex heterogeneous technology environments and have experience with highly integrated and mission-critical solutions. The candidate must possess the ability to share and communicate ideas clearly, both orally and in writing, to business sponsors and partners, technical resources, and executives, in clear concise language that is effective for each respective group.

Whether you’re in New York or California we provide opportunities to elevate your career and to transform an industry. In some cases, we are also open to remote employees.

We truly believe we offer a unique opportunity for any technologist:

  • To work within a strong organization of video experts
  • To work on a bleeding edge video player stack
  • To work with a world-class team of engineers
  • To work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • To have an influence on the innovation of products used globally by millions


  • Architect. Engineer. Designer. Innovator. Coordinator. Leader.
  • Collaborate with client application development teams, services engineering, QA teams, and product teams to deliver best in class Video Playback solutions.
  • Translate media-focused requirements into practical, real-world solutions.
  • Design and deliver media playback solutions, considering all involved systems and teams.
  • Work closely with Media-focused Engineers to implement solutions that leverage existing and new system capabilities.
  • Coordinate solution implementation efforts across Media-focused Engineering teams, including front-end client platforms, backend systems/teams, QA, QE, and others.
  • Work closely with Product, EPM, Engineers, and other teams to ensure that business needs are fulfilled in an efficient and collaborative manner across all implementation teams.
  • Work closely with EPM to ensure that all stakeholders are continuously informed throughout the design, build, and delivery of the project.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of video playback experience
  • 4+ years of experience architecting and designing complex video playback solutions and experiences
  • Deep knowledge of video streaming protocols (HLS and/or MPEG-DASH), video formats, audio formats, DRM implementations, timed text, in-stream metadata, video analytics, and DAI
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing large engineering initiatives across various teams
  • Required knowledge and understanding of technical/application architecture, application systems design, and integration in a large heterogeneous enterprise environment with various programming languages (JavaScript, Kotlin, swift, etc.)
  • Strong technical knowledge across various client platforms, including Android, Apple, Desktop Web, Browser-based devices, Smart TVs, Set-top boxes, Chromecast, PlayStation, Xbox, Roku, and other OTT devices
  • Experience delivering distributed systems in production environments
  • Required Knowledge of industry-standard project execution methodologies like Agile/SCRUM
  • Proven experience influencing business and technology leadership
  • Demonstrated skills in partnering with various architecture disciplines in software development
  • Innovative ideas to reduce the overall cost of deliverables with improved quality and time to market
  • Ability to learn and apply new technologies, quickly and effectively
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent leadership, communication, facilitation, and presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task amongst several priorities
  • Strong ability to influence without authority
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

Preferred Education

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or relevant industry experience

About Disney Streaming Services:

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 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 or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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