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Site Reliability Engineering Tech Lead

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 932626BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted Feb. 14, 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:

Do you want to be part of a team that makes streaming magic through one of the most reliable streaming services in the World? Our SREs provide expert engineering services in cloud automation, and reliability engineering to all of our services that power streaming for Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu, Star+ and more, home to 100 million+ subscribers and ESPN fight nights. We are passionate about our services running with maximum uptime and minimum latency so that our subscribers have the best streaming experience of all our content.

Our SRE teams are leading the improvements, optimization, and availability of applications across the Disney Streaming organization, taking a consultative approach to SRE by educating, mentoring, and delivering automation to foster performance and resiliency in best practice.

We are seeking out an individual who brings prior experience as a Team Lead. You should possess leadership and mentoring qualities, a vision for building reliable systems, and an ability to manage and guide technical solutions and improvements to completion. Working hand-in-hand with service development teams, , a team lead is expected to set short term and long term goals to help drive reduction of toil through automation, improvements in incident management and observability, new tooling solutions to expose and solve critical reliability issues, assure documentation is well maintained and help foster cross team pollination of knowledge and awareness. The role is highly collaborative and involves significant interaction with fellow team members, stakeholders and SRE leadership.

Fostering innovation is a critical component to success here at Disney Streaming. Therefore, the ideal candidate will also need to be highly adaptable to changes, and be able to pivot when required.


  • Technical Decision Making
  • Structuring short- and long-term work for the team (Road mapping)
  • Mentor and support team members with Site Reliability Engineering best practices to ensure the team delivers to its stakeholders
  • Work closely with development teams and provide them with technical guidance to ensure new features have the proper operational support and maintainability
  • Develop software for the purposes of automating, monitoring, and maintaining deployed infrastructure and services
  • Responsible for interpreting the business domain into a digestible format for the Engineers
  • Assist leadership with engineer reviews on a regular basis, working with them to develop and execute individual Career Development Plans and targets
  • Encourage and circulate Company culture amongst team members
  • Represent the Company at conferences and meetups

Basic Qualifications:

  • Track record of working as a Lead Site Reliability Engineer
  • Experience designing and implementing automation tools
  • Experience in at least one scripting language: Preferably Python or Go
  • Experience working with cloud platforms, preferably AWS
  • Experience with modern infrastructure services and concepts such as containerization, distributed systems, microservices, etc
  • Experience running and monitoring large scale distributed systems
  • Understanding of Software Engineering principles and patterns
  • Track record of working with Linux systems in production

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

Disney Streaming Services 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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