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Software Engineer II, Scala

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10087603 Location New York, New York, United States / San Francisco, California, United States / Santa Monica, California, United States Business Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology Date posted May 27, 2024

Job Summary:

Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology

On any given day at Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology, we’re reimagining ways to create magical viewing experiences for the world’s most beloved stories while also transforming Disney’s media business for the future. Whether that’s evolving our streaming and digital products in new and immersive ways, powering worldwide advertising and distribution to maximize flexibility and efficiency, or delivering Disney’s unmatched entertainment and sports content, every day is a moment to make a difference to partners and to hundreds of millions of people around the world.

A few reasons why we think you’d love working here:

  • Building the future of Disney’s media business: DE&E Technologists are designing and building the infrastructure that will power Disney’s media, advertising, and distribution businesses for years to come.

  • Reach & Scale: The products and platforms this group builds and operates delight millions of consumers every minute of every day – from Disney+ and Hulu, to ABC News and Entertainment to ESPN and ESPN+, and much more.

  • Innovation: We develop and execute groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.

Partner Experience Engineering

Partner Experience is an innovative organization that is focused on providing tools and workflows to support our most valuable partners to integrate Disney’s streaming services on hardware devices all over the world. This strategic work requires streamlining partner-facing technology allowing us to scale up partners and their ability to offer our latest features and bundles to their customers.

We are looking for an experienced backend services focused Software Engineer II to join the Partner Experience Engineering team. Your success will depend on your ability to partner with cross-functional teams across the organization to deliver performant services critical to delivering high quality & timely experiences to partners. We are responsible for the timely and efficient management of an integration platform accessed by all regions spanning the globe. Our mission is to invent, design, build, deploy, monitor, support tooling & services powering initiatives and operations needed for global partner integrations of entertainment experiences. If you have an interest in streaming or want to be a part of a fast-paced & global-scale engineering opportunity, this role is for you!


  • Work with a team of engineers to build high-performance, stable, scalable systems to be deployed in an enterprise setting

  • Talk to business partners to understand and refine requirements

  • Participate in architecture discussions and planning sessions; author and share feedback on

  • technical proposals and root cause analyses

  • Participate in the on-call rotation, supporting systems and services during production incidents

  • Write sustainable and reliable code with self-documenting and unit testing.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of related work experience in functional programming patterns and experience building RESTful services in Scala/ZIO.

  • Knowledge of AGILE/Scrum practices.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Self-learner, independent, excellent problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of async programming models (events, callbacks, promises, async/await) and threading/concurrency

  • Understanding of source control concepts and systems, CI/CD pipelines and exposure to Git

  • Experience with build and deployment technologies such as Jenkins and Docker. Experience with messaging technologies (e.g., Kafka, Kinesis, SQS, etc.)

  • Strong grasp of computer science fundamentals (data structures, algorithms, databases, etc.) and strong understanding of design patterns and principles

  • Experience operating within a Public Cloud Provider (e.g., AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud)

  • Experience with observability tools for metrics, logging, and monitoring (e.g., Datadog, Splunk, Grafana)

  • Experience with storage & caching technologies: S3, S3 Compatible on-prem object storage, DynamoDB, RDBMS, Redis


The hiring range for this position in Seattle, WA and in New York City, NY is $117,998 to $158,290 per year; the hiring range for this position in Santa Monica/Burbank/Glendale/L.A., California and in Bristol, Connecticut is $112,586 to $151,030; and the hiring range for this position in San Francisco, California is $123,328 to $165,440 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, 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 the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology:

Disney Entertainment and ESPN Technology (DE&E Technology) provides the technological backbone and product development for Disney’s two media business units, while helping to keep the company at the vanguard of innovation – enabling the Company to continuously leverage technology to enhance storytelling and creativity, while delivering scalability, flexibility, and efficiency for its businesses.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 Entertainment & ESPN Technology.

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 champions a business environment where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a constantly evolving world.

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