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Software Engineer II

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7110062820211205 Location New York, United States / Remote, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Aug. 15, 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:

Job Description

Broadcast Infrastructure is a group of talented individuals responsible for the initial phase of the DSS live ecosystem.  This phase includes large scale complex broadcast systems that perform signal acquisition, processing, and normalization of broadcast signals through to the input of ABR (web) encoders.  These broadcast systems support baseband, IP, or hybrid workflows, and are located at DSS on-prem or cloud multimedia datacenters and partner locations around the world. 

The Broadcast Infrastructure team is involved with the planning, procurement, design, development, installation, testing, evaluation, and life-cycle support for new and existing DSS broadcast systems.  Broadcast Infrastructure consists of 4 primary teams: Design, Project Management, Systems, and Software.  Each team provides a unique and valuable skill set to the organization.  

The Broadcast Infrastructure Software Engineer is responsible for writing software tools to control and monitor various broadcast systems in DSS facilities.  This includes the infrastructure located at the multimedia datacenters across North American and at other locations around the world.  The candidate will ensure work is completed in a timely manner, and interface with various departments to determine software requirements.  Equipment encountered in this position includes, but is not limited to, broadcast servers, multiviewers, broadcast automation systems, routers, fiber transmission equipment, satellite systems, various automation servers, and IP networking hardware.


Responsibilities :

  • Ascertain software requirements for various projects
  • Interface with other software developers throughout the organization
  • Write scripts and applications to control or monitor equipment
  • Provide feedback and technical reports to management on the progress and status of assigned projects
  • Assist other Engineers in project research, design, planning, implementation, procedural documentation and training
  • Troubleshoot program and system malfunctions to restore normal functioning.
  • Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve workflow.
  • Consult with management to ensure agreement on system principles.
  • Confer with clients regarding the nature of the information processing or computation needs a computer program is to address.
  • Develop, document and revise system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards.
  • Assess the usefulness of pre-developed application packages and adapt them to a user environment.
  • Define the goals of the system and devise flow charts and diagrams describing logical operational steps of programs.
  • Use object-oriented programming languages, as well as client and server applications development processes and multimedia and Internet technology.
  • Review and analyze computer printouts and performance indicators to locate code problems, and correct errors by correcting codes.
  • Analyze information processing or computation needs and plan and design computer systems, using techniques such as structured analysis, data modeling and information engineering.
  • Take ownership of software programs and system goals within the team and within the organization (intra-organization) with less straightforward solutions.
  • Contribute to the evolution of the team’s software engineering practices, recommending changes in development, coding, maintenance, and system standards
  • Efficiently supports owned software throughout the lifecycle.
  • Performs technical maintenance and troubleshooting for complex systems.
  • Reviews code to uphold standards for readability and maintainability.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Typically has 2+ years of experience working as a software engineer.
  • Has working knowledge of technological components utilized by the organization.
  • Programming skills in Java and JavaScript, React, or Angular.

The pay range for this position in Colorado is $97,498 to $118,9000 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.

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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