Software Engineer IIApply NowApply Later Job ID 10065884 Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology Date posted Nov. 17, 2023
Disney Entertainment and ESPN Technology (DEET) is looking for a Software Engineer to join the Playback Quality Optimization team inside the Media Engineering organization.
The Playback Quality Optimization team plays a meaningful role in managing the media experience of our customers on Disney+ and more. Our products are embedded directly into video players and oversee media playback, making Quality of Experience decisions in real-time that influence what users see and hear. To meet business and customer needs, the team analyzes information collected about how each and every playback performs and applies those findings to continually refine and tune every customer’s experience.
As a Software Engineer, this role will be responsible for contributing to our high-impact, customer-facing, needle-moving project as well as collaborating with other teams to develop tooling needed to enhance and measure the success of that project. It is ideal for a well-rounded engineer who is excited by the opportunity to demonstrate technical acumen, has a track record of technical excellence, wants to dive deep into the mechanics of streaming video, and thrives in a highly distributed and collaborative environment.
Technologies we use include Rust, Typescript, and Python (Pandas/NumPy).
3+ years experience in software development
Proficiency in either Rust or TypeScript (Full-Stack) and the respective ecosystems
Proficiency in React/Redux for developing User Interfaces
Track record of delivering complex projects
Proven dedication to 24/7 system reliability and availability
Excellent communication skills
BS in Computer Science or equivalent
Nice to have
Experience with Streaming Video Playback, including protocols like HLS
Developed and shipped software for consumer devices, eg mobile phones, game consoles, smart speakers, smart TVs
Experience developing in embedded or resource constrained environments
Experience with WASM, Python, Swift, or Brightscript
About Disney Streaming:
Disney Streaming is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu. 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.
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:
At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.
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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, 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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