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Software Engineer, Media Targeting

New York, New York, United States

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Job ID 854698BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted Sep. 16, 2021

Job Summary:

Disney Streaming is looking for a Software Engineer to join the Quality, Targeting, and Experience (QTE) group inside the Media Engineering org. This role would be working within the Media Target and Capacity team.

QTE is an engineering organization ensuring excellence of quality of service within the media streaming experience. We focus on delivering analysis of media performance and metrics, thoughtfully researched solutions, and flexible services, models & data feedback loops in the critical path of media selection and playback.
The primary mission of the Media Targeting and Capacity team is to optimize the user experience of consumers of Disney Streaming Services products by assuring they are able to access media using the best media delivery and playback for their particular usage scenario. This includes CDN targeting and allocation, client playback configurations, acute network issue detection, and other areas. As part of the QTE organization, we collaborate with a rich team of data scientists, software engineers, and researchers who all focus on improving the user viewing experience.
If you enjoy streaming media, are interested in live sports and entertainment, or just want to join a fast-growing team that plays an integral part of the revenue producing arm of a company, then our team is for you.

Technologies include Scala, AWS (DynamoDB, ECS, Kinesis, Flink, Lambda, S3) and Spark (on Databricks). Experience in these areas is preferred but not required.


  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software
  • Participate in the full lifecycle of application development from requirements gathering and designing, to building, testing, and maintaining our software
  • Work closely with stakeholders to deliver excellent products on tight timelines

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of developing software products
  • You preferably have working knowledge of Scala/Java and associated technologies.
  • You preferably have knowledge/experience with AWS products and services (DynamoDB, ECS, Kinesis, Lambda, S3, etc…) or other cloud providers.

Preferred Education

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related software engineering field or equivalent practical experience

Additional Information:


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

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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