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Senior Software Engineer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 605540BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted Jan. 09, 2019

Job Summary:

Disney Streaming Services is a business unit within The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment that oversees all consumer-facing digital video subscription services across the company. Disney Streaming is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service, programmed in conjunction with ESPN; the upcoming Disney+ service; and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Its core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

As we continue to deliver content to users across the globe, our Content Distribution and Origin team is looking for engineering talent that can help drive our on-premise, cloud, and third party distribution solutions. Working with the latest in streaming video, web serving and caching technologies, you will have the opportunity to be part of a growing team looking to constantly deliver best in class performance to our millions of subscribers worldwide.

You’ll have the opportunity to work in a dynamic, fast-paced and sophisticated environment and be responsible for developing, executing and architecting solutions that are part of the future of content distribution. Working with unparalleled access to some of the brightest minds in streaming media and the future of video, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and grow like nowhere else.

Basic Qualifications:

We’re open to candidates of all level of experience, but would prefer that submitting candidates have knowledge or passion about all or some of the below:
  • 2-5 years of related experience in engineering highly scalable, high-volume software systems and components, internal / external web applications
  • Experience with at least one high level language including Java, Python, Go
  • Knowledge and understanding of Object Oriented Programming concepts, design patterns, and best practices.
  • Experience with web services and API development and design patterns (SOA, REST)
  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other related field; or comparable industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Linux fundamentals
  • Knowledge of HTTP/DNS/Internet Architecture
  • Cloud Technologies (AWS, GCP)
  • Web Serving (NGINX, HAProxy)
  • Caching (Varnish, ATC)
  • Content Delivery Network Experience (Akamai, Limelight, Level 3, etc)
  • Understanding of streaming video protocols (HLS, Dash)

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney-branded streaming platforms, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

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 Direct-to-Consumer and International.

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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