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Sr. Linux/Storage Engineer

New York, New York, United States

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Job ID 763453BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Aug. 21, 2020

Job Summary:

The Core Infrastructure Team at Disney Streaming Services is responsible for the architecture, implementation, and management of the infrastructure services that power content processing and delivery globally for a range of streaming products including ESPN+ and Disney+. From managing the virtualization and container platforms to ensuring that the underlying infrastructure services operate at peak performance, Core Infrastructure is intimately involved.

We are currently seeking a senior level systems engineer to join this world-class group. Reporting to the Director of Core Infrastructure, the ideal candidate is a team player with a rich and diverse technical background. This person is articulate, is creative in their problem solving, is passionate about standardization and automation, and is comfortable working in a highly collaborative, fast paced environment.

If you think you can apply your skill set to some, or all of the following, we would love the opportunity to speak with you!


Responsibilities will include:
  • Storage provisioning, maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
  • Storage requirements gathering, capacity planning, security hardening, performance tuning, and audit compliance.
  • Researching, evaluating, and testing new storage technologies to improve service and reduce cost.
  • Automation of common tasks and procedures.
  • Working closely with engineers from the systems, network, CDN, database, monitoring, and security teams, along with software development and QA teams, to develop holistic solutions.
  • Working closely with vendor engineering and support to troubleshoot problems, mitigate software defects, and drive new features.

Basic Qualifications:

Qualified candidates should be highly proficient in a broad range of technologies, including object storage (Swiftstack/Caringo), NAS storage (Quobyte/Isilon), block storage (ScaleIO), and data protection (vProtect/Data Domain). Should have experience with software-defined massively-scalable architectures on commodity hardware in enterprise environments. Should have experience administering storage for virtualized environments (RHV/KVM/oVirt/Openstack), containerized environments (Docker/Kubernetes/Openshift), and cloud environments (AWS). Should have expertise in Linux (RHEL/CentOS), and be proficient in popular scripting languages (Python/Perl/Bash).

Minimum 7+ years in field, candidates should have a deep understanding of the following:
  • Architecture, design, and implementation of enterprise-class storage solutions.
  • Storage engineering including requirements gathering, capacity planning, security hardening, performance tuning, and audit compliance.
  • Storage administration including provisioning, maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
  • Researching, evaluating, and testing new storage technologies to improve service and reduce cost.
  • NAS storage technologies (Quobyte, Isilon).
  • Object storage technologies (Swiftstack, Caringo).
  • Block storage technologies (ScaleIO).
  • Data protection technologies (vProtect, Data Domain).
  • Open source storage technologies (Openstack, Ceph, Cinder).
  • Traditional storage technologies (VNX/VMAX, Brocade/Cisco SAN switches).
  • Software-defined massive-scalable storage architectures on commodity hardware.
  • Storage monitoring and reporting tools (InsightIQ, Solarwinds, Icinga, Sensu, Grafana, Elk).
  • Storage management in virtualized environments (KVM/oVirt, Red Hat Virtualization, Openstack).
  • Storage management in containerized environments (Docker, Kubernetes, Openshift).
  • Storage management in cloud environments (AWS).
  • Deployment and management tools (Ansible, Tower, Foreman, Puppet, Git).
  • Advanced scripting and automation (Python, Perl, Bash).

About Disney Streaming Services:

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. 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.

This position is with Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

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 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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