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Sr Software Engineer, Technical Lead

New York, NY - US

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Job ID 762792BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Jun. 30, 2020

Job Summary:

Disney Streaming Services mission is to give consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time, or location. By driving technological innovations, Disney Streaming Services aspires to become the leading distributor of direct-to-consumer entertainment and the premier provider of video streaming solutions globally. It successfully designs, develops, and delivers direct-to-consumer streaming services for a growing roster of media products. Media Engineering builds scalable distributed systems to acquire, manage, process and distribute Disney’s media catalog.

The Technical Lead reports to the Director of Software Engineering and is responsible for providing technical leadership for an engineering team to ensure the successful delivery of software services and its engineering excellence. The role provides technical expertise in building software services to acquire, manage, process and distribute media.


  • Lead a software engineering team to design, build, deliver and operate software services to acquire, manage, process and distribute Disney’s media catalog.
  • Build collaboratively with the team you lead and neighboring engineering teams.
  • Contribute to the code base by writing and reviewing software.
  • Lead technical feasibility, implementation approach, deployment strategies, and QA efforts.
  • Establish engineering best practices and standards within the team to drive quality and excellence.
  • Contribute to a culture of quality, innovation and experimentation.
  • Mentor or coach team members best practices, technical concepts and principles of software development.
  • Recruit and help hire talented software engineers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA or BS or equivalent experience demonstrating an expert level understanding of software development and infrastructure
  • Experience with programming in Java/Scala
  • 5+ years experience building complex distributed software services.
  • Highly skilled in the software development life cycle, software architecture and writing software.
  • You're practical and personable, with a succinct communication style
  • Experience building multiple concurrent projects of high technical complexity
  • Ability to work in a dynamic 24x7 availability environment

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. 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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