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Sr Software Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10010050 Location Seattle, Washington, United States / New York, New York, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Jul. 25, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely. A remote opportunity may be possible for qualified candidates under certain circumstances and, if granted, the employee would work remotely on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:


The Content Experience Delivery team builds systems that provide data at scale to teams across Disney Streaming. We implement reliable, high-request services that deliver data that helps power user experiences for Disney Streaming clients including Hulu, Disney+, Star+ and ESPN+, across web, mobile, and living room devices. We are looking for a Software Engineer who wants to build and operate these critical services that support all Disney Streaming users!

We're a fast-paced, dynamic, collaborative and fun team, and looking forward to finding out more about you!


You'll join a hardworking group of engineers who build and manage systems that publish data to Disney Streaming's internal and edge-facing services - ultimately powering Disney Streaming clients running on smart TVs, smartphones, gaming consoles, FireTV, Apple TV, Roku, and others. We're passionate about data - just like you! You'll apply your experience working with large distributed data, messaging systems, API's, and databases to construct distributed, large-scale services for Disney Streaming.

  • Actively participate in daily stand-ups and other scrum ceremonies.

  • Design new solutions and drive alignment across engineering and product teams.

  • Break down project work into tasks with reasonable time estimates. 

  • Prioritize work within a project to deliver on the most necessary or urgent requirements.

  • Be an effective communicator within and across teams.

  • Collaborate efficiently with product management, technical program management, operations, and other engineering teams to capture requirements, drive implementation, and provide transparency

  • Write code (Java) to implement new features or optimize existing services.

  • Determine the most efficient means to sufficiently test new code: unit tests, integration tests, performance tests, etc. 

  • Effectively execute on-call responsibilities such as deployments, monitoring (Datadog), and investigating incidents.

  • Use logs, monitoring tools, and work with developers to determine root causes across distributed components.

  • Perform code reviews for members of the team, bearing a sense of responsibility for approved code. 

  • Coach and mentor other specialists on the team to ensure that all software utilizes Disney Streaming and industry best practices.



  • 4+ years of related experience crafting large-scale, highly available Micro services 

  • Experience with Any of NoSql Databases like Cassandra, Couchbase, DynamoDb etc..

  • Strong programming skills in Java or any other object-oriented languages

  • Strong understanding of the design principles and patterns for object-oriented languages.

  • Strong grasp of computer science fundamentals (such as data structures, algorithms, databases, etc).

  • Experience building highly scalable web services.

  • Experience with functional programming patterns.

  • Experience with asynchronous programming patterns in any of JVM languages(Java, Scala, Groovy)

  • Able to define, document, and communicate backend architectures

  • Experience using source control systems (such as Git)

  • Strong communication skills and a desire to share your knowledge with team members and others across Disney Streaming.


  • Experience with messaging technologies(such as Kafka, Kinesis, SQS etc..)

  • Experience with Java frameworks like (Spring Boot or Eclipse Vert.x)

  • Experience using caching technologies (such as Redis and CloudFront) 

  • Experience interfacing with Distributed Computing Systems like Apache Spark, Apache Flink etc. 

  • Experience with various Operational Technologies like Docker, Kubernetes.

  • Experience deploying and scaling within a cloud infrastructure like AWS, GCP or Azure

  • Experience mentoring team members on industry best practices.


Additional Information:


About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

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 we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

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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