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SRE Tech Lead

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 711381BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Oct. 07, 2019

Job Summary:

With the imminent launch of Disney+ in North America, Australia, and New Zealand we want to hire a new SRE Tech Lead to join our New York based squad and continually expanding SRE initiative. Our SRE teams are leading the improvements, optimization, and availability of applications across the Disney Streaming Services organization, taking a consultative approach to SRE by educating, mentoring, and delivering automation to foster performance and resiliency in best practice.

We are seeking out an individual who brings prior experience as a Team Lead. You should possess leadership and mentoring qualities, along with an ability to manage and guide technical solutions and improvements to completion. Equipped with an understanding of product requirements and prioritizations, a team lead is expected to help drive things such as reduction of toil through automation, introduce new tooling solutions to expose and solve critical reliability issues, assure documentation is well maintained and help foster cross team pollination of knowledge and awareness. The role is highly collaborative and involves significant interaction with fellow team members, stakeholders and SRE leadership.

Fostering innovation is a critical component to success here at DSS. Therefore, the ideal candidate will also need to be highly adaptable to changes, and pivot when required.


  • Technical Decision Making

  • Develop software for the purposes of automating, monitoring and maintaining deployed infrastructure and services

  • Work closely with product developers to ensure new features have the proper operational support and maintainability--provide deep technical guidance to development teams

  • Responsible for interpreting the business domain into a digestible format for the Engineers

  • Structuring short and long term work for the team (Roadmapping)

  • Mentoring and supporting team members on production readiness and SRE best practices

  • Assist leadership with engineer reviews on a regular basis, working with them to develop a Personal Development Plan and targets to work towards

  • Participate in Scrum processes and ceremonies

  • Encourage and circulate Company culture amongst team members

  • Represent the Company at conferences and meetups

Basic Qualifications:

  • Track record of working as a Lead Site Reliability Engineer

  • Experience designing and implementing automation tools

  • Experience in at least one scripting language: Preferably Python or Go

  • Experience working with cloud platforms, preferably AWS

  • Experience with modern open source infrastructure services and concepts such as containerization, distributed systems, microservices, etc

  • Understanding of basic Software Engineering principles and patterns

  • Track record of working with Linux systems in production

  • Experience using Agile practices

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to understand the business domain from both a technical and business viewpoint

  • Experience working with distributed teams

  • Experience in an Operations role, providing support and troubleshooting technical issues

Additional Information:

On offer is a competitive salary which is complemented by a Disney benefits and rewards package which includes LTI bonus (long-term-incentive), pension, holiday allowance, annual bonuses, Disney parks & resorts passes and discounts on Disney merchandise.

If you would like to see more of the work we’re doing, follow us on Linkedin and Twitter, or follow our new Technology Blog “Disney Streaming Services - The Art of Possible”.

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; the upcoming Disney subscription video service; 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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