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Systems Engineer II

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10090172 Location New York, New York, United States / Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology Date posted Jun. 21, 2024

Job Summary:


On any given day at Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology, we’re reimagining ways to create magical viewing experiences for the world’s most beloved stories while also transforming our media business for the future. Whether that’s evolving our streaming and digital products in new and immersive ways, powering worldwide advertising and distribution to enhance flexibility and efficiency, or delivering Disney’s unmatched entertainment and sports content, every day is a moment to make a difference to partners and to hundreds of millions of people around the world.

A few reasons why we think you’d love working here:

  • Building the future of Disney’s media: DE&E Technologists are designing and building the infrastructure that will power our media, advertising, and distribution businesses for years to come.

  • Reach & Scale: The products and platforms this group builds and operates delight millions of consumers every minute of every day – from Disney+ and Hulu, to ABC News and Entertainment, to ESPN and ESPN+, and much more.

  • Innovation: We develop and implement groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.

Engineering Services designs, builds, and sustains technology that powers DE&E Technology’s worldwide content production and distribution platforms. In doing so, they contribute to a series of cross-functional services and technologies, including Quality Assurance, Data Analytics, Software Development, Broadcast Infrastructure, and Networking & Security.

The Automation Team is looking for a Systems Engineer to provide on premise infrastructure across DEET.


  • Develop and implement technical solutions for existing and new tools based on the requirements provided by infrastructure and development teams

  • Cross collaborate with other engineers to come up with technical solutions

  • Experience writing readable, succinct, and bug-free automation scripts and tools for highly scalable and highly available infrastructure management

  • Ability to detail solutions in a descriptive and well thought out manner

  • Resolve engineering problems involving all on-premise private cloud and public cloud such as directory services, DNS, and certificate management

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or electrical engineering or related field, or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant engineering experience

  • Experience in Python, Bash or Powershell scripting

  • Strong interpersonal skills, both oral and written

  • Experience in Agile work tracking methodologies

  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills

  • Knowledge of virtual server technologies such as VMware, oVirt or others

  • Cloud platforms experience building compute instances with AWS, Azure, or GCP

  • Understanding of multiple operating systems; Linux (RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, Rocky) and Windows Client/Server

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in API fundamentals and standard processes, and REST API architecture

  • Database knowledge of MySQL and/or Mongo DB

  • Experience delivering applications using CI/CD tools

  • Familiarity with software development tools and workflows such as Gitlab, Jenkins, etc

  • Familiarity with Software-Defined-Networking (SDN) systems in a private cloud context

  • Knowledge of modern infrastructure and site reliability engineering practices, including Infrastructure-as-code tools (e.g. Terraform, SALT, Ansible, etc.) and metrics and observability tools (e.g. Grafana, Datadog, etc.)

The hiring range for this position in New York is $98,000 to $131,300 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology:

Disney Entertainment and ESPN Technology (DE&E Technology) provides the technological backbone and product development for Disney’s two media business units, while helping to keep the company at the vanguard of innovation – enabling the Company to continuously leverage technology to enhance storytelling and creativity, while delivering scalability, flexibility, and efficiency for its businesses.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 Entertainment & ESPN Technology.

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 champions a business environment where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a constantly evolving world.

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