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Lead Software Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10057801 Location San Francisco, California, United States / Santa Monica, California, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology Date posted Sep. 21, 2023

Job Summary:

The Ad Intelligence team is under Ad Platforms and its mission is to transform advertising and Disney's Ad platform with data and AI across TV and streaming video. We build solutions to measure and optimize every aspect of the advertising life cycle. Our tenant is a strong cross-domain team to deliver E2E solutions covering tech areas ranging from machine learning, big data, microservices to data visualization.

Our team is seeking a lead software engineer who will be a core team member for our advertising data platform engineering group. This engineering group focuses on big data infrastructure, operational data, audience solution, inventory forecasting and full funnel measurements as a foundation layer for Disney’s addressable Ad Platforms. The right person for this role should have extensive experience on bigdata as well as solid expertise on backend services or full stack.

If you are someone who is proactive, hardworking, and enthusiastic in these domains, this is a phenomenal role for you!


  • Build a team of big data and backend engineers to deliver high value projects

  • Lead to build components of large-scale data platform for real-time and batch processing, and own features of big data applications to fit evolving business needs

  • Lead to build next-gen cloud based big data infrastructure for batch and streaming data applications, and continuously improve performance, scalability and availability

  • Balance architectural and design considerations such as performance, scalability, reusability and flexibility issues

  • Advocate the best engineering practices, including the use of design patterns, CI/CD, code review and automated test

  • Recruit, mentor and guide the professional and technical development of your team members

  • Collaborate with program managers, product managers, SDET, and researchers in an open and innovative environment


  • BS or above in computer science or EE

  • At least 7 years of professional programming and design experience in Scala, Java, Python etc.

  • 3+ years of big data development experience with technical stacks like Spark, Flink, Singlestore, Kafka, Nifi and AWS big data technologies

  • Strong knowledge of system / application design and architecture

  • Experience of building industry level high available and scalable service

  • Experience with processing large amount of data at petabyte level

  • Passionate about technologies, and openness to interdisciplinary work


  • Demonstrated ability with cloud infrastructure technologies, including  Terraform, K8S, Spinnaker, IAM, ALB, and etc.

  • Experience with ClickHouse, Druid, Snowflake, Impala, Presto, etc.

  • Experience in widely used Web framework (React.js, Vue.js, Angular, etc.) and good knowledge of Web stack HTML, CSS, Webpack

The hiring range for this position in Santa Monica, California is $149,240 to $200,200 per year, in San Francisco, California is $163,400 to $219,200 per year, and in Seattle, Washington is $156,292 to $209,660 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:

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Hulu, LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology.

Hulu, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, 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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