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Senior Staff Software Engineer/Architect

San Francisco, CA - US

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Job ID 762794BR Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Aug. 12, 2020

Job Summary:

Disney Streaming Services (DSS) is looking for a talented Staff / Senior Staff Software
Engineer/Architect to join the Offer Services team.

The team is responsible for orchestrating the user flow and integrating with various other
backend services during signups for Disney+ and ESPN+. We sit in the path of user registration
and orchestrating the flows through various internal services to figure out right pricing based on
plan type (monthly/yearly/pay-per-view/etc,), eligibility for Free Trials, promotions, bundles,
discounts and other offers. We are a Tier 1 service that needs to be highly available in all

This is a newly formed team based out of the San Francisco office and you will be one of the
early engineers on the team. We are a fast paced and fast growing team, where you will have
influence over the technical direction and architecture for the services and tools built by the
team. You will also have an opportunity to learn about the international landscape and
challenges in the area of billing, payments, subscriptions, offers and promotions as our
streaming services launch around the world over the next few years.


  • Hands on architecture and implementation of microservices in Java and/or Scala for
    Offer Management Platform.
  • Lead designing frameworks to build applications storing data on SQL and no-SQL
  • Drive the groundwork for an orchestration layer for all incoming service calls to orchestrate and gather information from various internal microservices and build abilities such as retries, error handling etc.
  • Work on tech design and architecture for various projects such as data modelling and building scalable backend service solutions
  • Be involved in code reviews and architecture review for team members
  • Mentor engineers on multiple teams with engineering best practices and drive scalable design thinking across teams
  • Participate in Agile methodology and SCRUM processes such as Sprint Planning, Backlog grooming, Daily Standups and Retrospectives with the team

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/MS Degree in Computer Science or equivalent with 15+ years of experience in software development.
  • Proficient in designing and implementing large scale loosely coupled distributed systems spanning multiple engineering teams/organizations.
  • Experience working with at least one Object Oriented Language like Java (or JVM
  • variant languages like Scala, Kotlin)
  • Functional programming experience.
  • Experience working with cloud providers or cloud technologies.
  • In-depth experience working on relational and/or noSQL databases.
  • Deep knowledge of concurrency, resiliency, caching and REST
  • Previous experience being technical lead for features/functionality and delivering projects end-to-end with high quality and robust architecture.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with cross functional business partners
  • Ability to dive deep into any technical component as well as understand and drive the overall systems architecture.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous work with distributed teams.
  • Previous experience in a hands-on architect role
  • Knowledge/experience with AWS products and services
  • Experience working with Scala

Required Education

  • BS/MS Degree in Computer Science or equivalent with 15+ years of experience in software development.

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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