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Senior Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA - US

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Job ID 735206BR Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted 06/01/2020

Job Summary:

As a Video Engineer for the Video Platform Engineering team, you will help us provide the best in class video experience on browsers, connected devices and STBs pushing the envelope of what is technically possible with the most exciting content in the industry.

We’re looking for an engineer who's proficient in HTML5 video player development, with deep knowledge of MSE/EME, memory optimization and video standards. C++ video player experience is a plus.

Whether you’re in New York or California we provide opportunities to elevate your career and to transform an industry. In some cases also open to remote employees.

We truly believe we offer a unique opportunity for any technologist:
  • To work within a strong organization of video experts
  • To work on a bleeding edge video player stack
  • To work with a world-class team of engineers
  • To work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • To have an influence on the innovation of products used globally by millions


As a critical member of a team of video platform engineering you are responsible for building out next generation video players and features
  • JavaScript player development for browsers, CTV, STBs
  • Port the video stack to new hardware
  • Optimize player performance
  • Collaborate with client application development teams, services engineering, and QA teams and product to help understand and explain device limitations and requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of HTML5 video experience with browsers and connected devices
  • Strong experience in writing performance and memory optimized JavaScript code
  • Understanding of various CTV browsers and what features they support
  • Understanding of video player design and implementations
  • Understanding of advanced video / audio formats, DRM implementations and streaming formats
  • Advanced experience with HLS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Smart TV HTML5 video development
  • Worked on HTML5 video player development on hardware constraint devices, such as STBs
  • Experience with C++ video player development is a plus
  • Familiarity with open source web Browsers including Chromium and WebKit and JavaScript engines including V8 and JavaScriptCore
  • Familiarity with open source HTML5/JavaScript video players like hls.js
  • Familiarity with Widevine and PlayReady DRM
  • Bonus: experience with CMAF

Required Education

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

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 Services, 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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