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Sr Software Engineer(Scala)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10059338 Location San Francisco, California, United States / Santa Monica, California, United States / New York, New York, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Sep. 05, 2023

Job Summary:

Sr. Software Engineer

Job Summary:

Hulu, Disney+, and Star+ are Disney’s streaming service featuring an incomparable collection of content from its brands and franchises recognized and respected all over the world including Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, Disney, and NatGeo. Our combined Hulu and Disney team is looking for hardworking team players, who will thrive upon the legacy of Disney and Hulu, embrace unconventional thinking, and who are passionate about contributing to The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer experience. 

We are making major enhancements to our multi-region, multi-tenant core image service platform to enable all of our brands to have the same dynamic experience.  You can be a part of building a unified image service platform that will encapsulate the very best of Disney+ and Hulu.

This position might be right for you if:

  • You want to help us build a core image manipulation and delivery platform that impacts every fan of our products

  • You’re a curious and efficient engineer who wants to feel empowered to help define the direction of development and work side-by-side with some of the brightest minds in our organization

  • You enjoy working with other brilliant engineers in a challenging but supportive environment, learning from others and sharing your expertise with them


  • Design core, backend software components for the Image Service Platform

  • Collaborate with other Image Service engineers and external engineering teams to evaluate and design appropriate solutions to effectively meet Product requirements

  • Build and manage code in AWS using TerraForm, K8s, Spinnaker, and other CI/CD tools

  • Evaluate new or existing technologies and products for implementation, considering costs, usability, compatibility and scalability

  • Create technical documentation and runbooks for reference and reporting purposes

  • DynamoDB, MySQL and an array of AWS native services

  • Collaborate with other team members (including product owners, TPMs, and other stakeholders) to achieve product and business requirements

  • Conduct design and code reviews

  • Analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of various system resources


  • 5+ years of experience building internet-scale API or services applications

  • Experience in a Scala

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering

  • Familiarity with the AWS environment, including ECS (Docker), S3, EC2, Lambda, CloudWatch

  • Familiarity with infrastructure as code such as Terraform, CloudFormation

  • Understanding of software development fundamentals

  • Familiarity with writing unit, integration and functional tests

  • Familiarity integrating with service APIs and/or SDKs

  • Understanding of agile processes software team with version control & project management tools (e.g. Github, SVN, Jira, Basecamp)

  • Creative and inventive problem solving

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a team-focused approach towards software development.


  • C++/C is a nice to have

  • Knowledge of these database solutions, DynamoDB, MySQL/Aurora, Redis Elasticache, MongoDB, Cassandra

  • Experience building scalable, fault-tolerant, high-uptime systems

The hiring range for this position in San Francisco is $148,994.00 to $199,870.00 and in Seattle is $135,382 to $181,610 per year, and in NYC is $135,382 to $181, 610, and in Santa Monica is $129, 560 to $173,800. 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 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 Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Streaming Technology 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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