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Systems Engineer (Google Public Cloud)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 518236BR Location San Jose, California, United States; Glendale, Nova Scotia, Canada Business Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Brand Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Date posted 02/02/2018
The Technical Operations Group is looking for a talented Systems Engineer to help design, build and maintain Disney Interactive’s expanding public and private cloud infrastructure. Be a part of an amazing cross-functional team, infusing Disney’s office with a Silicon Valley culture of rapid innovation and development

The successful candidate will possess a work style that promotes progress through collaborative teamwork in a dynamic environment. Must be enthusiastically committed to delivering world-class technology solutions and the highest levels of customer service, be committed to continual process, product and performance improvements, be able to communicate with confidence, clarity, and honesty, take initiative and assume ownership of a wide variety of systems, processes & deliverables.
This position requires a good technology background, excellent communication skills and experience in managing enterprise scale infrastructure and analytics applications. Successful candidates must be action oriented, capable of working on concurrent complex projects and able to communicate clearly and effectively to cross-functional teams and business audiences. You will participate in defining operational best practices and standards, have a penchant for automating routine tasks, have good level command of Linux CLI tools and system administration duties, mentor and contribute support documentation for future generations.


50% Focus – Daily operational duties
  • On-call support is required.
  • Implement new and adhere to existing documentation standards for all applications. (products, servers, network and storage/database.)
  • Familiar with configuration management
  • Recognize and manage technical dependencies and/or limitations that impact desired workflow.
  • Maintain uptime requirements with highly available clusters.

50% Focus: Projects from automation, documentation to other improvements.
  • Improve automated configuration management, monitoring and failure recovery solutions.
  • Support configuring, sizing, benchmarking, tuning and monitoring application clusters.
  • Actively question and challenge customers to understand their requirements and reach the best solutions, near term and long term.
  • Actively contribute to design and documentation standards for services and infrastructure builds (servers, network and storage/database.)
  • Actively think about automation to make the job easier and not longer hours.

Maintain various infrastructure technologies:
  • VMware vSphere and ESXi administration. Involved in designing, building, 24/7 operational support of our virtual machine infrastructure.
  • Splunk infrastructure administration, operational support from search heads to indexers.
  • Comfortable in managing large 90% Linux based environment
  • Familiar in managing 10% windows server environment including Active Directory
  • Familiar with DNS architecture for both internal and externally hosted domains
  • Expert in troubleshooting and understanding web server technology; tomcat, apache, nginx, etc.
  • Be a part of the core infrastructure team to design and build on requirements with security in mind.
  • Familiar with object storage technology or any public object storage such as Google’s GCS, Amazon S3, etc.
  • Familiar with public cloud offerings from Google or Amazon.
  • Familiar with container technology – Kubernetes experience a plus
  • Understanding of DevOps practices and processes.

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience working with large-scale private/public cloud environments
  • Configuration management experience with Chef, Ansible or Puppet
  • Familiar with VMware, KVM, and other hypervisor technology.
  • Experience with using Splunk
  • Ability to understand and write code in Python, Ruby, and/or Golang.
  • Comfortable in reading and writing bash shell scripting
  • 3+ years of experience with enterprise-class data centers and systems of 5000+ nodes.
  • 3+ years of experience building and implementing large-scale hypervisors.
  • Execution of software, platform, content and configuration upgrades as needed
  • Familiarity with virtualized server environments
  • Solid understanding of Linux and Windows operating systems and ability to install and configure operating systems packages
  • Understanding of network technology and communication principles
  • Strong analytical aptitude and problem solving skills to identify the root cause and implement the fix

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field of 4+ years equivalent professional experience

Company Overview

The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technology leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences.

Additional Information

This position is with the legal entity Disney Worldwide Services.

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