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Lead Software Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 907191BR Location Santa Monica, California, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted Feb. 09, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible

Job Summary:

Disney Streaming is looking for a talented and motivated Lead Software Engineer to join the User Settings & Artifacts team.

This team is the intersection between user and content metadata in Disney, and has to contend with both deep understanding of content metadata and the need to scale our services in order to service users across the globe. This team is currently creating multi-tenant systems designed to meet the needs of Disney+, Hulu, Star+, and as well as any legacy systems still migrating to our shared platform.

We are a fast paced and fast growing team, 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 payments as we keep rapidly growing our streaming services around the world over the next few years.


  • Design multi-tenant, multi-region applications for high levels of uptime
  • Help improve the quality of the team’s code across the code base
  • Complete designed systems to high levels of quality and reliability
  • Triage and debug incidents
  • Communicate with stakeholders to negotiate over technical designs

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in backend development.
  • Proficient in designing and implementing large scale distributed systems.
  • Hands on experience with industry standard observability tools for distributed systems
  • Experience working with at least one Object Oriented Language like Java (or JVM variant languages like Scala, Kotlin), Python, or others.
  • Knowledge/experience with AWS products and services (EC2, S3, Lambda, DynamoDB, RDS, ElastiCache, CloudFront, etc.) or other cloud providers.
  • In-depth experience working on relational and/or noSQL databases.
  • Experience with high performance queue systems (Kafka, Kinesis, RabbitMQ, etc.)
  • Previous experience taking ownership of features/functionality and delivering projects end-to-end with high quality and robust architecture.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with distributed multi-functional business partners
  • Ability to investigate any technical component as well as understand and drive the overall systems architecture.

Required Education

BS/MS Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience

Additional Information:

Location: Santa Monica, CA or remote

This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely. A remote opportunity may be possible for qualified candidates under certain circumstances and, if granted, the employee would work remotely on an ongoing basis.

About Disney Streaming:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Streaming.

Disney Streaming Services 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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