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Manager, Software Engineering - Ad Platforms

Santa Monica, California, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States

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Job ID 966058BR Location Santa Monica, California, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted May. 04, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible

Job Summary:

The DMED Technology organization plays a central role in the future growth of The Walt Disney Company. Our team is responsible for worldwide linear and digital media distribution, design and development of all consumer-facing digital products, advertising technology, consumer data, and international broadcast operations. Our employees are leading, creating, and innovating, making bold moves in unexpected directions that redefine not just what a media company does, but what it can do. With The Walt Disney Company, you can be part of media's evolution, helping us create what's next.

Ad Serving Engineering organization within Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution organization is fully responsible for building, enhancing and maintaining the high-performance, distributed, microservice-based Digital Advertising Platform. The platform is charged with the qualification, delivery, and tracking of Digital Advertising campaigns (Video on Demand, Live TV, and innovative interactive ads) across all of Disney online properties, including Hulu and ESPN+.

In addition, Ad Serving teams collaborate in the development of supporting components, such as anti-ad fatigue systems, impression counting pipelines, and ad experience flows. We also work on integrations with critical services responsible for the correct pacing, targeting, and selection of ads.

As a member of our team, you will apply your knowledge and skills to help us deliver scalable, performant, maintainable, and testable software.

On a daily basis you should bring:

  • A willingness and desire to effectively communicate and collaborate across teams and systems
  • Demonstrated ownership for the projects delivered by your team and department
  • Knowledge of system design and implementation best practices to guide and mentor
  • A passion for mentoring, learning, and adapting to a very dynamic and fast paced environment
  • A proven ability to work with product teams to translate requirements into well-defined technical implementations, as well as the ability to define technical and operational metrics to measure system health
  • A keen eye for potential optimizations and enhancements to our services
  • Kindness and pragmatic optimism
  • Your unique view and experience

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing code and tests
  • Available for a weekly-rotating On-Call support schedule
  • Reading requirements documentation from Product and translating into implementation tickets, and leading the team through execution
  • Defining, reviewing, documenting, and estimating LOE for software and system designs in a high throughput, low latency microservices environment
  • Defining and prioritizing sprintable work for your team, as well as working with other leads on cross-functional projects
  • Enhancing systems’ observability with proper metrics, monitors and alerts
  • Weekly 1:1 meetings with team members to guide them through personal and career development
  • Annual reviews for direct reports

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of software engineering experience with at least 2 years of technical and engineering leadership experience
  • Advanced proficiency with Java, such as understanding heap, multi-threading, profiling
  • Demonstrable analytical / problem solving skills
  • Great communication, collaboration skills and a strong teamwork ethic with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated experience leading a software development team

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with:
  • SpringBoot and related Spring projects
  • Non-relational database technologies e.g. DynamoDB
  • Redis and/or MemCache
  • Apache Kafka and/or Kinesis
  • AWS or other cloud platform
  • Terraform, Docker and Kubernetes
  • Ad Tech industry

Required Education

BS in Computer Science / Engineering or relevant work experience

Preferred Education

MS in Computer Science / Engineering or relevant work experience

Additional Information:

ADPLATFORMS


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 Media & Entertainment Distribution:

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 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, 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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