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Software Engineer, Alternate Content Engineering

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10048922 Location Santa Monica, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Aug. 01, 2023

Job Summary:

Department Overview:

Media Engineering builds the software and systems that prepare media 

content and metadata for the Disney Streaming platform - providing the best

possible playback experience to our viewers. We handle audio, video, and 

metadata content from ingest through publish - for normalization, 

processing, and packaging - supporting operator tools and automation for a 

scalable workflow. We build logic across players and back-end services to 

measure, control, and optimize playback across our stack.

Job Summary:

We’re changing the world of streaming video and looking for a talented Software Engineer who will be an exceptional addition to our team. The Disney Media Engineering’s Alternative Content team is responsible for services & UIs that manage playback of promotional media, partner pre-rolls & tune in content, and ad placement opportunity curation across Disney’s worldwide and multi-platform streaming footprint. As an engineer on the team, you are key in building technical solutions and collaborating with other members of the team.

You should be invested in iterative improvement on the software systems, domain stack and data organization to empower agile and continuous development while also maintaining high system availability and reliability. You would use technologies like Django/Python, Springboot/Java, MySQL, Postgres, AWS native resources (Kinesis, DynamoDB, S3, SNS, SQS etc), and Kafka.

Responsibilities and Duties of Role:

  • Align with best engineering practices to write well-constructed and easy to maintain code, defensive and robust tests
  • Take responsibility for quality delivery – keep an eye on how launches & build outs are progressing, and steer direction when needed
  • Utilize technologies  like Springboot/Java, MySQL, Postgres, and AWS native resources (Kinesis, DynamoDB, S3, SNS, SQS etc) to build data-driven software applications based on business direction
  • Take a user-centric approach to improving our content management systems, tools, and workflows
  • Identify areas from improvements in our systems and workflows

Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • 3 years of software development experience and proficiency in Java, including knowledge of frame

  • Experience with 

  • Deep understanding of computer science fundamentals, including object-oriented programming, data structures and algorithms (hashing, trees, graphs, search, etc.)

  • 3 years of experience with relational (SQL based) and non-relational database (DynamoDB, Elasticache) technologies, and messaging technologies (Kinesis, Kafka, SQS, SNS)


  • Media experience 

The hiring range for this position in Santa Monica, CA is $112,586 to $151,030 per year. 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 Hulu, LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Hulu, 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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