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Software Engineer, Hulu Content Catalog team

Santa Monica, California, United States

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Job ID 777571BR Location Santa Monica, California, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Apr. 01, 2021

Job Summary:

Disney+ is the Disney-branded streaming service featuring an outstanding collection of content from its brands and franchises recognized and respected throughout the world including Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, Disney, and National Geographic. Hulu is a premium streaming service that offers original TV and Movies, current season TV, a massive library of hit series and movies, and live TV and events. We are the Media Engineering team, and we are looking for innovative engineers with a passion for creating fun and immersive streaming experiences. We embrace unconventional creativity and collaborate as a team to bring The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer (DTC) experience to viewers across the globe.

The Content Management Platform team is seeking a talented Software Developer with the drive to advance the technology backbone of Media Engineering. Our team is responsible for acquisition, management and distribution of content from over 1500 partners. We deliver the highest quality video to over a hundred million viewers, and we need your help to expand our systems and create new experiences. As part of this team, you will use AWS, containerized deployment with Docker and Kubernetes, frameworks such as Springboot, Django and React, and best practices in software engineering.


  • Design well-architected solutions and build iteratively into systems while maintaining the best agile practices

  • Understand and implement the best engineering practices to write well-constructed and easy to maintain code and write defensive and robust tests

  • Improve the content ingestion and management system APIs, publishing tools, and workflows; implement scalable and robust data engineering pipelines

  • Communicate status with peers and/or managers and present views and opinions respectfully. Collaborate to tackle problems in innovative and efficient new ways

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of software development experience and proficiency in Java, Python, or similar
  • Expertise with core Computer Science fundamentals, including Object-Oriented programming, data structures and algorithms
  • Fundamental understanding of SQL and NoSQL databases including ACID and CAP, horizontally distributed computing, eventual consistency, messaging queues, and search indexes.
  • An enjoyment for going deep on performance tuning and a love of owning a problem end-to-end
  • A desire to relentlessly dive into problems and improve systems
  • Experience building systems in the Cloud (AWS)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience designing and building large scale distributed systems with operational observability
  • Experience using continuous integration and deployment with regression, load and stress testing
  • Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Deep Learning experience (Keras, Tensorflow)

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

About Disney Streaming Services:

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. We serve consumers by bringing the world’s most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

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 segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

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 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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