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Santa Monica, California, United States

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Job ID 775503BR Location Santa Monica, California, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Apr. 28, 2021

Job Summary:

Hulu is a premium streaming service that offers premium originals, current season TV, a massive library of hit series and movies, and live television. Disney+ is the Disney-branded streaming service featuring an incomparable collection of content from its brands and franchises recognized and respected all over the world including Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, Disney, and NatGeo. Our combined Hulu and Disney team is looking for hardworking team players, who will thrive upon the legacy of Disney and Hulu, embrace unconventional thinking, and who are passionate about contributing to The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer (DTC) experience through strategic hard work and determination.

Summary

The Manifest Delivery team is accountable for ensuring that customers can play back videos – the core functionality of our service. The team's responsibilities include delivering HLS and DASH manifests that power the in-app players across a variety of players for the VOD and Live experience. The team is involved in end-to-end quality of service for playback, from how long it takes to start a video to how expertly the video segments are delivered. We are looking for a Software Developer to help us build a robust, reliable, and fast set of manifest services.

What you’ll do

  • Build systems to power a 24/7 live service
  • Sweat every millisecond of latency
  • Ensure that when a customer presses ‘play,’ they enjoy the video they selected
  • Design, monitor, and scale complex systems that juggle different areas of business logic quickly and reliably

What to bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience
  • Minimum 3 years of software development experience preferably with Python or Golang
  • Experience building scalable, fault-tolerant, high-uptime systems
  • Creative and inventive problem solving

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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