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Sr Data Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10015877 Location Santa Monica, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Nov. 07, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- 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.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a Senior Data Engineer who will partner with business, analytics and engineering teams to design, build and maintain our growing Data Warehousing and Analytical reporting Environment.  You will build ease of use data structures to facilitate reporting and monitoring key performance indicators. Collaborating across disciplines, you will identify internal/external data sources to design and implement table structure, data products, ETL strategy, automation frameworks and scalable data pipelines.



The Acquisition engineering  team  is looking to fill a Senior Data Engineer role responsible for designing and implementing ETL/ELT data pipelines, designing and implementing database schema/tables/views, and building batch processes leveraging Airflow for several projects.


This Senior Data Engineer will be responsible for partnering with our marketing stakeholders , analytics partners and fellow data engineers in various activities around data requirements gathering, data validation scripting and review, developing and monitoring ETL/ELT data pipelines, designing and implementing database schema/tables/views, plus deployment across multiple environments such as DEV, QA/UAT and PROD.


The role will leverage a multitude of technologies to fulfill the work including, but not limited to SQL, Python, Databricks, Spark, Airflow, Snowflake and AWS.



  • 5+ years of relevant Professional experience.

  • 4+ years’ work experience implementing and reporting on business key performance indicators in data warehousing environments. Strong understanding of data modeling principles including Dimensional modeling, data normalization principles etc.

  • 3+ years’ experience using analytic SQL, working with traditional relational databases and/or distributed systems such as Hadoop / Hive, BigQuery, Redshift.

  • 3+ Years of experience programming languages (e.g. Python).

  • 3+ years of experience with workflow management tools (Airflow, Oozie, Azkaban, UC4)

  • 2+ years of experience with Spark/Databricks

  • Expert level understanding of SQL Engines and able to conduct advanced performance tuning

  • Experience with Hadoop (or similar) Ecosystem (MapReduce, Yarn, HDFS, Hive, Spark, Presto, Pig, HBase)

  • Familiarity with data exploration / data visualization tools like Tableau, Chartio, etc.

  • Ability to think strategically, analyze and interpret market and consumer information.

  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal presentations.

  • Excellent conceptual and analytical reasoning competencies.

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment. A great team player who embraces collaborations also work well individually while supporting multiple projects in parallel

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree or the foreign equivalent in Communication Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a closely related field


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 Services LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

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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