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Senior Software Developer

Santa Monica, California, United States

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Job ID o6kuefwS Location Santa Monica, California, United States Business Hulu Date posted May. 04, 2021

Job Summary:


Hulu’s Database Engineering team is seeking a motivated Senior Software Engineer who will be an exceptional addition to our growing team. Our team is responsible for building and improving platform-like capabilities, using managed systems as the base layer, for application runtime needs such as data storage, messaging, lambda functions, and feature-flagging to name a few. We are responsible for powering all of Hulu’s backend systems from live video delivery to login and billing, serving tens of millions of customers, with aspirations to grow to hundreds of millions.

The right person for this role is passionate about building systems that are optimized for scalability, efficiency, reliability, and uptime. If you are someone who gets excited with sub-millisecond service response time and has experience building fault-tolerant systems at scale, then this is an excellent role for you. Come join our team and help create amazing application runtime platforms while revolutionizing streaming TV!


  • Build datastores as a service to power our next-generation video services.
  • Collaborate efficiently with engineering teams and other partners across Hulu to gather requirements, develop solutions, provide visibility, and drive adoption.
  • Own datastore observability.
  • Build operational tooling for internal and external customers.
  • Proactively keep tabs on the latest industry trends and stay up-to-date on the cutting-edge technologies, to help keep Hulu a leader in the field.
  • Have a lot of fun.


  • 4+ years of software development experience designing and building scalable, fault-tolerant, high-uptime distributed systems from the ground up.
  • Design knowledge of different database technologies, preferably both relational and non-relational, as it relates to creating DBaaS solutions.
  • Strong proficiency in at least one widely used server-side programming language (Golang, Java, Python, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux development environments.
  • Strong passion for automation, testing, and code quality.
  • Motivation to take initiative and own projects.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a team-focused approach towards software development.


  • Experience building highly scalable and distributed systems with databases like MySQL/Aurora, Spanner, Couchbase, Cassandra, Dynamo DB, Redis, etc.
  • Experience working in a mix of AWS/Cloud and Enterprise data center environments.
  • Experience developing and operating infrastructure systems and services.
  • Experience working with large-scale real-time systems.

About Hulu:

Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Operating at the intersection of entertainment and technology, Hulu has a unique opportunity to be the number one choice for TV. We captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love, and we're looking for people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking, and embracing fun. Join us and see what Hulugan life is all about.

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 Hulu, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Hulu.

Hulu, 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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