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Sr Software Engineer, Platform Engineering

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10011565 Location Santa Monica, California, United States / United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Oct. 06, 2022

Job Summary:

Sr. Software Engineer, Deployment

Developer Platform Engineering is a distributed team that owns internal tools used to deploy the services that make up Disney Streaming's products. Built for AWS with a variety of open source software, our tools are used by dozens of engineering teams across the company. We strive to act as a productivity multiplier by offering our customers rich primitives for delivering their services, allowing them to focus more on product.

As a member of Developer Platform Engineering , you will build tools and services to support exponential growth in Disney Streaming's product and partner portfolios. You'll also collaborate to enable cloud-native practices and new developer workflows. You should have a passion for software engineering, distributed systems, and automation.


  • Develop and deploy tools and services to automate the infrastructure and software lifecycles

  • Engineer RESTful and GraphQL-based services in Python and Go

  • Address persistence requirements in increasingly ephemeral environments

  • Ease adoption of cloud-native concepts and technologies for the wider engineering organization

  • Work directly with our customers to drive adoption


  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related field of study or equivalent work experience

  • 5+ years experience building software on *nix platforms and cloud platforms

  • Experience with containerized deployments

  • You're a self-learner, independent, and have excellent problem-solving skills

  • You care deeply about craftsmanship in your software, and can work backwards from the customer

  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills

Nice to have, but not required

  • Experience with container schedulers (e.g. Kubernetes, ECS, Nomad)

  • You have successfully applied immutable infrastructure patterns

  • You've worked with and improved the reliability of distributed systems

  • You've deployed and operated geographically distributed, redundant services

  • Engagement with open source communities


Technologies we love

  • Languages: Go, Python, Java and Bash

  • Tools: Docker, Kubernetes, Spinnaker, Helm, Git, Graphite, GraphQL, Jenkins, Logstash, Packer, Puppet, Sensu

  • Data stores: DynamoDB, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, Redis


This position can be worked remotely, or from our location in Santa Monica, CA.

The hiring range for this remote position is $117,752 to $143,600 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. 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.

Additional Information!:


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

Disney Streaming Tech 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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