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Sr. Software Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10049807 Location Santa Monica, California, United States / Town of Bristol, Connecticut, United States / San Francisco, California, United States / New York, New York, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States / Orlando, Florida, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted May 18, 2023

Job Summary:

We are seeking a motivated and experienced senior engineer to help develop and maintain Disney’s systems and products.. As an engineer on this team, you will work with a team of peers to design, build, and manage scalable distributed systems & applied algorithms that power consumer facing and/or internal systems. This team has an enormous impact on millions of users. As a senior engineer, you will be asked to provide technical leadership in driving innovation and delivering high-quality search features at scale.


  • Design, develop, and maintain our search technology to enhance the user experience for Disney customers
  • Participate in architecture design for search, relevance, and ranking problems
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams like Product and Program to identify search-related business requirements and provide technical solutions
  • Mentor, empower and provide career growth opportunities for team members
  • Foster and maintain effective communication channels with your team members, stakeholders, and leadership.
  • Monitor and improve the performance, scalability, and reliability of our search infrastructure
  • Leave systems better than you found them


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in software engineering, with a focus on building well-designed architecture, shipping robust code and contributing to a positive team environment
  • Demonstrated success in being part of a team problem-solving, designing and implementing software at scale
  • Mentorship experience & a desire to help your fellow engineers get better at what they do
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with experience presenting and explaining complex technical ideas to peers and leadership
  • Biased towards action, with experience delivering high-quality software solutions on time, at scale and within budget.

Nice To Haves:

  • Solid understanding of search technologies, such as Elasticsearch, Solr, or Lucene, and applied machine learning techniques, such as supervised and unsupervised learning, deep learning, and natural language processing.
  • Experience with search relevance tuning, query optimization, and ranking algorithms that incorporate applied machine learning techniques.

The hiring range for this position is $129,560 to $199,870 per year. 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.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

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. 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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