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Senior Data Engineer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10085425 Location Seattle, Washington, United States / Bristol, Connecticut, United States / Santa Monica, California, United States / San Francisco, California, United States / New York, New York, United States Business Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology Date posted Apr. 02, 2024

Job Summary:

Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology

On any given day at Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology, we’re reimagining ways to create magical viewing experiences for the world’s most beloved stories while also redefining Disney’s media business for the future. Whether that’s evolving our streaming and digital products in new and immersive ways, powering worldwide advertising and distribution to improve flexibility and efficiency, or delivering Disney’s unmatched entertainment and sports content, every day is a moment to make a difference to partners and to hundreds of millions of people around the world.

A few reasons why we think you’d love working for Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology

  • Building the future of Disney’s media business: DE&E Technologists are designing and building the infrastructure that will power Disney’s media, advertising, and distribution businesses for years to come.

  • Reach & Scale: The products and platforms this group builds and operates delight millions of consumers every minute of every day – from Disney+ and Hulu, to ABC News and Entertainment, to ESPN and ESPN+, and much more.

  • Innovation: We develop and implement groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.

As a Sr Data Engineer, you will be a domain expert in business intelligence tools, collaborating with teams on standard methodologies and own administration tasks such setting user provisioning, handling security models, and performing upgrades. You will construct semantic layers for Looker, MicroStrategy, Tableau, and In-House Tools on top of our big data warehouse, making sure the data is represented to analysts in an accurate, consistent, and performant way. The ideal candidate understands sophisticated data models, has strong communication skills, and has deep experience in business intelligence tools. If you are someone who can find beauty in organized datasets, then this is a phenomenal role for you.

What You Will Do

  • Responsible for design, initial installation, configuration, daily operations, and user support of business intelligence environments for Looker, Tableau and other BI tools including DEV, QA Production, high availability and disaster recovery instances.

  • Leads system security, user provisioning and license compliance within Looker, Tableau, and MicroStrategy environments.

  • Works with data engineering to create LookML models to support reporting

  • Support upgrades, configuration and troubleshooting for business intelligence tools

  • Monitor system and server health

  • Troubleshoot connection and performance issues (including troubleshooting SQL queries)

  • Tune business intelligence tools to optimize performance and ensure high availability

  • Work with IT to create and monitor backup and logging strategy

  • Monitors and tunes BI tools to ensure optimum level of performance.

  • Collects and analyzes system operational information for capacity and planning purposes.

  • Develops and maintains appropriate system documentation to ensure that the system is supportable by other team members.

  • Provides updates to our customers, business and staff on a timely basis for projects and tasks.

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • At least 5 years experience with business intelligence tools, with at least 3 of those years working with Looker (Tableau, MicroStrategy experience also helpful).

  • 3+ years focused on tasks like maintaining security, setting up users, supervising and troubleshooting

  • Experience writing and solving complex SQL queries

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of data warehouse concepts

  • Basic Windows and Linux server administration skills

  • Experience with a programming language such as Python

  • ETL/ELT experience

  • Experience working with data APIs

  • Familiarity with setting up SAML/SSO in Business Intelligence tools

  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks for projects as well as daily support requests/issues.

  • Must be able to effectively interact with both business and technical resources to understand and resolve issues as well as deliver projects.

  • Must have problem solving skills in relation to system operations as well as product usage.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field

Additional Information


The hiring range for this position in Santa Monica, CA is $136,100.00 to $182,400.00 per year, in San Francisco, CA is $149,000.00 to $199,800.00 per year, in Seattle, WA is $142,600.00 to $191,100.00 per year, and in New York, NY is $142,600.00 to $191,100.00 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 Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology:

Disney Entertainment and ESPN Technology (DE&E Technology) provides the technological backbone and product development for Disney’s two media business units, while helping to keep the company at the vanguard of innovation – enabling the Company to continuously leverage technology to enhance storytelling and creativity, while delivering scalability, flexibility, and efficiency for its businesses.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 Entertainment & ESPN Technology.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, 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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