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Senior Software Engineer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10090335 Location Seattle, Washington, United States / New York, New York, United States Business Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology Date posted May 23, 2024

Job Summary:


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 transforming our 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 enhance 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 here:

  • Building the future of Disney’s media: DE&E Technologists are designing and building the infrastructure that will power our 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.

Engineering Services designs, builds, and sustains technology that powers DE&E Technology’s worldwide content production and distribution platforms. In doing so, they contribute to a series of cross-functional services and technologies, including Quality Assurance, Data Analytics, Software Development, Broadcast Infrastructure, and Networking & Security.

We are looking for a software engineer who is passionate about observability tooling and integrations. This role will partner closely across engineering teams to craft and build innovative systems and processes to further improve and harness critical engineering data points. In this role you will enhance data to improve our understanding of essential engineering systems, playing a key role in the engineering lifecycle and creation of critical data points, solution frameworks, and ultimately products.

Do you have a passion for observability and analytics and love working with software engineering teams? Then please continue reading!


  • Contribute to captivating solutions, frameworks, and measurement of engineering systems.

  • Help redefine engineering requirements and models to resolve discontinuity of disparate systems.

  • Serve as a technical leader in the engineering team, providing mentorship and technical leadership.

  • Ensure engineering data capabilities empower developer teams to make improvements to our viewer experience.

  • Coordinate and contribute to investigations and analysis.

  • Discover opportunities for innovation and improvements across the entire engineering space.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or electrical engineering or related field, or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience working with software development.

  • Proficiency in Golang

  • Front End Experience in JavaScript or React JS

  • Strong expertise in backend development and architecture, experience with distributed systems.

  • Strong attention to detail with excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.

  • BA, BS, or MS in a quantitative field (CS, Engineering, Math/Statistics, Economics, Business, or similar) is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading a small team.

  • Familiarity with data platforms such as MySQL, Databricks, Snowflake, or Datadog.

  • Experience using data and creating frameworks to improve the structure of the data is a plus.

  • Experience in the streaming industry, knowledge of client and server side architecture is a plus.

  • Production experience with SDLC processes (GitHub) and AWS cloud services.

  • Experience with Rust, Python, or Java.

The hiring range for this position in New York or Washington is $142,600 to $191,100 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, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney champions a business environment where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a constantly evolving world.

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