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Sr. Security Engineer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10090467 Location Seattle, Washington, United States / Santa Monica, California, United States / Glendale, California, United States / San Francisco, California, United States / New York, New York, United States Business Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology Date posted Jul. 08, 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 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 maximize 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.

  • 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 execute groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.

Disney+ is the Disney-branded streaming service featuring an outstanding collection of content from its brands and franchises recognized and respected all over the world including Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, Disney, and NatGeo. Hulu is a premium streaming service that offers premium originals, current season TV, a massive library of hit series and movies, and live television.

Our combined Disney and Hulu team is looking for hardworking team players to join the Growth Fraud Prevention and Security team, who will thrive upon the legacy of Disney and Hulu, embrace unconventional thinking, and who are passionate about contributing to The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer (DTC) experience through strategic hard work and determination.

The Growth Fraud and Security team is responsible for protecting our customers and our services from bad actors. Our team is looking for an Application Security Engineer to help validate that our services are designed and implemented to the highest security standards. You will be responsible for analyzing the security of our services, testing, identify and addressing security issues. A successful candidate will need a combination of troubleshooting, technical, and communication skills, as well as the ability to handle a mix of disparate tasks which may include project and software development work.


  • Application security reviews for our services and applications.

  • Penetration testing for critical services and applications.

  • Security code reviews for critical changes during the development phase.

  • Security training and outreach to internal development teams.

  • Security best practices documentation.

Basic Requirements:

  • BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience.

  • 5+ years of experience with any of the following: threat modeling, secure coding, identity management and authentication, penetration testing and network security.

  • Experience with AWS Architecture (Lambda, SNS/SQS Messaging, API gateway, S3, ECS).

  • Experience working with Continuous Integration and Deployment tools - e.g., Maven, Jenkins 2, Ansible, GITHUB, Kubernetes, Rancher, Docker

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience implementing security solutions at organization level.

  • Understanding of web services.

  • Experience with multiple programming languages (such as, Java, Scala, Kotlin, Python, etc.)

  • Strong technical, problem-solving, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proven ability to work with all members of an extended and diverse project team.

  • Must be detail-oriented, self-organized, committed to quality and be capable of tracking multiple issues simultaneously.

  • Ability to function in a virtual team setting and effectively collaborate globally.

  • A desire to work in a fast-paced and challenging work environment.

The hiring range for this position in Washington, California and New York is $136,100 to $191,000 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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