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Sr Software Engineer

Seattle, Washington, United States; Santa Monica, California, United States

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Job ID 874001BR Location Seattle, Washington, United States; Santa Monica, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Oct. 21, 2021

Job Summary:

Ad Serving Engineering organization within Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution organization is fully responsible for building, enhancing and maintaining the rhigh-performance, distributed, microservice-based Digital Advertising Platform. The platform is charged with the qualification, delivery, and tracking of Digital Advertising campaigns (Video on Demand, Live TV, and innovative interactive ads) across all of Disney online properties, including Hulu and ESPN+.

In addition, Ad Serving teams collaborate in the development of supporting components, such as anti-ad fatigue systems, impression counting pipelines, and ad experience flows. We also work on integrations with critical services responsible for the correct pacing, targeting, and selection of ads.

As a member of our team, you will apply your knowledge and skills to help us deliver scalable, performant, maintainable, and testable software.

On a daily basis you should bring:
  • A willingness and desire to effectively communicate and collaborate across teams and systems.
  • A sense of ownership of the projects delivered by your team and department
  • A passion for mentoring, learning, and adapting to a very dynamic and fast paced environment
  • An understanding of how to define technical and operational metrics to measure system health and to manage risk.
  • A keen eye for potential optimizations and enhancements to our services
  • Kindness and pragmatic optimism.
  • Your unique view and experience

Responsibilities:

  • Writing and reviewing a lot of code and tests
  • Available for a weekly-rotating On-Call support schedule
  • Reading requirements documentation from Product and translating into implementation tickets
  • Reviewing, learning, and documenting software and system designs in a high throughput, low latency microservices environment
  • Enhancing systems’ observability with proper metrics, monitors and alerts

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of software engineering experience
  • Proficiency with Java
  • Demonstrable analytical / problem solving skills
  • Great communication, collaboration skills and a strong teamwork ethic with both technical and non-technical audiences

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with:
  • SpringBoot and related Spring projects
  • Non-relational database technologies e.g. DynamoDB
  • Redis and/or MemCache
  • Apache Kafka and/or Kinesis
  • AWS or other cloud platform
  • Terraform, Docker and Kubernetes
  • Ad Tech industry

Required Education

BS or MS in Computer Science / Engineering or relevant work experience

Additional Information:

ADPLATFORMS

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 Technology LLC, which is part of a business segment 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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