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Sr Software Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10023429 Location Seattle, Washington, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Nov. 15, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely. A remote opportunity may be possible for qualified candidates under certain circumstances and, if granted, the employee would work remotely on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

• Analyzes, designs, programs, debugs, and modifies software enhancements and/or new products used in local, networked, cloud-based or Internet-related computer programs. Code may either be used in commercial and end-user applications, or may focus on software and tools in support of infrastructure and technology platforms. Deliverables are typically large or highly complex software programs and systems. Has in depth knowledge of current programming language and technologies, writes code, completes programming, and may perform testing and debugging of applications. May interact with users to define system requirements and/or necessary modifications. Conceives, designs, develops, tests, and implements software components, fixes, enhancements, and/or new systems and applications. Codes at the component level. Designs and develops highly scalable software systems and applications. • An employee at this level is an experienced professional with solid foundational skill/knowledge in a given functional field.

Job Summary:

Content Platform Engineering is hiring a Senior Software Engineer for the Title Management team to help build and innovate a world class content platform to support content delivery for brands such as Disney plus, ESPN+, Hulu, ABC, Marvel and Star Wars.   Our team of talented software engineers builds and manages a diverse suite of products and services that advance Disney’s media supply chain powering the some of the most watched entertainment content. You will help to define platform capabilities, designing and implementing product solutions using solid design principles, while balancing complexity, speed of implementation, and expandability.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:

  • You will be building scalable, maintainable, and well-tested software solutions which are flexible enough to meet the requirements of multiple customers and stakeholders. You will:
  • Collaborate with other software engineers and cross-functional teams
  • Work independently to design, build, test, and deploy high quality software solutions
  • Provide technical guidance and evangelize best practices. 
  • Maintain a deep understanding of our core systems and how they interact with upstream and downstream dependencies. 
  • Contribute and review code, set standards, and work with engineers to ensure product and design specifications are met 
  • Responsible for fundamental platform performance, scalability, and resiliency 
  • Partner with stakeholders to refine requirements, and propose solutions to problems that span multiple teams 
  • Contribute to cross-functional troubleshooting of complex issues as needed 
  • Troubleshoot issues and fix defects
  • Mentor junior engineers and conduct code reviews

Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with common backend technologies such as REST APIs, GraphQL, Microservice architectures, async programming
  • Experience with architecture and delivery of high volume, cached, fault tolerant, multi-threaded scalable systems 
  • Experience with a wide range of data store technologies such as MongoDB, Redis,  Elasticsearch, Postgres, and DynamoDB
  • Experience with Java or Kotlin, and Spring Framework
  • Experience with Cloud-based technologies such as AWS EC2, S3, SQS, Lambda and Step Functions, and Fargate
  • Experience with build and deployment technologies such as Docker, Gitlab-CI, Terraform/Cloud formation, and Jenkins
  • Experience in Agile/Scrum methodology
  • Team player with strong oral and written communications skills
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies
  • Expertise with full lifecycle of application development, including best practices of unit testing, code reviews, documentation, etc. 
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail 
  • 5+ years relevant industry experience  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous work experience in media distribution 
  • Experience working with vendor teams to deliver high quality results 
  • Knowledge of performance testing and application profiling 
  • Strong curiosity about how Disney delivers the Magic and a desire to be a part of it 


  • BS Computer Science or related technical discipline or its equivalent 

The hiring range for this remote position is $143,800 to $199,900 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. 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 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 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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