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Senior Software Engineering Tech Lead

Stockport, CHS - GB

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Job ID 763722BR Location Stockport, England, United Kingdom Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Sep. 10, 2020

Job Summary:

Disney+ has, as of August 2020, 60 million active subscribers with aspirations for many more (we only launched in November 2019!). Ensuring all of our millions of users have the magical experience they come to expect from Disney, when watching their favourite shows is a challenge that we relish. This means scaling, and reliability is our primary focus in everything we build.
As a backend development team we are experienced advocates of functional programming so you can expect to join a team that are applying principles from FP, Reactive Programming and Distributed Computing to build these services, using Scala, Cats, http4s, FS2, Spark and Cats Effect as well a wide range of cloud native technologies including AWS (Kinesis, DynamoDB, Lambda), Docker and Serverless.

We are looking for a Tech Lead to join one of Disney’s services engineering teams, supporting a variety of backend API services that directly support the Disney+ platform.

You will be part of the Growth Engineering organisation, responsible for supporting new customer signup and retention flows, billing services and payment integrations as well as the offer and subscription management service teams.

You will be a key member of a software development team, leading design and production of services and functionality to support subscription management capabilities for the Disney+ web interface, mobile devices and set top boxes as well as several other platform service teams and stakeholders. This Includes high traffic API services, event driven processes, a sizable globally-distributed data repository and the provision of real-time data streams.

You will contribute to and be part of an engaging, dynamic and inclusive engineering team, grounded in scrum and agile practices, CI/CD, great collaboration, functional programming and are motivated by a commitment to continuous learning and improvement


Responsibilities

Working within one of Disney’s services engineering teams, supporting a variety of backend API services that directly support the Disney+ platform.

You will:

  • Collaborate in the design, build and evolution of the backend services that power the Disney+ platform

  • Manage a product engineering team, ultimately responsible for the delivery of that product

  • Mentor your team to improve technical ability and build a profile within and outside the organisation

  • Engineer technical software solutions primarily using Scala based microservices deployed within AWS infrastructure

  • Support high traffic API services, globally distributed data and apply event driven architectures

  • Influence and drive software engineering and architecture best practices and standards within the team and wider community

  • Challenge technical and architectural decisions within the team



What we would like to see

  • Very strong software engineering experience.

  • Commercial functional programming experience, preferably with Scala.

  • Experience with Cloud Infrastructure, preferably with AWS.

  • You think not just in terms of code, but architecture. You communicate your ideas effectively to others within your team.

  • Data systems experience with relational or NoSQL DBs preferably at scale.

  • Experience with building highly available, mission critical and high traffic systems.

  • Event driven systems, data streaming and analytics and challenges of distributed and globally available systems engineering.

  • Experience in e-commerce domain, such as payments integration, subscription management or mobile device in-app-purchase systems.

  • Contributions to the technical community, either through blogs, internal workshops, meetups or conferences.

  • Broad and deep technical knowledge and hands-on expertise with many disparate technologies and programming languages.

  • Ability to dive deep into any technical component as well as understand and drive the overall systems architecture.

  • Excellent at articulating problems and bringing together peers to achieve the best solution for the business.

  • Demonstrate significant creativity and high judgment in your work.

  • You are looked to as an expert in your given field.

Additional Information:

On offer is a competitive salary which is complemented by a Disney benefits and rewards package which includes LTI bonus (long-term-incentive), pension, holiday allowance, annual bonuses, Disney parks & resorts passes and discounts on Disney merchandise.

If you would like to see more of the work we’re doing, follow us on Linkedin and Twitter, or follow our new Technology Blog “Disney Streaming Services - The Art of Possible”.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. 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.



About Disney Streaming Services:

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. We serve consumers by bringing the world’s most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

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 Cake Solutions Limited, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

Cake Solutions Limited is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. 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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