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Software Engineer (Scala)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 634956BR Location Stockport, England, United Kingdom Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Jan. 30, 2019

Job Summary:

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; the upcoming Disney subscription video service; 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.

Following the successful launch of our Eurosport Player and ESPN+, our teams are working on new services for the marquee Disney SVOD project Disney+ that will be launching in late 2019. Based in the Disney Streaming Services offices at Houldsworth Mill in Stockport, Greater Manchester, you will be working with a large, cross-functional and distributed team of Scala Developers, DevOps/SRE’s, Automation Testers and Front-End Engineers. This is where the bulk of the UK team are based, so you have the opportunity to work on projects relating to DRM, Multimedia, API Services, ADTech, and many others.

We want to talk with talented engineers who are either already delivering Scala code in production, or are interested in functional programming. If you have experience working with functional languages like Haskell, Scheme, F# and Typescript, or want to take your current experience into that space, we would love to work with you.

Responsibilities:

You will have the opportunity to stay at the forefront of technology and apply a principled approach to software engineering, working on interesting projects using Scala, Akka, Kafka, Kinesis and Dynamo. We aim to build software that is distributed, reactive and scalable. You will:
  • Lead a significant part of the implementation and deployment of services within your team.
  • Work on challenging and varied business domains including video encoding, digital rights management, advertising, authentication, and payment services.
  • Apply principled engineering practices including unit testing, integration testing, continuous integration and, by your example, lead others in your team to do likewise.
  • Develop your technical understanding to support and build your career.
  • Act as a mentor and an example to others in your team and across the organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrable working experience with the Lightbend Reactive Platform, particularly Scala, Akka & Play.
  • Experience creating scalable and reactive web applications with modern frameworks such as: Play, ScalaJS, AngularJS, ReactJS.
  • Knowledge of applying object-oriented and functional programming styles to real-world software engineering problems.
  • Demonstrable understanding of high-quality coding and testing practices.
  • A strong understanding of continuous integration and continuous delivery practices.
  • An appetite to learn new technologies and a drive for continual improvement.
  • Contributions to the technical community, either through blogs, internal workshops, meetups or conferences.

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, 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”.


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; the upcoming Disney subscription video service; 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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