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The Walt Disney Company Manager, Software Engineering in New York, New York

Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology

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.

A few reasons why we think you’d love working here:

  • 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.

Media Engineering

Media Engineering is an innovative organization that is focused on providing the best possible video playback experience, art, and metadata to customers around the world, powered by exceptional technology. This strategic work requires streamlining and repurposing technology across different business and distribution channels – including streaming, linear, and theatrical – so that technology can ebb and flow across the needs of the business.

The Playback Services team is responsible for implementing technology to delivery media streams to end users at scale, and is looking for an engineering manager to drive our team forward and build amazing user experiences and performant, scalable APIs for Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. Responsibilities will include design and discovery of new projects, executional success, domain ownership, operational expertise, and career and people coaching. From a technology perspective, this role requires strong Functional Programming, Scala, and AWS experience, and a standard of excellence in high availability, high throughput systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with a team of engineers building software in a collaborative development process

  • Become a domain expert and help the team understand product requirements, prioritization, and project sequencing.

  • Build high-performance, stable, scalable systems to be deployed in an enterprise setting

  • Lead high-level architecture discussions and planning sessions

  • Author and provide feedback on technical proposals and root cause analyses

  • Provide mentoring and advice for other engineers

  • Establish engineering standards within the team to drive quality and excellence

  • Aid the DSS technical community through presentations, tech talks, and other knowledge-sharing efforts

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or related field), or equivalent training or work experience

  • 8+ years of technical experience with at least 2 years of engineering leadership experience

  • Experience delivering backend applications and RESTful services in a production environment, using functional programming and Scala (Cats, Cats Effect, Tagless Final)

  • Understanding of async programming models (events, callbacks, promises, async/await), threading/concurrency, source control concepts and exposure to Git

  • Experience with build and deployment technologies such as Jenkins and Docker, application monitoring software such as Grafana, DataDog, and cloud platforms such as AWS

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-learner, independent, excellent problem-solving skills

The hiring range for this position in Seattle, WA and in New York City, NY is $172,282 to $231,110 per year; the hiring range for this position in Santa Monica/Burbank/Glendale/L.A., California and in Bristol, Connecticut is $164,492 to $220,660; and the hiring range for this position in San Francisco, California is $180,154 to $241,670 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.

Job ID: 10090411

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology

The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email Candidate.Accommodations@Disney.com with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.

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