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The Walt Disney Company Content Distribution Engineer in New York, New York

Job Summary:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment (DTCI) is a global, multiplatform media, technology and distribution organization for high-quality content created by Disney’s Studio Entertainment and Media Networks groups.

DTCI includes Disney’s international media operations and the Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service, the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu, and the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN. BAMTECH Media, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney-branded streaming platforms, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company as part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment.

Disney Streaming Services is a business unit within The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment that oversees all consumer-facing digital video subscription services across the company. Disney Streaming is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including Disney+, the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service, programmed in conjunction with ESPN; and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Its core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

As we continue to deliver content to users across the globe, our Content Distribution and Origin team is looking for engineering talent that can help drive our on-premise, cloud, and third party distribution solutions. Working with the latest in streaming video, web serving and caching technologies, you will have the opportunity to be part of a growing team looking to constantly deliver best in class performance to our millions of subscribers worldwide.

Responsibilities:

For the role of Content Distribution Edge Engineer, Disney Streaming Services is looking for a candidate interested in caching technology and CDN edge services that can join as a junior member of our Content Distribution team. In this role, the edge engineer will be responsible for:

  • Contribute to work with commercial and internal caching solutions for edge delivery

  • Implement, review and oversee CDN deployments and changes with commercial providers

  • Configure and manage edge implementation options across a growing scale of edge providers

  • Work with edge service providers to troubleshoot issues in real time

  • Participate in internal caching best practices for all edge based solutions

  • Provide tier-2 on call evaluation, escalation and support

  • Actively participate and guide caching architecture discussions with edge service providers

  • Manage DNS for global scale, fail over and implementation

  • Actively review performance metrics across CDNs and develop plans for improvements in concert with senior team members

Basic Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of HTTP/DNS/Internet Architecture

  • Virtualization (KVM, Containers)

  • Cloud Technologies (AWS, GCP)

  • Web Serving (NGINX, HAProxy)

  • Caching (Varnish)

  • Content Delivery Network Experience (Akamai, Limelight, Level 3, etc)

  • Understanding of streaming video protocols (HLS) and how it interacts with caching

  • Knowledge of video players and impact on cache logic

  • Passion for Troubleshooting and Debugging

  • Comfort with APIs

Preferred Education

  • BS/BA is preferred

Job ID: 762500BR

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Direct-to-Consumer and International

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