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The Walt Disney Company Senior Software Engineer in New York, New York

Job Summary:

As a Software Engineer at Disney Streaming Services you'll have the opportunity to create innovative, highly scalable services that power Disney+, our new streaming service that offers everything from the latest Marvel movies and The Mandalorian to classic Disney films. Imagine tackling the challenges of facilitating a high-quality media streaming experience that works flawlessly across mobile, connected devices, and web, all while using the latest tech available from AWS and beyond. Working in a truly collaborative environment, your contributions will help raise the bar by innovating and adopting new patterns and technologies that keep your team on the bleeding edge of development. And while you’ll reap the benefits of being part of one of the world’s most respected companies, you’ll also enjoy autonomy; at Disney Streaming Services, we feel strongly that teams should own their own processes, decide their own technologies, and design solutions for the long term. If you're interested in putting your skills to work in a creative, highly supportive team environment whose goal is to bring people the entertainment they love, please reach out - we'd love to hear from you!

The Services Engineering Team is hiring Software Engineers in NYC, San Francisco, Manchester, London and Amsterdam. As a member of the team you will have the opportunity to work on the platform that powers our streaming products. Opportunities include Commerce and Growth Engineering, Digital Supply Chain, Metadata/artwork Processing and Delivery, Multimedia Development, User Authentication & Security, Digital Rights Management, Experimentation, and more.


Responsibilities: Every day as a Software Engineer at Disney Streaming Services is different. On any given day, you might:

  • Craft new or tweak existing software for backend services

  • Learn a new language or program

  • Work with a tightly-knit, cross-functional team of engineers to build software in an agile environment

  • Participate in the full lifecycle of software development, from requirements gathering, to designing, building, testing, maintenance, and support

  • Be part of the development of one of the most broadly distributed systems in the world, solving a wide variety of engineering challenges

  • Work backwards, looking at things from the customer perspective to solve a problem

  • Enjoy the perks and benefits of being part of The Walt Disney Company

Basic Qualifications:

  • API Driven service development.

  • Experience with key/value store databases and RDBMS

  • Automated testing at different levels (unit, integration, functional)

  • Strong design principles (object-oriented or functional)

  • Using abstraction to drive configurable behavior

  • Sharp problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work Independently and self-motivate

  • Deep respect for the craftsmanship in your software

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Build serverless applications

  • Architect resilient applications that handle failure gracefully

  • Create architectures using AWS infrastructure such as Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB, Kinesis, Code Deploy, etc.

  • Dev-ops experience: build pipelines and deployment, immutable infrastructure

  • Leverage your knowledge of tools such as Git, Jen--kins

Job ID: 761452BR

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Direct-to-Consumer and International

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