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The Walt Disney Company Lead Software Engineer in San Francisco, California

Job Summary:

Disney Streaming Services (DSS) is looking for a talented Lead Software Engineer to join the Offer Services team.

The team is responsible for orchestrating the user flow and integrating with various other backend services during signups for Disney+ and ESPN+. We sit in the path of user registration and orchestrating the flows through various internal services to figure out right pricing based on plan type (monthly/yearly/pay-per-view/etc,), eligibility for Free Trials, promotions, bundles, discounts and other offers. We are a Tier 1 service that needs to be highly available in all regions.

This is a newly formed team based out of the San Francisco office and you will be one of the early engineers on the team. We are a fast paced and fast growing team, where you will have influence over the technical direction and architecture for the services and tools built by the team. You will also have an opportunity to learn about the international landscape and challenges in the area of billing, payments, subscriptions, offers and promotions as our streaming services launch around the world over the next few years.

Minimal Qualifications

  • BS/MS Degree in Computer Science or equivalent with 7 to 10 years of experience in backend development.

  • Proficient in designing and implementing large scale distributed systems.

  • Experience working with at least one Object Oriented Language like Java (or JVM variant languages like Scala, Kotlin), Python, PHP or others.

  • Knowledge/experience with AWS products and services (EC2, S3, Lambda, DyanmoDB, SQS, RDS, ElastiCache, CloudFront, etc.) or other cloud providers.

  • Functional programming experience.

  • In-depth experience working on relational and/or noSQL databases.

  • Previous experience taking ownership of features/functionality and delivering projects end-to-end with high quality and robust architecture.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with cross functional business partners

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

Nice to haves

  • Previous work with distributed teams.

  • Functional programming experience.

  • Ability to quickly ramp up on new domains and technologies.

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 Disney+ and ESPN+. 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.

Job ID: 759676BR

Location: San Francisco,California

Job Posting Company: Direct-to-Consumer and International

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