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The Walt Disney Company Lead Technical Writer in Santa Monica, California

Job Summary:

Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) brings together the Company’s

best-in-class product, technology, and commercialization teams together into one

global organization. DMED is responsible for the P&L management and all

distribution, network and engineering operations, sales advertising, data and certain

key technology functions worldwide for the Company’s content engines. DMED also

manages operations of the Company’s streaming services including Disney+, Hulu,

ESPN+ and Disney+Hotstar; and domestic broadcast and cable television

networks.

The DMED Ad Platform integrates with thousands of advertisers, with over a billion

ads served per month. Before being served to a viewer, each one of these ads goes

through a sophisticated workflow involving sales and planning, targeting, trafficking,

and quality control, to deliver maximum value to our advertisers while maintaining

an engaging experience for viewers.

The Ad Applications team is where we develop the tools our advertising and other business partners use to configure rules related to advertiser and content partners that decide (among other things) where, how many, and what type of advertising to show our viewers. Our system is composed of a complex network of both internal and external systems including DMED’s streaming applications, 3rd party sales, order management, and metrics reporting and analyzing systems.

Operating at the intersection of entertainment and technology, we captivate and

connect viewers with the stories they love, and are looking for people who are

passionate about redefining advertising through collaboration, innovation,

unconventional thinking, stellar execution, committed to lifelong learning and

improving while still embracing fun. You’ll be joining a talented team that works

interdependently toward aggressive goals to deliver technically sound solutions. We

work to ensure that we share both accountability and credit as a team.

Responsibilities:

  • Write technical documentation for internal or external technical audiences, such as API (REST) reference docs and document functional end-user product for business and product partners

  • Prioritize documentation sets for existing APIs and internal products and tools

  • Update existing documentation, and provide mentorship to other team members to improve documentation

  • Supplement developer documentation with relevant code samples

  • Lead all aspects of documentation efforts with development and QA engineers to ensure the software developed matches the technical specifications and vice versa

  • Analyze content to maintain continuity of style

  • Build and edit documentation in support of the Hulu Ad Manager.

  • Build and edit the documentation in support of our new ad delivery service.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Review application code and maintain consistency in API requests and callbacks

  • Prioritize the different sets of documentation across Ad Platform and establish a process for intake and maintenance.

  • You can review application code and understand RESTful requests, responses and callbacks.

  • You have experience working with collaboration tools like the Confluence Wiki.

  • You have worked on Google Docs and visual diagramming tools like Lucid Chart.

  • You are familiar with agile planning tools like JIRA, Trello.

  • You have familiarity with documentation tools like Madcap Flare or others.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, relevant technical field, or 7+ years of equivalent experience.

Additional Information:

DISNEYADSALES

Job ID: 829656BR

Location: Santa Monica,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

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