The Walt Disney Company
Create the Tech Behind Our Magic
New York City, NY

Data Engineer I, Data Platforms at The Walt Disney Company

| New York City, NY
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Job Summary:We are looking for someone who…
  • Has the curiosity to research and learn new technologies and skills and use recommended technical directions.
  • Employs positive thinking and is able to work constructively in a team setting
  • Is passionate about data engineering, core platform, big data and related technologies
Responsibilities:
  • Build cool things – Build software across our entire cutting-edge data platform, including data processing, storage, and serving large-scale web APIs, with awesome cutting-edge technologies. We operate in real-time with high-availability.
  • Harness curiosity – Change how we think, act, and utilize our data by performing exploratory and quantitative analytics, data mining, and discovery.
  • Innovate and inspire – Think of new ways to help make our data platform more scalable, resilient and reliable and then work across our team to put your ideas into action.
  • Have pride – Ensure performance isn’t our weakness by implementing and refining robust data processing, REST services, RPC (in an out of HTTP), and caching technologies.
  • Grow with us – Help us stay ahead of the curve by working closely with data architects, stream processing specialists, API developers, our DevOps team, and analysts to design systems which can scale elastically in ways which make other groups jealous.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Have 1+ years of experience developing with a mix of languages (Java, Scala, Python, SQL, etc.) and frameworks to implement data ingest, processing, and serving technologies. Experience with real-time and very large scalable online systems are preferred
  • Data and API experience –You are handy with big data framework such as Hadoop & Apache Spark, No-SQL systems such as Cassandra or DynamoDB, Streaming technologies such as Apache Kafka; Understand reactive programming and dependency injection such as Spring to develop REST services
  • Have a technology toolbox – Hands on experience with newer technologies relevant to the data space such as Spark, Kafka, Druid (or any other OLAP databases). You’ll have plenty of experience with developing in a cloud native environment with many different technologies

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Problem solver – Enjoy new and meaningful technology or business challenges which require you to think and respond quickly
  • Passion and creativity – Are passionate about data, technology, & creative innovation
  • Affinity for sports, entertainment or streaming
  • Prior experience building internet scale platforms – handling Peta- byte scale data, operationalizing clusters with hundreds of compute nodes in cloud environment.
  • Experience with open source such as Spring, Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Druid, Pilosa and Yarn/Kubernetes
  • Experience in working with Data Scientists to operationalize machine learning models
  • Proficiency with agile development methodologies shipping features every two weeks. It would be awesome if you have a robust portfolio on Github and / or open source contributions you are proud to share

Required Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline or its equivalent

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What are The Walt Disney Company Perks + Benefits

The Walt Disney Company Benefits Overview

Because our employees and cast members are at the heart of everything we do, Disney offers a competitive total rewards package that includes pay, health and savings benefits, time-off programs, educational opportunities and more. Together, these rewards make up a comprehensive package that help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally and take advantage of the special extras that only Disney can provide.

Eligibility for certain reward programs will vary based on your job status, work location and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
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Life Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days

An Insider's view of The Walt Disney Company

How does the company support your career growth?

Over my 13 years with the company, I’ve had passionate leaders and colleagues with diverse backgrounds who have taught me and given me opportunities to expand into areas I never thought possible. You have the freedom to take career risks and apply your previous experience in ways you may not anticipate.

Chase

Product Management Director

What is your vision for the company?

Disney has always been at the heart of the evolution of the media industry, and technology is an essential part of that. The way that we tell and consume stories in the future is going to be completely different than it is today, and The Walt Disney Company is uniquely positioned to shape and create that future.

Jamie

SVP/Chief Technology Officer, The Walt Disney Studios

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