The Walt Disney Company
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Executive Director, Software Engineering, Media Distribution at The Walt Disney Company (New York City, NY)

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Disney Streaming Services is looking to hire top talent to support our growth of media distribution and the ownership of our own content distribution and cache hierarchy. Current need is for evolutionary management and of a global Cache and forward service capable of connecting hundreds of millions of subscribers to content. Specifically, Disney is interested in developing and DevOps engineering leadership for Origin, Mid-tier and edge appliance that is tasked to deliver 100% uptime and satisfy the demand of Disney Direct To Consumer needs in support of our OTT platforms globally.
Responsibilities :
We are looking for a tactical executive responsible for the critical architecture’s software development lifecycle management as well as short- and long-term roadmap execution of a software platform that is designed to hierarchal store and deliver content between Disney and end-users.
  • Operate a Origin layer capable of storing vast content in public and private clouds (ObjectStore)
  • Operate a mid-tier, edge appliance code base and popularity algorithm that determines what and where content is stored and cached
  • Operate a software layer in support of Origin/Mid/Edge (Varnish Code Base VCL scripting language)
  • Operate a code base that is responsible for content replication across a cache hierarchy
  • Operate various Web Services and a “Partner Portals” in pursuit of partnership goals
  • Operate and grow an engineering and development team to meet scaling goals
  • Deliver against strict QoE and uptime SLAs
  • Experience with caching infrastructure and CDNs a must
  • Experience with content replication at multiple petabyte scale
  • Act as Tier 3 support in escalations Operations escalations. (Occasionally acting as Tier 2)
  • Manage and coordinate deployments against global capacity plans
  • Craft Root Cause Analysis

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