The Walt Disney Company
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Santa Monica

Lead Software Engineer, Data at The Walt Disney Company

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Disney Streaming's Big Data Platform team is seeking a Lead Software Engineer who will be an outstanding addition to our growing team. As a Lead Software Engineer at Disney Streaming, you will build our next-generation data analytics platform utilizing most advanced big data technologies. Are you willing to go to the depths to solve complex problems and have the curiosity to explore and learn new technologies for innovative solutions? If you are someone who enjoys answering the difficult data questions and enjoy the start-up play hard/work hard environment, then this is a great role for you!
Responsibilities :
  • Design, architect, develop, scale, and improve the service and tools in our unrivaled big data platform for the entirety of Disney Streaming by using both of Cloud and on-premises environments
  • Implement solutions using groundbreaking technologies like rewriting and improving the Kafka, Airflow and help to give back to the open-source community
  • Invent novel and scalable solutions to meaningful big data/ML/AI technical problems, introduce new technologies
  • Diagnose and debug issues in production environments
  • Collaborate with architects, researchers, program managers, and product managers in an open, creative environment

Basic Qualifications :
  • Demonstrated programming (Scala/Java) and shell scripting skills
  • Experience with real-time processing infrastructure like Kafka and orchestration platform like Airflow
  • 7+ years of relevant industry experience in high traffic and scalable distributing computing production systems
  • Strong cloud infrastructure knowledge in one of AWS/Google cloud

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Independent, ambitious, highly technical, and capable of working towards results under pressure and ambiguity
  • Open-source contributor/committee in one of big data/ML/AI project
  • Familiar with source code in Kafka and Airflow
  • Web UI design/development with React

Required Education :
  • Bachelors in Computer Science or related field

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