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Lead Software Engineer, Security (New York City, NY)

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The Media Distribution team is looking to hire a talented Lead Software Engineer to support the growing Content Distribution & Origin (CDO) Engineering team. The Media Distribution team within Disney Streaming is responsible for the development, support, and management of the content delivery pipeline from the Origin to the end-user.
Responsibilities :
  • Oversee, engage, and execute security architecture and design reviews that are in alignment to a chosen framework.
  • Analysis of known and emerging threats to determine risks against Disney Streaming content delivery assets
  • Prevent attacks through threat modeling, system audits, system hardening and policy compliance
  • Architect detection and mitigation strategies for common risk vectors
  • Consult internal information security resources within Disney Streaming and across TWDC to ensure supported platforms are following best practices
  • Contribute to or lead a significant part of the implementation and deployment of control plane software for the Disney Origin, Midtier, and Edge infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with development teams to implement security focused software features
  • Apply principled engineering practices including unit testing, integration testing, continuous integration and, by your example, lead others in your team to do likewise.
  • Develop your technical understanding to support and build your career.
  • Act as a mentor and an example to others in your team and across the organization.

Basic Qualifications :
  • 5+ years of security architecture, threat modeling, risk management, security engineering and tools, operations, and incident response experience.
  • 8+ years of software development and/or systems engineering experience.
  • 8+ years linux administration and/or development experience.
  • Experience securing large scale content delivery networks and expertise in the underlying HTTP, TLS, and DNS protocols.
  • Experience with anomaly detection and observability tools such as ELK, Splunk, Kentik, Prometheus, Grafana, Influx, ClickHouse, etc.
  • Knowledge of host and network based defenses including firewalls, AAA policy, DDoS mitigation.

Additional Information :
Location: New York, NY; or Remote.
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