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

Lead Software Engineer at The Walt Disney Company (New York City, NY)

| New York City, NY
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We are caching infrastructure professionals who employ best-practices to develop scalable caching solutions. We're responsible for the development and operational efficiency of Disney’s owned and operated Origin, Mitdier, and Edge appliances, which serve content for Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Star+.
Responsibilities :
  • Lead a significant part of the architecture and implementation of data plane and configuration software to the Disney Origin, Midtier, and Edge appliance ecosystem.
  • Work as a technical lead to architect next generation caching technologies
  • Create and manage mechanisms to collect metrics and synthesize meaningful insights with that data.
  • 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 :
  • 15+ years of software architecture and development experience.
  • 10+ years systems programming experience in C or C++ and Python
  • Expert level knowledge of scaling HTTP, caching and networking protocols
  • Demonstrated ability to lead development teams through complex engineering challenges.
  • Proficient writing code against Linux I/O and Storage subsystems
  • A strong foundation in system design
  • Proven experience building highly performant, stable systems
  • A fondness for unit tests and automated testing in multiple forms
  • Knowledge pertaining to the logging and manipulation of monitoring / metrics

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience with Varnish Cache and VCL
  • Solid troubleshooting and debugging skills
  • Knowledge of video streaming / HLS / DASH
  • Familiarity with storage technologies - SSD, NVME, DC-PDIMM

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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.

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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.


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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.


SVP/Chief Technology Officer, The Walt Disney Studios

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