Director of Software Engineering, Disney Streaming
Building features that reach diverse audiences
The major initiative that Darshana Umakanth and the Disney Streaming engineering team are working on at Disney is broadly termed “unification.” And it’s a big deal. It means that the director of software engineering of Disney Streaming and her team are looking to unify the services that power Hulu, Disney+ and Star+, bringing equal capabilities to all applications. A project like this serves her team’s all-encompassing mission: to build features that help Disney reach more diverse audiences in powerful and personalized ways.
I’m incredibly lucky that I get to lead a team full of driven engineers and leaders who want to do something good every day.
Executive Director of Program Management, DMED
Powering advertising across digital properties
When Suzanne Glover joined The Walt Disney Company nine years ago, she never could have imagined the rate of change she’d experience. With that transformation came increasingly data-driven storytelling and ad content that speaks to viewers’ interests. She sees her role as an essential piece of the global unified ad platform puzzle.
Disney’s decision to go all in on streaming has allowed us to evolve as a company in lock step with our guest’s changing viewing habits.
Director of Software Development for DMED Digital Ad Platforms
A #oneteam mentality
Lawrence Leach is all about unification. That means bringing his team together to problem-solve as well as selling advertisers on an ad platform that serves as a one-stop shop for ad buys across all distribution channels. But with multiple channels come multiple tech stacks, which is a challenge he hopes to address in the months to come.
Our goal is always to get out of the way of the viewer and provide an experience that allows them to engage with the advertising like they might with the content itself.
What are The Walt Disney Company Perks + Benefits
The Walt Disney Company Benefits Overview
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Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Sick Days
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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.
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.
SVP/Chief Technology Officer, The Walt Disney Studios