Sr Software Engineer(Scala) at The Walt Disney Company (San Francisco, CA)

| San Francisco, CA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: $135,382-$199,870 Annually
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Sr. Software Engineer
Job Summary:
Hulu, Disney+, and Star+ are Disney's streaming service featuring an incomparable collection of content from its brands and franchises recognized and respected all over the world including Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, Disney, and NatGeo. Our combined Hulu and Disney team is looking for hardworking team players, who will thrive upon the legacy of Disney and Hulu, embrace unconventional thinking, and who are passionate about contributing to The Walt Disney Company's direct-to-consumer experience.
We are making major enhancements to our multi-region, multi-tenant core image service platform to enable all of our brands to have the same dynamic experience. You can be a part of building a unified image service platform that will encapsulate the very best of Disney+ and Hulu.
This position might be right for you if:

  • You want to help us build a core image manipulation and delivery platform that impacts every fan of our products
  • You're a curious and efficient engineer who wants to feel empowered to help define the direction of development and work side-by-side with some of the brightest minds in our organization
  • You enjoy working with other brilliant engineers in a challenging but supportive environment, learning from others and sharing your expertise with them


  • Design core, backend software components for the Image Service Platform
  • Collaborate with other Image Service engineers and external engineering teams to evaluate and design appropriate solutions to effectively meet Product requirements
  • Build and manage code in AWS using TerraForm, K8s, Spinnaker, and other CI/CD tools
  • Evaluate new or existing technologies and products for implementation, considering costs, usability, compatibility and scalability
  • Create technical documentation and runbooks for reference and reporting purposes
  • DynamoDB, MySQL and an array of AWS native services
  • Collaborate with other team members (including product owners, TPMs, and other stakeholders) to achieve product and business requirements
  • Conduct design and code reviews
  • Analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of various system resources


  • 5+ years of experience building internet-scale API or services applications
  • Experience in a Scala
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering
  • Familiarity with the AWS environment, including ECS (Docker), S3, EC2, Lambda, CloudWatch
  • Familiarity with infrastructure as code such as Terraform, CloudFormation
  • Understanding of software development fundamentals
  • Familiarity with writing unit, integration and functional tests
  • Familiarity integrating with service APIs and/or SDKs
  • Understanding of agile processes software team with version control & project management tools (e.g. Github, SVN, Jira, Basecamp)
  • Creative and inventive problem solving
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a team-focused approach towards software development.


  • C++/C is a nice to have
  • Knowledge of these database solutions, DynamoDB, MySQL/Aurora, Redis Elasticache, MongoDB, Cassandra
  • Experience building scalable, fault-tolerant, high-uptime systems

The hiring range for this position in San Francisco is $148,994.00 to $199,870.00 and in Seattle is $135,382 to $181,610 per year, and in NYC is $135,382 to $181, 610, and in Santa Monica is $129, 560 to $173,800. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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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

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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Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
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Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
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Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
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