Senior Software Engineer

By | November 2, 2022

Job Responsibilities : Senior Software Engineer

Salary : $157960 per year

Company : (part of The Walt Disney Company)

Location : Remote US

Disney Streaming encompasses the teams behind the Hulu Disney+ ESPN+ and Star+ streaming services within Disney’s Media & Entertainment Distribution group. We sit at the intersection between entertainment sports and technology and seek to connect viewers with the stories they love while pushing the streaming industry forward with consumer-first innovation

Disney Streaming is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the Session and Media Access team. This role would be working within the Playback Services organization. Playback Services sits at the heart of many different systems and organizations across Disney Streaming. As such many of our systems are considered critical-path to the overall user experience (user state management playback URL generation/gating stream concurrency detection/enforcement resume watching playback analytics) and need to be highly available resilient and performant under high throughput.

If you enjoy streaming media are interested in live sports and entertainment or just want to join a fast-growing team that plays an integral part of the revenue producing arm of a company then our team is for you.

Technologies include Scala Java Python and AWS (ECS Kubernetes Kinesis SQS SNS Lambda Dynamo ElasticCache Elasticsearch among others). Experience in these areas is preferred but not required.


  • You work diligently with stakeholders such as project and product management to suss out requirements to provide technical solutions and direction.

  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and be part of conversations where discordant views are present.

  • You have an excellent understanding of software development fundamentals and architecture and you aren’t dogmatic about technology choices.

  • You have experience mentoring and coaching more junior engineers on both technical and soft skills.

  • You preferably have knowledge/experience with web technologies and web systems architecture

  • You preferably have working knowledge of Java Scala and associated technologies.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience

  • Experience delivering backend applications in a production environment

  • Expertise in functional programming especially in a JVM context

  • Experience with Scala and/or Java + Spring Framework preferred

  • Experience building RESTful services

  • Understanding of async programming models (events callbacks promises async/await) and threading/concurrency

  • Understanding of source control concepts and exposure to Git

  • Self-learner independent excellent problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with build and deployment technologies such as Jenkins and Docker

  • Experience with AWS products and services (S3 Lambda DynamoDB SQS RDS ElastiCache CloudFront etc.) or other cloud providers

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience

Additional Information

Location: New York NY Santa Monica CA or Seattle WA preferred but also open to US remote for the right candidate.

The pay range for this position in Colorado is $117752 to $157960 per year however base pay offered may vary depending on geographic region internal equity 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 a full range of medical financial and/or other benefits dependent on the level and position offered.


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