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Sr Software Engineer (Roku)

Company: Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Disney Entertainment & ESPN TechnologyOn any given day at Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology, we're reimagining ways to create magical viewing experiences for the world's most beloved stories while also transforming our media business for the future. Whether that's evolving our streaming and digital products in new and immersive ways, powering worldwide advertising and distribution to enhance flexibility and efficiency, or delivering Disney's unmatched entertainment and sports content, every day is a moment to make a difference to partners and to hundreds of millions of people around the world. A few reasons why we think you'd love working here:

  • Building the future of Disney's media: DE&E Technologists are designing and building the infrastructure that will power our media, advertising, and distribution businesses for years to come.
  • Reach & Scale: The products and platforms this group builds and operates delight millions of consumers every minute of every day - from Disney+ and Hulu, to ABC News and Entertainment, to ESPN and ESPN+, and much more.
  • Innovation: We develop and implement groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.Media EngineeringMedia Engineering is an innovative organization that is focused on providing the best possible video playback experience, art, and metadata to customers around the world, powered by exceptional technology. This strategic work requires streamlining and repurposing technology across different business and distribution channels - including streaming, linear, and theatrical - so that technology can ebb and flow across the needs of the business.Job Summary:The Media Player Engineering team mission is to design video streaming playback solutions in collaboration with encoding, packaging, and delivery teams to optimize the Disney Streaming technology stack for the best streaming experience possible on all devices.Our team is seeking someone who can join the team as a senior software engineer for our Roku playback library. We design, develop and maintain a media playback package which can span all the Disney direct-to-consumer brands like Disney+, ESPN, and Hulu. Your focus will be on collaborating with media playback teams on other platforms to ensure a consistent software architecture which delivers a best in class streaming experience for our viewers while providing a foundation for media playback innovation at Disney.Responsibilities:
    • Design and implement solutions for new features which integrate with various Disney media services/back-ends.
    • Collaboration and API design with peer services and front-end teams
    • Research and development for media playback experiences, integration, and testing
    • Participation in project planning and team operationsRequirements:
      • 5 years experience in software engineering.
      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience
      • Strong verbal/written communication and data presentation skills.Preferred:
        • 7 years experience in software engineering.
        • 2 Years experience building apps for Roku using Brightscript
        • Proven track record at a senior software engineering level.
        • Experience working directly with Video Playback technologies (MSE/EME, HLS, MPEG-DASH, Transport Stream, CMAF)
        • #disneytechThe hiring range for this position in Seattle and New York City is $142,600 - $191,100 per year and in Glendale, California is $136,100 - $182,400 per year and in San Fransico, California is $149,000 - $199,800 per year. 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.

Keywords: Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology, Santa Monica , Sr Software Engineer (Roku), IT / Software / Systems , Santa Monica, California

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