Staff Data Engineer

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • May 31, 2018
Full-time AWS Big Data Business Analytics Data Modeling Data Warehouse ETL Hadoop Hive Market Research Spark

Job Description

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The enterprise Consumer Data Platform (eCDP) team is part of the Enterprise Tech that is focused on providing large-scale global data warehouse solutions in a shared services model to support enterprise data needs of The Walt Disney Corporation such as Data Analytics & BI, Data Driven Advertising & Marketing, and Personalization, etc. We are looking for a Staff Data engineer to wrangle data and build data pipelines from several data sources and transform this data into valuable & insightful information. The engineer will contribute to end-to-end platform design for our cloud architecture and work multi-functionally with Operations, data science and the business segments to build batch/real-time data solutions. In this role, the work will influence the company's data consumers and analysts. The role will be part of a team supporting our Corporate and Segment business lines, including Networks (ABC and ESPN,) Studios (Disney, Pixar, Marvel, LucasFilm) Parks & Resorts and Disney Consumer Products & Interactive.


  • Serve as a Technical lead and key coding contributor to the team
  • Lead teams and projects and mentor junior team members
  • Design, develop and implement large-scale, high-volume, high-performance data lake and data warehouse.
  • Build data pipelines to consume data from various data sources and create a unified/enterprise data model for analytics and reporting.
  • Capture functional requirements and translate them into robust, scalable, operable solutions that work well within the overall data architecture.
  • Participate and provide feedback on architecture reviews, development processes, etc.
  • Participate in technology decisions and investments, architecture, tools and process

Basic Qualifications

  • Deep experience of relational, analytical, columnar databases (7+ years)
  • Working experience with Hadoop/YARN, Spark, Hive, Message Queue or Pub/Sub, Streaming technologies (3+ years)
  • Strong data integration skills; experience with tools such as Informatica, Talend, etc.
  • Proven strength in SQL, data modeling, ETL development, and data warehousing.
  • Programming in Python or Java. (5+ years)
  • Working knowledge of AWS architecture and associated technologies
  • Design solutions for structured and unstructured data
  • Experience with Git, Continuous Integration and related tools
  • Good unit testing and integration testing skills
  • Experience with workflow orchestration tools
  • Experience delivering in a team environment using SAFe Agile framework

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Apache Kafka, AWS Kinesis, or Google Pub/Sub
  • Experience with BI tools like Tableau etc.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree – Computer Science or equivalent

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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