Data Engineer

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Oct 23, 2018
Full-time Business Analytics Computer Science Data Analysis Data Science Digital Media Forecasting Kafka Market Research Spark Web Analytics

Job Description

Disney Streaming Services is a place for the creative and the bold. We’re seeking talent across disciplines to join our team. Whether New York City, San Francisco, Manchester or Amsterdam we provide opportunities to elevate your career and transform an industry.

Disney Streaming Services software engineers develop premium digital media products for Major League Baseball and our partners. The products we build, such as MLB.TV, NHL.TV, HBO NOW and PlayStation Vue are paving the way for the next-generation media and sport technologies. Disney Streaming Services engineering is headquartered in the Chelsea area of New York, NY with an office in the SoMo area of San Francisco, CA and team members based around the world.

If you are interested in joining Disney Streaming Services in the pursuit of not only crafting new media products but enjoying the products you build, we are interested in hearing from you.

At Disney Streaming Services data is central to measuring all aspects of the business, and critical to its operations and growth. The data engineering team is responsible for collecting, analyzing and distributing data using public cloud and open source technologies and offers transparency into customer behavior and business performance.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with product teams, data analysts and data scientists to design and build data-forward solutions
  • Build and deploy streaming and batch data pipelines capable of processing and storing petabytes of data quickly and reliably
  • Integrate with a variety of data metric providers ranging from advertising, web analytics, and consumer devices
  • Build and maintain dimensional data warehouses in support of business intelligence tools
  • Develop data catalogs and data validations to ensure clarity and correctness of key business metrics
  • Drive and maintain a culture of quality, innovation and experimentation

Basic Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of experience developing in object orient Python
  • Engineering big-data solutions using technologies like EMR, S3, Spark
  • Loading and querying cloud-hosted databases such as Redshift and Snowflake
  • Building data pipelines using Kafka, Spark, Flink, or Samza

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with binary data serialization formats such as Parquet, Avro, and Thrift
  • Experience deploying data notebook and analytic environments such as Jupyter and Databricks
  • Knowledge of the Python data ecosystem using pandas and numpy
  • Experience building and deploying ML pipelines: training models, feature development, regression testing
  • Experience with graph-based data workflows using Apache Airflow

Required Education

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

About Disney Streaming Services

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; the upcoming Disney subscription video service; and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. We serve consumers by bringing the world’s most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

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 Streaming Technology, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

Disney Streaming Technology, LLC 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.

Job ID

573678BR