Content Distribution Engineer at Walt Disney World Resort

Job Summary:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.
The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment (DTCI) is a global, multiplatform media, technology and distribution organization for high-quality content created by Disney’s Studio Entertainment and Media Networks groups.
DTCI includes Disney’s international media operations and the Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service, the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu, and the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN. BAMTECH Media, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney-branded streaming platforms, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company as part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment.
Disney Streaming Services is a business unit within The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment that oversees all consumer-facing digital video subscription services across the company. Disney Streaming is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including Disney+, the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service, programmed in conjunction with ESPN; and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Its core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.
As we continue to deliver content to users across the globe, our Content Distribution and Origin team is looking for engineering talent that can help drive our on-premise, cloud, and third party distribution solutions. Working with the latest in streaming video, web serving and caching technologies, you will have the opportunity to be part of a growing team looking to constantly deliver best in class performance to our millions of subscribers worldwide.

Responsibilities:

For the role of Content Distribution Edge Engineer, Disney Streaming Services is looking for a candidate interested in caching technology and CDN edge services that can join as a junior member of our Content Distribution team. In this role, the edge engineer will be responsible for:
  • Contribute to work with commercial and internal caching solutions for edge delivery
  • Implement, review and oversee CDN deployments and changes with commercial providers
  • Configure and manage edge implementation options across a growing scale of edge providers
  • Work with edge service providers to troubleshoot issues in real time
  • Participate in internal caching best practices for all edge based solutions
  • Provide tier-2 on call evaluation, escalation and support
  • Actively participate and guide caching architecture discussions with edge service providers
  • Manage DNS for global scale, fail over and implementation
  • Actively review performance metrics across CDNs and develop plans for improvements in concert with senior team members

Basic Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of HTTP/DNS/Internet Architecture
  • Virtualization (KVM, Containers)
  • Cloud Technologies (AWS, GCP)
  • Web Serving (NGINX, HAProxy)
  • Caching (Varnish)
  • Content Delivery Network Experience (Akamai, Limelight, Level 3, etc)
  • Understanding of streaming video protocols (HLS) and how it interacts with caching
  • Knowledge of video players and impact on cache logic
  • Passion for Troubleshooting and Debugging
  • Comfort with APIs

Preferred Education

  • BS/BA is preferred

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; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic 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.

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