Senior Data Engineer, Data Engineering

The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company

Job Overview

**Job Summary:**We have created a new Big Data Platforms group within Disney Direct-To-Consumer and International (DTCI) technology with the skills, drive, and passion to innovate, create, and succeed in enabling a Direct to Consumer Strategy for ESPN, Disney and ABC products. We are here to disrupt and start a cultural revolution that can lead a revolution in the application of data and analytics across The Walt Disney Company, focused on building self-serve analytics, advanced analytics using machine learning methods Deep User Understanding, Audience Segmentation for Linear to Digital Ad Sales. We need an experienced Data Engineer who drive multiple data initiatives applying innovative architecture that can scale in the cloud. We are looking for a creative and talented individual who loves to design a scalable platform which scale at peta-byte level and extract value from both structured and unstructured real-time data. Specifically, we are looking for a technology leader to build a highly scalable and extensible Big Data platform which enables collection, storage, modeling, and analysis of massive data sets from numerous channels. You must be self-driven to continuously evaluate new technologies, innovate and deliver solutions for business-critical applications with little to no oversight from management team.The internet-scale platforms that you design and build will be a core assets in the delivering the highest quality content to over 150MM+ consumers on monthly basis. This is an opportunity to fundamentally evolve how DTCI delivers content and monetizes our audiences.**Responsibilities:**+ Build cool things Build scalable analytics solution, including data processing, storage, and serving large-scale data through batch and stream, analytics for both behavioral & ad revenue through digital & non-digital channels.+ Harness curiosity Change the way how we think, act, and utilize our data by performing exploratory and quantitative analytics, data mining, and discovery.+ Innovate and inspire Think of new ways to help make our data platform more scalable, resilient and reliable and then work across our team to put your ideas into action.+ Think at scale – Lead the transformation of a peta-byte scale batch based processing platform to a near real-time streaming platform using technologies such as Apache Kafka, Cassandra, Spark and other open source frameworks.+ Have pride Ensure performance isnt our weakness by implementing and refining robust data processing using Python, Java, Scala and other database technologies such as RedShift or Snowflake .+ Grow with us Help us stay ahead of the curve by working closely with data architects, stream processing specialists, API developers, our DevOps team, and analysts to design systems which can scale elastically in ways which make other groups jealous.+ Lead and coach Mentor other software engineers by developing re-usable frameworks. Review design and code produced by other engineers.+ ML First – Provide expert level advice to data scientists, data engineers, and operations to deliver high quality analytics via machine learning and deep learning via data pipelines and APIs.+ Build and Support Embrace the DevOps mentality to build, deploy and support applications in cloud with minimal help from other teams**Basic Qualifications:**+ Not your first rodeo Have 4+ years of experience developing data driven application using mix of languages (Java, Scala, Python, SQL etc.) and open source frameworks to implement data ingest, processing, and analytics technologies.+ Data and API ninja You are also very handy with big data framework such as Hadoop, Apache Spark, No-SQL systems such as Cassandra or DynamoDB, Streaming technologies such as Apache Kafka; Understand reactive programming and dependency injection such as Spring to develop REST services.+ Have a technology toolbox Hands on experience with newer technologies relevant to the data space such as Spark, Airflow, Apache Druid, Snowflake (or any other OLAP databases).+ Cloud First – Plenty of experience with developing and deploying in a cloud native environment preferably AWS cloud.+ Embrace ML Work with data scientists to operationalize machine learning models and build apps to make use of power of machine learning.+ Problem solver Enjoy new and meaningful technology or business challenges which require you to think and respond quickly.+ Passion and creativity Are passionate about data, technology, & creative innovation**Preferred Qualifications:**+ Prior experience building internet scale platforms handling Peta- byte scale data, operationalizing clusters with hundreds of compute nodes in cloud environment.+ Experience in operationalizing Machine Learning workflows to scale will be a huge plus as well.+ Experience with Content Personalization/Recommendation, Audience Segmentation for Linear to Digital Ad Sales, and/or Analytics+ Experience with open source such as Spring, Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Druid, Kubernetes.+ Experience in working with Data Scientists to operationalize machine learning models.+ Proficiency with agile development methodologies shipping features every two weeks. It would be awesome if you have a robust portfolio on Github and / or open source contributions you are proud to share**Required Education**+ Bachelors degree or better in Computer Science or a related technical field or equivalent job experience**Preferred Education**+ Masters in Computer Science or similar is preferred**Job ID:** 764499BR**Location:** Seattle,Washington**Job Posting Company:** Direct-to-Consumer and InternationalThe Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email [email protected] with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. 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