Sr Software Engineer, Python Applications, DSAR

Company: The Walt Disney Company
Location: New York, New York, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 11.JUN.2021
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Job Summary: Disney Streaming Advanced Research (DSAR) is part of Disney Streaming Services, the division responsible for the complete techn...


Job Summary: Disney Streaming Advanced Research (DSAR) is part of Disney Streaming Services, the division responsible for the complete technical platform for the Disney direct-to-consumer streaming video products. The DSAR team pioneers advanced application features, with a focus on voice, spatial computing, and machine learning to be enjoyed and loved by millions of viewers. We perform long-running research projects and create high-fidelity prototypes to demonstrate future innovations.The Senior Software Engineer, Python Applications will be responsible for optimizing web-based machine learning Python applications. Some of our work involves research prototypes and some will be production-grade applications. Areas of focus may include voice and text processing, computer vision, machine learning, or a more generalized application in support of research.As a Senior Software Engineer, you will help us optimize our applications for performance, deploy them for scale and assist in the software development lifecycle. You will work with a team of other developers, data engineers, and researchers as well as project managers and stakeholders. You are highly proficient in Python and web technologies and you are well-versed in techniques for scaling and improving applications deployed in containerized cloud environments like AWS. Responsibilities:Senior developer on python applicationsCoach other developers on best practices & quality thru code review & instruction Basic Qualifications:5+ years of experience in PythonExperience with web services applications (Flask or similar)Experience with performance analysis & code-level improvements and optimizationExperience with containerized web applications and cloud hosting environmentsSome familiarity with machine learning workflowsYou have the ability to work independently with minimal guidance.Excellent understanding of software development fundamentalsExperience with writing unit, integration and functional testsProven ability to integrate with service APIs and/or SDKs.Experience working in a modern, agile software team with version control & project management tools (eg we use Github, Jira and others) Preferred Qualifications:Experience and/or certification with Amazon Web Services (AWS S3, EC2, ECS)Building resilient applications that handle failure gracefullyExperience with Rasa, Tensorflow, or other ML frameworks Required EducationBachelor'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; 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 or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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