24 days old

Associate Software Engineer - Walt Disney

Glendale, California

The Walt Disney Studios is comprised of large team of creative professionals who produce and acquire live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, television and serial properties, musical recordings and live stage plays that tell memorable, life changing stories. Few media and entertainment companies can rival the brands we have the honor of bringing to the world.

You will be working in a small, multidisciplinary team of systems, software, and data engineers. You will be designing, creating, and applying a state-of-the-art data ingest, storage, analytics and reporting system for a variety of customer groups within the Studios. This is an opportunity to shape the present and future of a major corporation’s relationship with data. We are looking for talented software engineers with interest in manipulating data sets at the multi-terabyte level, using the JVM/Hadoop/Apache ecology of open-source distributed storage and computation tools.

We are looking for a self-starting, junior engineer who wants to help shape the way that a major, fortune 100 entertainment company engages with data analytics. You really enjoy analyzing problems, writing code, running code, and generating and analyzing data. You are insulted when someone asks you if you’ve written the unit tests yet, because you wrote them first. You can crank out both simple and omplex algorithms in code that is clean, efficient, readable and performant.



  • Analyze business problems, design and build high-quality software solutions
  • Collaborate with customer representatives, product and project management teams
  • Contribute new ideas to a larger community of high-caliber professionals
  • Balance resources, requirements, and complexity


Basic Qualifications

  • Professional software development experience
  • Understanding of basic business value propositions in a software and engineering context
  • Interest in system design and distributed systems fundamentals
  • Sufficient fluency with the fundamentals of algorithms and data structures to do the analysis
  • necessary to inform sound technical decision-making


Preferred Qualifications

  • A range of JVM/CLR languages, as well as scripting/systems languages like Python
  • Testing practices (unit, integration, performance)
  • Revision control with git
  • Distributed systems and API design
  • Hive, Kafka, Spark and other streaming and distributed analysis tools
  • The AWS environment and toolset
  • SQL and related data stores
  • We also use, and it would be great if you knew anything about:
  • Confluent.io
  • Maven & Pants for dependencies and builds
  • Docker, OpenShift and Kubernetes for deployment and coordination
  • Elastic Search, Kibana, or other aggregation and search tools
  • Teradata, Informatica, and other data warehousing solutions
  • Tableau, MicroStrategy, d3, and other data visualization tools
  • It would be cool if you have experience with or interest in:
  • Data science, statistics, machine learning and other applied mathematics
  • Data lake implementation and support
  • Kylo, Cloudera, or other data lake management systems
  • GraphQL
  • DynamoDB or RDS


Required Education

  • BS in computer science, engineering, or mathematics


Company Overview

It’s the magic of immersing yourself in a motion picture masterpiece, or a new track from your favorite band, or the spectacle of a live Broadway show. It’s hard to define and even harder to create, but that’s what we do at The Walt Disney Studios. Ours is a culture of innovation, collaboration and creativity. We raise the bar, then step over it, blazing trails through the production and distribution of world class entertainment around the globe. If you want to help tell compelling, enduring stories through movies, music or stage plays, then we want to hear from you.


Additional Information

This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Studios, an equal opportunity employer.


Job ID 500108BR


  • Software Engineering
  • Data Management
  • Math

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