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Sr Manager, Data Engineering

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We tell stories. We tell amazing stories. We blow minds. We don’t just want to dominate the silver screen, we want to dominate the conversation. We’re Disney Studios we own brands like Marvel, LucasFilm, Pixar, Disney Animation, Disney Nature and Hollywood Records. We’d like you to join the Disney Studio Data Services team and make the magic happen through a different kind of story.

Our story starts with a team, innovation and ambition. We’re starting by disrupting the status quo, by approaching problems using bleeding-edge technologies, a lean culture, and a thirst for knowledge. We can do it all. This is only the beginning of our story, join us for the rest.


  • Clarify the vision – See the forest above the trees and inspire the team toward the goal.
  • Mentor – The team should want to strive to your technical capability and they should benefit from it without having to seek it out.
  • Evolve the process – Help set standards for onboarding, requirements, documentation, coding, branching, code review, deployment, support, operations, platforms, analysis, automation, communication, maintenance, decommissioning and many other necessary processes.
  • Drive the conversation – Have the soft social, thoughtful and empathic skills at a level necessary for a large team and many customers.
  • Be responsible – Help own, set and meet the expectations on behalf of the engineering team.
  • Fit the role – Grow, participate, drive, delegate and track the team and its deliverables. Be predictable and consistent.
  • Empower the business – Support the business to unearth data, transform data, access data, understand data and exploit data
  • Create awesome software – Use agile techniques to build software and platforms like recommendation engines, analytics engines, and advertising engines.
  • Command data – Leverage petabytes of data, data mining, statistics, machine learning, deep learning, open source, orchestration tools, NoSQL, Apache Spark, Apache Kafka
  • Prosper with us – Work with devops, analysts, data scientists, programmers, marketers, filmmakers, finance, project management, product management and leaders to amaze, surprise and delight.

Basic Qualifications

  • 15+ years of team based programming experience
  • 5+ years of management experience
  • 5+ years of data pipeline experience.
  • Advanced experience and knowledge Java, Kotlin, Scala, SQL, Python, TypeScript, Zsh, or lambdas. Know which to use for the time & purpose.
  • Advanced experience with Algorithm and data structures fanatic
  • Proven experience building and deploying enterprise scale solutions.
  • 5+ years of Agile methodology experience

Required Education

Substantial equivalent research oriented analytical work experience may be acceptable.

Preferred Education

B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or a Physical Science from an accredited or notable institution preferred.