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Sr. Manager, Distribution Engineer

Company: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution
Location: Torrance
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

For the role of Senior Manager, Distribution Engineering, Disney Streaming is looking for a seasoned candidate specializing in caching technology & architecture, distributed networking, and who can demonstrate excellence in operating CDN & edge services.
This role will join the Media Distribution organization as the leader of the team which develops, operates, and maintains CDN configurations and performance for all CDNs in the Disney Distribution Mesh. While being a very operations centric role, we are seeking an individual who can participate and influence the right architectural choices across the organization, and who is comfortable in cross-functional interactions with teams in charge of the other parts of the streaming and distribution chain. Areas of focus include:

  • Lead a team of CDN experts who run the day-to-day operations of Disney Distribution Mesh and Disney's midtier, powering Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Star+ streaming services
  • Guide caching architecture discussions internally, cross-functionally, and with edge service providers, with a focus on Safety, Resilience, and Performance.
  • Actively manage the continuously increasing scale and growth of Disney's distribution footprint, including OpenCache deployments with ISPs globally, in alignment with our global distribution strategy
  • Enforce the highest level of performance across our caching infrastructure and our edge partners
  • Champion automation and unification of solutions, tooling, and processes internally and across Disney's CDN/edge partners
  • Provide guidance on next generation technology and real world implications to CDNs and caching architecture
  • Ability to go hands-on with the team, in particular during incidents and Tier 3 escalations Basic Qualifications:
    • Minimum of 12 years of experience, including most recent operational experience as a Manager/Lead
    • Experience in Content Distribution Network operations environments
    • Knowledge of HTTP/DNS/Internet Architecture
    • Expert knowledge of CDN Provider architectures and configurations
    • Knowledge of Scripting Languages (Python, et al)
    • Cloud Technologies (AWS, GCP)
    • Web Serving (NGINX, HAProxy)
    • Caching (Varnish)
    • Network Troubleshooting
    • Configuration Management (Ansible, AWX )
    • 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
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer science or related work experience required Location: New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, or Seattle, WA preferred but also open to US remote for the right candidate. #DisneyTech - The pay range for this position in Colorado is $156,374 to $209,770 per year, however, base pay offered may vary depending on geographic region, internal equity, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

Keywords: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, Torrance , Sr. Manager, Distribution Engineer, Professions , Torrance, California

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