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Sr Systems Engineer (Studios)


From movie concept to film production. Global premiere to direct-to-consumer mobile applications. You will innovate and deliver solutions that support a studio whose content is legendary and transcends generations.
We’re looking for passionate engineers who love Linux & contributing to open source projects, intimately familiar with cloud infrastructure, and are more comfortable in the shell as they are in an IDE. Lean, agile, self-sufficient teams is how we operate. We value a cloud first approach where we develop infrastructure-as-code. Automation should always do the work. You will be apart of the team that provides the cutting edge cloud, systems, and infrastructure-as-code for every Disney Studios engineering team.

  • Define, create, architect and build high-quality systems and databases
  • Collaborate with other engineers and cross-functional teams
  • Identify & evangelize new technologies, patterns, solutions, and best practices
  • Contribute new ideas to a larger community of high-caliber engineers
  • Self healing infrastructure-as-code, and automate everything
  • Security is embedded in our DNA

Basic Qualifications

  • Expert in popular DB engines (SQL Server, Oracle, Postgres, MySQL)
  • Thorough performance tuning skills for both DBs and application queries
  • Automating routine db backups and restores on demand
  • Right-sizing skills for proper scaling and performance
  • Expertise in leveraging AWS RDS or equivalent cloud DB PaaS (e.g. Azure, Google)
  • Strong knowledge in system management languages (e.g. Chef, Terraform, Ansible)
  • Multiple scripting languages in your toolbox (e.g. Python, GO, PERL, or Powershell)
  • Experience using building infrastructure via CLI in an automated, repeatable manner
  • Familiarity with containerization (e.g. Docker, Rancher, Kubernetes, OpenShift)
  • Skilled in Cloud/PaaS Environments (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Compute)
  • Thorough knowledge of continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkins, Bamboo)
  • UNIX/Linux administration, troubleshooting, performance tuning, & security
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Embodies a DevOps/Site Reliability Engineering culture with continuous delivery, cloud, and fully automated infrastructure as code

Required Education

  • BS in Computer Science or related field with 5+ years of experience or equivalent

Company Overview The Walt Disney Studios encompasses the creation, production, promotion, sales, acquisition and domestic and international distribution of live-action and animated motion pictures, home entertainment releases, live stage plays, and music and soundtrack recordings. From movie concept to film production, and global premieres to direct to consumer mobile applications, Studio Technology innovates and delivers solutions that support a studio whose content is legendary and transcends generations. As part of the Studio’s Technology team you’ll be joining a group of passionate, dedicated technologists solving a range of interesting problems in innovative ways in an exciting and dynamic industry. We are looking for high-performing, motivated individuals who are generalists and proficient in many technologies and languages. Our team embraces disruptive thinkers who can drive innovation.
Additional InformationThis position is with The Walt Disney Studios

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