Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Burbank


Disney|ABC Television Group’s Digital Media team is leading the digital television revolution by creating amazing new storytelling experiences.

The team has been at the forefront of many of the industry’s pioneering technical innovations, from being the first network to offer full episodes on iTunes in 2005 to the current collection of industry-defining streaming applications for a diverse portfolio of broadcast and cable networks, including ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Daytime, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior.

We are looking for an experienced leader in the Data Engineering space with strong communication and collaborative skills, a proven track record of building and scaling teams, and an inspiring vision and passion for how data can inform business and product decisions.

The position reports to the VP of Engineering and will partner with engineering, product management, data architecture, and business leadership to design and implement new data models, modern data pipelines and data science tools.
Serve as a technical and leadership mentor to the team.
Encourage and set the example for collaboration across functions. Forge solid relationships with peers in other disciplines.
Must be a high-energy manager able to delegate and mentor effectively, yet roll up their sleeves when required to achieve results or demonstrate effective behavior.
Translate business requirements into data models that are easy to understand and used by different disciplines across the group.
Design, implement and build pipelines that deliver data with measurable quality under the SLA.
Partner with business domain experts, data analysts and engineering teams to build foundational data sets that are trusted, well understood, aligned with business strategy and enable self-service.
Be a champion of the overall strategy for data governance, security, privacy, quality and retention that will satisfy business policies and requirements.
Become and stay an expert in current and emerging technologies and tools.
Evangelize technologies, solutions, and best practices
Basic Qualifications
5+ years of management experience.
7+ years of data engineering experience.
3+ years of meaningful experience applying machine learning to drive significant business impact, particularly in understanding user/audience behavior.
Expert-level knowledge of Amazon AWS big data and analytics solutions (Athena, Kinesis, Redshift, Amazon ML, etc.)
Deep understanding of relational as well as NoSQL data stores, methods and approaches.
Expertise in unsupervised and supervised machine learning techniques.
Expert-level knowledge of modern data engineering as it pertains to support large-scale consumer mobile and web applications.
Experience in a start-up, fast-growth, or rapid-change environment.
Skilled at recruiting, building a diverse team and ability to identify talent.
Strong problem solving skill to identify the root cause and implement the fix
Excellent teamwork and communication skills.
Familiarity with streaming media applications is a plus
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with Hadoop and Spark.
Experience with Azure and Google big data and analytics cloud solutions is a plus.
Experience with Python, Java and Scala.
Required Education
BS or MS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or other technical field
Company Overview
The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of the Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, as well as radio and publishing businesses. This includes the ABC Television Network, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, ABC News, ABC Studios, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family, Radio Disney, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The company’s equity interest in A&E Television Networks round out the Group’s portfolio of media businesses.
Additional Information
Equal Opportunity Employer- Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability

About the company

The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.

Specialties: Entertainment, Media, Movies, Resorts, Live Entertainment, Studios, Broadcasting, Theme Parks, Television.

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