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Ad Platform- Manager, Software Engineering

Company: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution
Location: Alhambra
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) brings together the Company's best-in-class product, technology, and commercialization teams together into one global organization. DMED is responsible for the P&L management and all distribution, network and engineering operations, sales advertising, data and certain key technology functions worldwide for the Company's content engines. DMED also manages operations of the Company's streaming services including Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+Hotstar; and domestic broadcast and cable television networks. The DMED Ad Platform integrates with thousands of advertisers, with over a billion ads served per month. Before being served to a viewer, each one of these ads goes through a sophisticated workflow involving sales and planning, targeting, trafficking, and quality control, to deliver maximum value to our advertisers while maintaining an engaging experience for viewers. The Ad Applications team is where we develop the tools our advertising and other business partners use to configure rules related to advertiser and content partners that decide (among other things) where, how many, and what type of advertising to show our viewers. Our system is composed of a complex network of both internal and external systems including DMED's streaming applications, 3rd party sales, order management, and metrics reporting and analyzing systems. Operating at the intersection of entertainment and technology, we captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love, and are looking for people who are passionate about redefining advertising through collaboration, innovation, unconventional thinking, stellar execution, committed to lifelong learning and improving while still embracing fun. You'll be joining a talented team that works interdependently toward aggressive goals to deliver technically sound solutions. We work to ensure that we share both accountability and credit as a team.Responsibilities : As a Software Development Manager within the Ad Applications team, you will:

  • Lead design and implementation on projects to improve and extend DMED's existing ad serving platform and its supporting systems.
  • Identify and drive improvements in engineering practices across Ad Platform teams to ensure industry-leading system quality and team efficiency.
  • Coach and mentor more junior development leads and engineers on the team to produce software that conforms to the highest quality standards.
  • Partner with the Product teams to understand their business needs and design outstanding and efficient solutions to complex business problems.
  • Work with engineers on teams across the DMED organization to ensure that advertising works flawlessly across a wide array of devices and applications, and that data and metrics flow efficiently into reporting and financial systems.Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:
    • Building features and functionality in support of ad campaign trafficking.
    • Troubleshooting existing features throughout various micro-services and systems across Ad Platform.
    • Coach and mentor junior and mid-level engineers on software development best practices.
    • You'll be leading by example by working closely with the engineers and systems architects to build scalable solutions. While you are not expected to hands-on code any critical path projects yourself, you will help your team with the development of theirs.
    • API endpoint development.Basic Qualifications :
      • Demonstrated ability to attract talent, build teams and have fun.
      • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
      • 4+ years of professional software development experience; at least 2 years with microservices architecture.
      • Demonstrable proficiency and recent development in Java.
      • Expertise with core Computer Science fundamentals, including Object-Oriented programming, algorithms, data structures, and design patterns.
      • While this role does not require writing of tests, you should still bring a strong focus on Quality Engineering to ensure quality code with minimal regression.
      • Phenomenal communication and collaboration skills and a team-focused approach towards software development.
      • Ability to trace data through varying systems and debug where issues occur.Preferred Qualifications: Additionally, it would be a plus if you have experience with:
        • Development in Spring Boot
        • Experience working in AWS, GCP or Azure, and with infrastructure as
        • code tools like Terraform
        • Experience with Lambda, SQS and rest of AWS Web Services suite.Additional Information : DISNEYADSALES

Keywords: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, Alhambra , Ad Platform- Manager, Software Engineering, Executive , Alhambra, California

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