Disney+ Hotstar is leading the way as the largest and smartest video platform in the country, reaching over 300 million users today. We have set a number of world records along the way - including for the highest concurrent viewership at 25.3 million during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Disney+ Hotstar today is the one-stop destination for all your entertainment needs - from Live Sports, Indian and International Shows and Movies to all Disney content, including Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Disney+ Originals. We’re looking for the brightest minds to build the future of TV with us.
About the Team
As a Principal Software Development Engineer, you will help define and architect products, algorithms, and data systems that deeply integrate core software and services to drive innovations. You will obsess over data, metrics, algorithms, mechanisms, and incentives that unlock innovation and scalability opportunities across the company. This role is inherently cross-functional, working with core software systems across the company.
The pace of our growth is incredible – if you want to tackle hard and interesting problems at scale, and create an impact within an entrepreneurial environment, join us!
Your Key Responsibilities
Serve as a technical lead on our most demanding, cross-functional projects.
Ensure the quality of architecture and design of systems.
Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions.
Analyze and improve data quality and metrics.
Fully and completely understand system interdependencies and limitations.
Leverage knowledge of internal and industry in design decisions.
Assist in the career development of others, mentoring on advanced technical issues and helping managers guide the career growth of their team members.
Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.
What to Bring
BE / B.Tech /M.Tech in Computer Science, Data Science, or a related field with 10+ years of experience.
Minimum 8+ years of experience building large scalable systems
Strong experience in architecting and building multi-threaded, distributed systems.
Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and designing for performance.
Outstanding problem-solving abilities.
Ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.
Sound business judgment, proven ability to influence others and strong analytical thinking skills.
Solid background with hands-on experience as a Principal-level software development engineer.
Extensive experience of mentoring junior engineers to success.
Entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to have fun!
- Bias for Action
- Radical Candour
- The glory. Almost too much responsibility.
- No dress code. Unlimited leave.
- A fun-life balance.
- A ticket on our rocket ship to the moon. 🚀
Who we are as an employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.
Who we are as a company
We’re Disney+ Hotstar. The go-to destination for over 300 million users for everything from Live Sports, Indian and International Shows and Movies to all Disney content, including Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Disney+ originals. Our mission is to revolutionize internet entertainment through smart personalization, and by building a global video platform that takes over the world wide web and the whole wide world.
Hotstar is one of the fastest growing video-on-demand services in the world. Our sophisticated video streaming technology and attention to detail on user experience across multiple devices makes us the top video destination for TV Shows, Movies, and LIVE Sports. With 85,000 hours of content in 8 languages, 100 Million downloads in a year, and a rapidly exploding watch time, our mission is to revolutionize Internet entertainment and become the largest personalized television service in the world.