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Platform Engineer

Hotstar, Bangalore, Karnataka

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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.

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 

In this role, you will lead architecture and ship high performance, reliable code which helps us deliver awesome experience to our end users. While our reach till now has been impressive, we are looking for individuals who will define the future architecture of our platform, providing technical and product expertise, mentor and guide developers.

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

  • Evaluating, Benchmarking and rolling out platform components like API Gateway, Traffic Routers, Container Schedulers etc
  • Driving centralized solutions like Service Discovery, Feature Toggling, Rate limiting etc for teams across Hotstar
  • Developing frameworks on top of the infrastructure platform to abstract the complexities and provide simple interfaces (API and UI) for teams across Hotstar to deploy and scale their applications
  • Extend or develop plugins on top of Kubernetes and modules in Terraform to solve Hotstar needs for scalingWorking with Application Development teams to refactor the apps or build new modules to help onboard new architectures
  • Build custom tools and frameworks for internal use at Hotstar
  • Provide solutions for various types of workloads on the Hotstar platform

What to Bring

  • Experience in Agile practices, Continuous Delivery, Trunk based Development, Xtreme programming practices like TDD, Pair Programming and Domain Driven Design
  • Experience in working with RDBMS, NoSQL and Graph databases
  • At least 4 years of hands on experience in building highly scalable distributed systems
  • Experience in building microservices and event driven architectures
  • Strong experience in multiple Programming languages like Golang, Ruby, Java, Python and ScalaKnowledge about Stream processing using tools like Spark/FlinkGood understanding of Chaos Engineering and Load testing
Our Values
- Audacity
- Self-Awareness
- Ownership
- Bias for Action
- Collaboration
- Radical Candour
- Inclusivity
- Mentorship

The Perks
- 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. 

To learn more about our team, check out the following blogs : https://tech.hotstar.com/  

About Hotstar

About us 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.

Want to learn more about Hotstar? Visit Hotstar's website.