Engineering Manager- Advertising Platform

Hotstar, Bangalore, Karnataka

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Duration: Full-Time

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 
The mandate for the leader is to drive the vision of the ad serving platform on Hotstar and work with engineering leads and product managers to execute the vision. This includes the research, design, build and management for new, and third party, technology platforms in support of advertising insertion, data collection/processing, segmentation and targeting across our platform.
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

  • You will own the ad tech platform to enable ad delivery (showing the right ads to the right users at the right time) and measurement (demonstrating value to our advertisers)
  • You will work with the ad product team to manage & deliver the roadmap that helps us reach our business goals
  • You will implement best practices and influence technical design to ensure a robust client & backend ad architecture that is flexible & robust
  • You will bring expertise on technical possibilities to capture data signals on our users across platforms and execute models to create predictive targeting segments
  • You will build innovative video ad formats within the construct of current video ad standards like VAST/VPAID
  • You will collaborate with top third party ad serving & measurement partners to certify them
  • You will work with QA & ad operations team to troubleshoot any issues in an ongoing campaign or production system
  • You will identify opportunities to develop internal software products & tools to help increase efficiency, automation, and systems monitoring
  • You will be responsible for bridging the gap between ad product and QA. Create test cases to ensure features work as expected and ad integrations are sound
  • You will keep up to date with new IAB/MRC specifications, technologies and new initiatives in the ad ecosystem

What to Bring

  • Bachelor's/Master's degree in computer science or related discipline preferred
  • At least 3+ years of relevant experience in the ad tech space – having worked on ad servers, programmatic platforms or other ad systems
  • 5+ years of experience  in software development.
  • Understanding of standard ad units and basic standards like MRAID, VAST, VPAID, VMAP
  • Understanding of programmatic delivery whether guaranteed, preferred deals or open auctions
  • Atleast 4+ years managing software development teams including hands-on architectural or distributed systems experience
  • Experience with MySQL, NoSql (Cassandra, Redis, DynamoDB)
  • Experience troubleshooting ad serving issues, running charles sessions, evaluating ad calls and event triggers
  • Exposure in building RESTful APIs with monitoring(New Relic, statsd,graphite), fault tolerance and metrics
  • Experience in server-side services using ElasticSearch, Kafka,
  • A passion for solving complex system and data challenges and desire to thrive in a constantly innovating and changing environment
  • Proven track record of translating organizational strategy into actionable technology solutions that drive operational excellence while enabling synergistic growth and organizational scale
  • Experience with CI/CD processeses
  • Prior experience with machine learning is a plus
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.