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Engineering Manager- Games/Social Platform

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

We are looking for a person who can lead by example with hands-on expertise in building & scaling high performance backend services for high concurrency real-time applications across Mobile, Web and other connected platforms. Besides top-notch engineering skills, design chops and a great attitude we are also looking for people who have a keen interest in playing & building games and game mechanics.

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

  • At least 10+ years of work experience building high scalability backend services.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading multiple full-lifecycle products/services.
  • Experience with different cloud infrastructures (AWS/Azure/Google Cloud).
  • Experience with deployment and operations of python/go applications on cloud infrastructures
  • Very good understanding of HTTP protocol and its nuances.
  • Expertise at Real-time systems, protocols, frameworks.
  • Expertise at working with high concurrency, distributed systems architecture.
  • Expertise at working with distributed databases, caches 
  • Expertise at Python/Golang
  • Very good understanding of integrating with 3rd Party (external) platforms (i.e. consuming 3rd Party APIs)
  • Very good understanding of different database models - relational, columnar, graph etc.
  • Very good understanding of caches and experience with Redis - both development and operational
  • Good understanding of asynchronous processing model - message queues, worker processes etc.
  • Strong experience of complete life-cycles from design to development and operations
  • Experience of supporting thick clients (Native iOS/Android & Unity 2D/3D)

what to Bring

  • Strong English comprehension and communication skills
  • Analytical, curious about technology 
  • Must understand cost/performance impact and be able to plan design/architecture accordingly.
  • Inspiring leader with demonstrable ability of building and growing engineering teams
  • Keen interest in Games & Game Mechanics
  • Keen interest in Social Networks & underlying Social Graphs & related services.
  • Keen interest in Sports & Entertainment
  • Experience with RPC systems
  • Experience with websockets and other real-time transports
  • Experience with docker and kubernetes
  • Understanding/experience of micro-services architecture.
  • Experience with interfacing other languages to/from python.
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.