Broadcast Infrastructure is a group of talented individuals responsible for the initial phase of the DSS live ecosystem. This phase includes large scale complex broadcast systems that perform signal acquisition, processing, and normalization of broadcast signals through to the input of ABR (web) encoders. These broadcast systems support baseband, IP, or hybrid workflows, and are located at DSS on-prem or cloud multimedia datacenters and partner locations around the world.The Broadcast Infrastructure team is involved with the planning, procurement, design, development, installation, testing, evaluation, and life-cycle support for new and existing DSS broadcast systems. Broadcast Infrastructure consists of 4 primary teams: Design, Project Management, Systems, and Software. Each team provides a unique and valuable skill set to the organization.The Broadcast Infrastructure Software Engineer is responsible for writing software tools to control and monitor various broadcast systems in DSS facilities. This includes the infrastructure located at the multimedia datacenters across North American and at other locations around the world. The candidate will ensure work is completed in a timely manner, and interface with various departments to determine software requirements. Equipment encountered in this position includes, but is not limited to, broadcast servers, multiviewers, broadcast automation systems, routers, fiber transmission equipment, satellite systems, various automation servers, and IP networking hardware.Responsibilities :Ascertain software requirements for various projects
Interface with other software developers throughout the organization
Write scripts and applications to control or monitor equipment
Develop custom monitoring tools and displays using ELK, Grafana, and similar tools
Provide feedback and technical reports to management on the progress and status of assigned projects
Perform other Multimedia related special assignments, which may include travel to remote sites
Provide professional, courteous, and timely technical support
Assist other Engineers in project research, design, planning, implementation, procedural documentation and training
Troubleshoot program and system malfunctions to restore normal functioning.
Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve workflow.
Consult with management to ensure agreement on system principles.
Confer with clients regarding the nature of the information processing or computation needs a computer program is to address.
Develop, document and revise system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards.
Train staff and users to work with computer systems and programs.
Assess the usefulness of pre-developed application packages and adapt them to a user environment.
Define the goals of the system and devise flow charts and diagrams describing logical operational steps of programs.
Provide staff and users with assistance solving computer related problems, such as malfunctions and program problems.
Use object-oriented programming languages, as well as client and server applications development processes and multimedia and Internet technology.
Review and analyze computer printouts and performance indicators to locate code problems, and correct errors by correcting codes.
Read manuals, periodicals, and technical reports to learn how to develop programs that meet staff and user requirements.
Determine computer software or hardware needed to set up or alter system.
Analyze information processing or computation needs and plan and design computer systems, using techniques such as structured analysis, data modeling and information engineering.
Interview or survey workers, observe job performance or perform the job to determine what information is processed and how it is processed.
Specify inputs accessed by the system and plan the distribution and use of the results.
Basic Qualifications :Written communication and organization skills.
Programming skills in Objective-C and Python a plus.
Basic network knowledge and programming experience.
Take ownership of software programs and system goals within the team and within the organization (intra-organization) with less straightforward solutions.
Contribute to the evolution of the team’s software engineering practices, recommending changes in development, coding, maintenance, and system standards
Efficiently supports owned software throughout the lifecycle.
Performs technical maintenance and troubleshooting for complex systems.
Reviews code to uphold standards for readability and maintainability.
Strong knowledgebase in one or two key areas in software engineering.
Understanding of audio, video, and network signal flows a plus.
Preferred Qualifications :Typically has 2-6 years of experience in a technical field.
Has working knowledge of technological components utilized by the organization.
Working experience of DevOps platforms utilized by the company.
The pay range for this position in Colorado is $97,498 to $118,9000 per year, however, base pay offered may vary depending on geographic region, internal equity, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.”Location: United StatesJob Posting Company:The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email Candidate.Accommodations@Disney.com with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.