Posted on December 1, 2020

Sr Staff Network Engineer (Open to Remote)

The Walt Disney Studios


  • Job type: Full-time
  • Hiring From: Burbank CA US 500 South Buena Vista St 91521
  • Salary:
  • Category: All Others
  • Network & System Administration Other - Software Development


Job Summary:

For over 95 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today it brings quality movies and episodic storytelling from its iconic studios like Marvel, Twenty Century Studios, Motion Picture Production, Lucas Film, Blue Sky Studios, Pixar and The Walt Disney Animation Studios.

As part of The Walt Disney Studios team, you will be part of a group of Architects that define new technological standards in the industry and pushes the boundaries of innovation to address infrastructure and production challenges around the world; in summary youll be joining a group of seasoned, dedicated technologists solving a wide range of interesting problems in innovative ways in an exciting and dynamic environment.Responsibilities:

    • Design network topologies, architectures and services that solve complex business requirements
    • Collaborate with other engineering teams to automate various processes, aid in capacity planning and implementations
    • Lead and aid team members to deploy, implement and operate infrastructure globally to support the movie production and distribution process
    • Work with vendors to influence product road maps
    • Generate quality documentation for Network Design Specifications, Hight Level Designs, Capacity Creation, Engineering Change Orders, Methods of Procedures, etc. Exercise consistent rigor in maintaining documentation
    • Define Entry Lab Criteria and accurately document any findings and recommendations from Proof of Concepts (POCs) based on real data
    • Liaison between critical production engineering groups
    • Serve as a Tier 3 support for Jr. Engineers, Systems, Media, Storage and Cloud Operations Engineers
    • Interface with other Disney entities and their networks to support cross-segment workflows, file transport and other sharing of media assets, devices and infrastructure

    Basic Qualifications:
    • Minimum of 15 years of experience in Architecting, engineering and operating Studio, ISP or a Major Enterprise network in a 7x24x365 environment. Normal hours and business days apply, but must be available to work after hours, weekends and some holidays as well as providing L3 on-call support on a rotation basis will be required.
    • Experience working in multi-vendor network environments (Juniper, Arista, Cisco, Brocade, Aruba, Palo Alto, F5, Infinera, Ciena)
    • Consistent track record of implementing large-scale and mission-critical networks
    • Experience running and supporting high availability infrastructure
    • Experience with large network integration with Public Cloud (AWS, Azure and/or GCP)
    • Experience implementing large scale monitoring and alerting systems
    • Network theory and services (TCP/IP, UDP/IP, 7 layers of OSI, DNS, DHCP)
    • Expert level with MPLS, IS-IS, BGP, OSPF, RSVP-TE, LDP, VPLS, MPLS L3VPNs, EVPNs, VxLAN and SDN
    • Working knowledge of CWDM, DWDM and optical networking technologies
    • Hands-on experience with security infrastructure and infrastructure services, including 802.1X, NAC, cryptography, IPSEC, deep-inspection firewalls, intrusion and threat protection platforms, AAA, RADIUS, DNS, NTP, monitoring, and logging
    • Networked Storage technologies (NAS, SAN, Clustered, Tape)
    • I/O technologies (Fiber Channel, InfiniBand, SCSI, SATA, SAS)
    • Local and Networked File Systems (NFS, SMB, DFS, NTFS)
    • Video streaming theory, standards and concepts
    • Exceptional advanced troubleshooting skills
    • Understanding of Network Security principals and best practices
    • Strong infrastructure automation experience (Ansible, Python, Terraform, Cloud Formation)

    Personal Characteristics:

    • Customer service oriented individual
    • Self-driven with an analytical mind with a bias for action
    • Track record of practical problem solving under pressure
    • Excellent communication, and documentation skills
    • Excellent communication skills to collaborate with teams globally
    • Able to comfortably multitask (i.e., perform multiple tasks concurrently)
    • Ability to manage competing priorities, and work well under pressure
    • A team player with good interpersonal and relationship building skills
    • Able to interact and apply soft skills with face to face production customers
    • Strong analytical problem-solving skills
    • Able to make important decisions given incomplete and conflicting knowledge
    • Exceptional critical thinking skills

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Expert level working with Clos Fabrics and overlays
    • Experience working on virtualized network environments (on-prem or in the Cloud)
    • Experience with NFV, Intent-Based Networks, API-driven infrastructure, OpenShift and Elastic Kubernetes Service
    • 3rd party interfacing and network-to-network connectivity experience (peering)
    • Experience implementing scalable, highly available and secure VPN environments
    • Experience deploying and supporting Media Production environments with a Studio or Postproduction House
    • Data Science experience

    Required Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Information Technology, Network Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience
    • Certifications (JNCIE-DC, JNCIE-ENT, JNCIE-SP, JNCIS-MistAI, ACE-A, PCNSE, PCSAE, CCIE, CCAr, BIG-IP, DDI Professional)
    • Professional and expert level industry Cloud Certifications (Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions, Microsoft Azure Architect Design, AWS Advanced Networking, AWS Security, AWS DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect)

    Preferred Education
    • Master of Computer Science, Telecommunications, Information Technology or Network Engineering

    About The Walt Disney Studios:

    For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. Ours is a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration that brings together visionary artists, gifted technologists and savvy business minds to conjure up magical entertainment experiences for a global audience.

    About The Walt Disney Company:

    The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disneys stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

    This position is with Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Studios.

    Walt Disney Pictures is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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