The Walt Disney Company Staff Network Engineer in Burbank, California

Marvel Studios has created one of the most powerful brands by bringing memorable, life-changing storytelling to the world through incredible characters like Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther and Captain America. The Marvel Cinematic Universe multi-film franchises have redefined the genre in building a universe filled with creativity, innovation and collaboration. At Marvel Studios, you will be part of a team that helps propel our legacy into the future with a vision as far-reaching as our stories.

As part of the Marvel Studios Technology team you’ll be joining a group of seasoned, dedicated technologists solving a range of interesting problems in innovative ways in an exciting and dynamic environment. Network Engineers working in the Marvel Studios Technology must possess a broad view of both Information and Media technologies in order to successfully implement and support the next generation of network infrastructure and workflow applications designed to support file-based feature film production and post-production.

This position will join the team responsible for the design, delivery and operations of network and connectivity services within the Marvel Studios Technology organization. We're looking for prior experience with feature production pipelines and great collaboration skills in working with cross functional teams and with peers to deliver and maintain the network infrastructure. You will help develop effective documentation and procedures, implement new technologies, revamp legacy infrastructures, and sustain mission-critical network operations. This position provides the opportunity to work on multi-vendor networks, next-generation computing and networking platforms, and industry-defining media transport and collaboration technologies.

Responsibilities :

  • Design and implement network systems that scale to support the transformation and growth of Marvel Studios

  • Make sound technical and business decisions autonomously when confronted with competing design or implementation approaches or trade-offs

  • Translate strategy into specific priorities and actions plan; expected to act independently if appropriate; conceive creative ideas to solve problems and act on them without constant management review and approval.

  • Assure interoperation of all infrastructure and software systems in and out of Marvel Studios

  • Assure readily available and secured third party communications.

  • Optimize business value of Studio network dollars spent by designing shared infrastructure that can be cost-effectively expanded, reconfigured and readily applied to new digital media requirements

  • Ensure reliable operation of systems and infrastructure software by designing and implementing network, instrumentation and management tools in order to predict, quickly diagnose and resolve abnormal network behavior

  • Design, engineer and deploy flexible high-performance network infrastructure

  • Secure and report on all network subsystems

  • Forecast network growth requirements

  • Manage key network vendors and partners, both internal and external

  • Interface with other Disney entities and their networks to support cross-segment workflows, file transport and other sharing of media assets, devices and infrastructure.

  • Serve as a Tier 2 support staff member

Basic Qualifications :

  • 10+ years in engineering or network systems or equivalent preferred

  • Network theory and protocols (TCP/IP, UDP/IP, 7 layers of OSI, DNS, DHCP)

  • Network Toolsets and protocols (e.g. SNMP, OpenView, Nagios, iperf)

  • Media Production environments

  • Networked Storage technologies (e.g. NAS, SAN, Clustered, Tape)

  • I/O technologies (e.g. Fiber Channel, Infiniband, SCSI, SATA, SAS)

  • Network hardware (e.g. firewalls, routers, switches, load balancers, xWDM gear)

  • Wave division multiplexing technologies

  • Key network vendor offerings (e.g. Cisco, Juniper, Arista, Checkpoint)

  • Operating systems (e.g., Linux, UNIX, OSX, Windows)

  • Local and Networked File Systems (e.g. NFS, DFS, NTFS)

  • Security technologies (e.g. cryptography, authentication)

  • Application and Web Services

  • Video connection standards, including single and dual-link HD-SDI

  • Queuing and pipelining

  • A generalist who can perform many different tasks.

  • Fast learner with drive to keep growing

  • Able to comfortably multitask (i.e., perform multiple architecting tasks concurrently).

  • Able to make important decisions given incomplete and conflicting knowledge.

  • Highly self-directed, being able to both manage and (re)prioritize the multiple concurrent and competing challenges, issues, ambiguities, and contradictions that necessarily occur during the production of the database architecture and design.

  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and thus able to explain and document the systems to their diverse audiences.

  • A team-building engineer with good interpersonal and relationship building skills

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience working in media production environments

  • Design and deployment of Juniper, Cisco and Arista routers, switches

  • Design and deployment of firewall technologies, such as Checkpoint and Palo Alto

  • Design and deployment of virtual environments on public or private cloud

  • Design and deployment of intrusion protection systems, and content leak protection systems

  • Network coding and automation skills (Ansible, Python, Terraform, Cloud Formation)

  • Strong hands-on support of large WAN, LAN and MAN environments

  • 3rd party interfacing and network-to-network connectivity

  • NAT setup and support

  • Network management in environments with few tools and with many tools

  • Vendor management and deployments

  • Strong project management and resource planning experience

Required Education :

  • A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Network Engineering or Electrical Engineering is preferred

Preferred Education :

  • Advanced degree also a plus

Company Overview :

Marvel is an entertainment brand defined the stories and successes of our more than 8,000 incredible characters like Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther and Captain America. Based at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, Marvel Studios is one of the most successful movie studios in the world, today. The Marvel Cinematic Universe multi-film franchises, led by President Kevin Feige, is a universe filled with creativity, innovation and collaboration. At Marvel, you will be part of a team that helps propel our legacy into the future with vision as far-reaching as our stories.

Additional Information :

This position is with The Walt Disney Studios

Job ID: 524922BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Studio Entertainment