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Job ID 1d2ca66b-21ad-433e-9ec9-057ec565f758 Location Mumbai, India / Gurgaon, India Business Disney+ Hotstar Date posted May 15, 2024

Job Summary:

JOB TITLE: Architect, Disney+ Hotstar

LOCATION: Bangalore

JOB SUMMARY: The Architect at Disney+ Hotstar, the leading OTT platform in India, will hold a pivotal position collaborating with key leaders to spearhead innovation initiatives and contribute significantly to the architectural design of Subscription & Payments. They will oversee the entire team’s tech platform and help guide the team, collaborating with them and their leaders. Should have the humility to learn, build depth, understand the workings of all critical frontend/backend systems, and even be hands-on with critical components during key events. The Architect will build and raise the bar on best practices. They will constantly work on improving the Tech culture - be a culture guardian.

ABOUT THE TEAM: The Subscription & Payments team stands as the vanguard of innovation, engineering one of India's foremost, highly scalable, and intricately distributed Subscription platforms within the dynamic OTT landscape. Our relentless pursuit of excellence has led to groundbreaking features such as targeted coupons and seamless payment integrations. Additionally, we've formed impactful partnerships with industry leaders. Driven by a vision of providing flexible subscription plans and seamless payment options, we're developing a next-generation platform. This platform will enable Disney+ Hotstar to introduce new plans rapidly and significantly increase revenue by expanding our subscriber base worldwide.

REPORTING TO: Head of Engineering

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the management of operational excellence, focusing on efficiency in cost and operations, and providing guidance for the team’s improvement
  • Ensure the quality of the overall architecture and design of various systems and components
  • Simplify complex problems into straightforward solutions
  • Develop technical roadmaps for future directions and technological advancements
  • Understand system interdependencies and limitations to facilitate decision-making and conflict resolution within teams
  • Take ownership of building and launching key components and systems
  • Influence teams technically to enhance productivity and effectiveness, while also mentoring on advanced technical matters for career development
  • Facilitate rapid prototyping to identify and eliminate blind spots

Skills & Attributes for success:

  • Led by example, took ownership of projects, and spearheaded the development and launch of critical components and systems
  • Possess sound business judgment and strong influencing skills to drive strategic decisions and initiatives effectively
  • Strong analytical thinking to dissect complex problems and devise innovative solutions, showcasing exceptional problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrated proficiency in software development, leveraging hands-on experience and expertise to design and implement high-quality solutions
  • Offered extensive technical knowledge in data structures, algorithms, and performance optimization, and provided comprehensive guidance across frontend and backend technologies
  • Mentored team members to success while fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment, exhibiting strong leadership qualities
  • Thrived in dynamic environments, achieved goals, and addressed challenges for long-term success
  • Maintained a growth mindset, continuously expanded knowledge and skills, and contributed to a positive team culture

ABOUT US: 
Disney Star is a leading media & entertainment company in India that reaches over 700 million viewers a month in nine different languages. Our entertainment portfolio which cuts across general entertainment, movies, sports, infotainment, kids, and lifestyle content generates over 20,000 hours of original content every year.  Disney+ Hotstar, India’s leading streaming platform, enables us to reach and entertain audiences anywhere, anytime. Disney+ Hotstar has changed the way Indians consume their entertainment - from their favourite TV shows and movies to sporting extravaganzas.  
Join us, and let's continue to inspire a billion imaginations.

WHY JOIN US:
Because our employees and cast members are at the heart of everything we do, Disney offers a competitive total rewards package that includes pay, health and savings benefits, time-off programs, special educational opportunities and more. Together, these rewards make up a comprehensive package that helps our employees grow personally and professionally and take advantage of the special extras that only Disney STAR can offer to make their journey memorable.

About Disney+ Hotstar:

Hotstar is one of the fastest growing video-on-demand services. Scratch that. We’re Hotstar. The go-to destination for over 100mn active users who seek anything from award-winning English shows and movies to regional content to live sports. Our mission is to revolutionize internet entertainment through smart personalization, and by building a global video platform - talk about taking over the world wide web and the whole wide world. We believe there are only two ways to realize our goals – by daring or daring more.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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. Disney’s 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 Star India Pvt Ltd (SIPL), which is part of a business we call Disney+ Hotstar.

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