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The Walt Disney Company

Sr. Rust Software Engineer

Job Summary:

As a Senior Software Engineer for the Connected Devices, , you will help us push the boundaries of what is possible on some of the most interesting 10-foot devices in the marketplace. You’ll be part of the team responsible for our new platform designed to broaden the reach of our applications to new hardware, devices, and markets.

We’re looking for an engineer who's proficient with Rust and is excited about the prospect of helping optimize and port our work to new devices and platforms. If you’re a fan of programming languages and compilers, and enjoy the challenge of digging into the internals of a compilation toolchain, this role is for you.

This opening is for senior engineers with programming language and compiler experience. Whether you’re in New York or California we provide opportunities to elevate your career and to transform an industry.

We truly believe we offer a unique opportunity for any technologist:
  • To work on a bleeding edge technology stack
  • To work with a world-class team of Engineers
  • To work on award-winning, complex apps and systems
  • To work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • To have an influence on the innovation of products used globally by millions


Be a critical member of a team of engineers responsible for building our native client platform and ensuring it runs on multiple hardware platforms and devices.
  • Identify, communicate and resolve constraints in our compilation toolchain
  • Collaborate with client application development teams, services engineering teams and product to help understand and explain device limitations and requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years of Rust experience on embedded systems or writing portable mulit-platform code
  • Extensive experience with performance measurement, profiling and analysis
  • Familiar with the major ABI specifications
  • Comfortable with maintaining forks of open source software
  • Experience mentoring junior level team members
  • Excellent understanding of software design principles
  • Solid analytical and creative problem-solving skills

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Proficient with Modern C++ (11/14/17)
  • Well-versed in test-driven development patterns and tools
  • Experience with LLVM tools and APIs
  • Comfortable with git and CLI environments


  • Visual Studio Enterprise
  • 1st-Party Tool Chains & Debuggers
  • Github Enterprise
  • Jenkins
  • Confluence
  • JIRA
  • Slack
  • AWS

About Disney Streaming Services:

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. We serve consumers by bringing the world’s most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

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. 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 Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC 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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