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DSAR is looking for an experienced senior research engineer, with an audio, video, and signal processing background. The focus will be in the following areas: Computer Vision, Language Processing, Conversational A.I., and Machine Learning with audiovisual content. Target projects include Personalized Interfaces, Social Viewing (eg. Twitch), Spatial Sensing for Augmented Reality, and Conversational Agents as Animated Characters. The ideal candidate will possess a strong desire to build upon his or her knowledge to shape their industry-leading solutions.

While the location of the positions is flexible for our San Francisco, Bristol, Raleigh, or Amsterdam sites, an ideal candidate would be located near their New York City office.


  • Contribute to research activities and prototyping on specific Disney application features that deliver in 18-month cycles.
  • Working with prototyping engineers using existing AWS services
  • Contribute to research activities and patent/IP across Disney business and research groups

Basic Qualifications

  • BS/MS with 5+ years’ experience in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent area
  • Deep applicable knowledge and research in the areas of:
    • TensorFlow, PyTorch, SageMaker, or similar environments
    • Natural Language Processing and Speech Synthesis for Conversational Agents
    • Emotion and Sentiment analysis
  • Experience of leveraging machine learning frameworks to build/prototype systems that involve scene understanding, object identification, and/or semantic segmentation
  • Solid applied statistical modeling knowledge
  • Strong algorithmic thinking and performance optimization
  • Knowledge of what it takes to scale in code
  • Skill in functioning as a part of a team and a willingness to learn a complex, multi-faceted system

Preferred Qualifications

  • GraphQL experience
  • Web service development, REST APIs, XML/JSON
  • Release management, continuous integration, Git/GitHub
  • Experience in AWS environments
  • High load, highly scalable and distributed applications
  • Messaging and asynchronous processing design
  • Previous patent filing experience

Additional Information

We truly believe we offer a unique opportunity for any technologist:

  • The opportunity to work on a bleeding-edge technology stack
  • The opportunity to work with a world-class team of Software Engineers
  • The opportunity to work on award-winning and complex apps and systems
  • The opportunity to have an influence on the innovation of products used globally by millions
  • The opportunity to work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Amazing Disney benefits

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. Their core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. They 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. They 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.

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