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Lead Software Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7121233420220508 Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States / Los Angeles, California, United States / Town of Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Nov. 15, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely. A remote opportunity may be possible for qualified candidates under certain circumstances and, if granted, the employee would work remotely on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

The Team :

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment aligns technology, content, and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

DMED is an equal opportunity employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability.  Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.

Job Overview :

The Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution (DMED) Productivity Engineering team is seeking a Software Engineer who has a true passion for creating innovative tools and frameworks. This engineer will help us develop tools that support a large variety of Disney software products on web, mobile, and OTT platforms. We are looking for an Engineer who is excited to push the envelope and grow with our team.
Our team is motivated by a desire to continuously improve and create efficiencies within the DMED organization. We are a fast-paced group that takes extraordinary pride in creating innovative tools, and constantly improving upon them. We do not shy away from tough problems and take delight in solving the hard one's other folks might say are impossible to solve at scale.
Just some of the exciting products we work on include the websites & mobile apps for ESPN & ESPN Fantasy, ABC / ABC News, National Geographic and Marvel Unlimited! We work very closely with these brands and teams and strive to be as close to the product as possible as we are also fans ourselves!

As a member of our team, you will strive to accomplish the following goals:

  • Leading the successful design & implementation of solutions for complex technical problems with DMED engineering teams

  • Owning the development and maintenance of the architecture for frameworks, execution environments, build systems and tooling used across multiple products

  • Providing strategic input on future initiatives with stakeholders and other engineers

  • Define high level project architecture. Communicate architecture decisions to all members of the team

  • Contributing and defining Key Performance Indicators to be used for defining project statuses and effectiveness 

  • Check-in valuable, clean code daily that adds new features and capabilities

  • Becoming a core member of our Productivity Engineering team, helping others increase productivity through innovation, and championing the core value of Disney Quality

Responsibilities :

  • Developing and supporting test automation frameworks, execution environments and reporting tools.

  • Writes codes that establishes and enhances frameworks and design proof of concepts.

  • Coordination of complex tasks with external teams & stakeholders.

  • Mentoring junior developers and providing in-depth code reviews and technical analysis.

  • Providing end-user and developer training on automation tools and frameworks.

  • Prioritize, estimate, and define complex projects and tools.

  • Coordinate scheduling, updates, and communications with internal and external teams.

  • Contributing and defining Key Performance Indicators to be used for defining project statuses and effectiveness.

  • Providing strategic input on future initiatives with stakeholders and other engineers.

  • Investigating and resolving any framework, tool or execution of environmental issues affecting our services.

  • Serving as an advanced resource for other software engineers on the team. Collaboration with immediate teams and peers to design complex solutions, peer review code, and suggest optimization.

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree or the foreign equivalent in Computer Science

Basic Qualifications :

  • 7+ years of progressive experience in a software development (SDE) occupation, including automated testing of front end and backend services

  • Proficient in object-oriented design and expertise with one of the following programming languages: Node/JavaScript, Java, Python

  • 4+ years of experience with test automation and unit testing frameworks

  • 2+ year of experience with leading teams of 2 or more

  • Experience working with high-performing teams using Agile and Lean methodologies and frameworks

  • Experience in modern design patterns and techniques and have led the design of small to large products

  • Experience in deriving and gathering quality KPI’s to give insight into product’s health and progress

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Organized, detail-oriented and able to deliver project tasks on time

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Highly motivated, self-starting individual

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience shipping a production React or Node.js application

  • Experience in mobile application development and testing

  • Experience with developing applications in cloud platforms (e.g., AWS)

  • Experience working with Agile methodologies

  • Working knowledge of web accessibility fundamentals

  • Experience with Kafka, Amazon SQS, and Kinesis 

  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Spinnaker, and continuous integration/delivery systems

  • Experience writing Gherkin Syntax to facilitate the development of automated test scenarios

  • Experience developing advanced mocking mechanisms (e.g., rule-based proxies and dummy-services)

  • Experience with test suite/case/run management tools (e.g., JIRA Xray, etc.)

The hiring range for this remote position is $157,800.00 to $219,200.00 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

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. 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.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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