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Principal Software Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10067719 Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States / Town of Bristol, Connecticut, United States / Santa Monica, California, United States / Glendale, California, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology Date posted Nov. 16, 2023

Job Summary:

As a member of Interactive Platform Engineering team within the Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology Division you will be part of a fast paced, passionate team that builds and maintains complex, high throughput systems for managing user generated content. These systems support flagship Disney products including Disney+, ESPN Fantasy Football, Marvel and ABC News. You will assist in the design, development, test and deployment of high-quality software solutions. You will be challenged to help the team efficiently maintain, enhance and scale platforms that serve millions of Disney users every day. You will apply excellent communication skills while interfacing with both technical and product teams to capture new system requirements and then apply your proven development chops in the delivery of innovative solutions for those requirements. You will be challenged to work at traffic volumes very few engineers ever approach… and you will be rewarded by a job you love!

Job Summary:

As a principal software engineer on the Interactive Platform Engineering team you will participate in the design, development and testing of extremely high throughput, low latency user generated content systems. These systems are used to drive highly personalized and rewarding user experiences across a broad spectrum of Disney products including ESPN Fantasy Football, Marvel, ABC News and National Geographic.

As a principal engineer on the engagement engineering team you will:

  • be responsible for the overall design of complex, high throughput software platforms

  • apply your pragmatic and proven software skills to deliver elegant solutions to business critical problems

  • lead cross functional development projects spanning multiple teams including platform, client and product

  • demonstrate your passion for technology by solving unique challenges within the industry

  • rely on your sense of ownership and professional pride to deliver high quality, low maintenance software

  • leverage strong communication skills to collaborate with various technical and product stakeholders

  • partner with tech leaders to help grow and mentor fellow engineers

  • feed your thirst for learning new skills and technology as part of the larger DEE organization

Come help shape the future of interactive platforms underpinning Disney products used by millions of users every day!

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:

  • Java development / automated testing

  • maintenance and support

  • design/planning/mentoring

Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience.

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience

  • Expert understanding of the Java programming language and object-oriented programming

  • Self-starter with proven ability to deliver high quality software in a pragmatic fashion

  • Proven ability to solve challenging technical problems

  • Proven ability to learn new technology and/or complex systems

  • Proven ability and highly motivated to mentor and help grow other engineers

  • Proven ability to act as a technical leader for business critical projects spanning multiple teams

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences

Preferred qualifications:

  • 12+ years of professional experience

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science

  • Hands on experience with Cassandra or other NoSQL DBs

  • Full stack / front end engineering experience

  • Hands on experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • Experience working on highly scalable real time software platforms

The hiring range for this position in that can be based in multiple areas is $180,700 to $265,400 per year based on a 40 hour work week. The amount of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs. 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 Entertainment & ESPN Technology:

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Entertainment & ESPN Technology.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, 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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