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Software Engineer II

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10027006 Location Bristol, Connecticut, 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:

• Analyzes, designs, programs, debugs, and modifies software enhancements and/or new products used in local, networked, cloud-based or Internet-related computer programs. Code may either be used in commercial and end-user applications, or may focus on software and tools in support of infrastructure and technology platforms. Deliverables are typically large or highly complex software programs and systems. Has in depth knowledge of current programming language and technologies, writes code, completes programming, and may perform testing and debugging of applications. May interact with users to define system requirements and/or necessary modifications. Conceives, designs, develops, tests, and implements software components, fixes, enhancements, and/or new systems and applications. Codes at the component level. Designs and develops highly scalable software systems and applications. • An employee at this level is establishing skill/knowledge in a given functional field, likely building on a minimal amount of professional experience.

Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

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 Summary:

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:

  • Contributing to the successful implementation of solutions for complex technical problems with DMED engineering teams
  • Owning the development and maintenance of one or two functional areas of core frameworks, execution environments, build systems and tooling used across multiple products
  • Leading the successful design & implementation of one or more project features with input from senior engineers
  • Contributing to and collecting data to inform Key Performance Indicators 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 and Duties of the Role:

  • Developing and supporting test automation frameworks, execution environments, build systems, and reporting tools
  • Work with product and development teams to implement a full stack quality solution
  • Maintaining documentation meant for end user consumption as well as project contributor documentation
  • Supplying end-user and developer training on automation tools and frameworks
  • Investigating and resolving any framework, tool or execution of environmental issues affecting our services
  • Becoming a core member of our Productivity Engineering team, helping others increase productivity through innovation, and championing the core value of Disney Quality
  • Contributes to the evolution of the teams software engineering practices, recommending changes in development, coding, maintenance and system standards.
  • Focuses on coding at the component level. Works with relevant personnel across the organization on project issues
  • Participates in developing specifications for assigned components, projects or fixes. 
  • Reviews code to uphold standards for readability and maintainability.
  • Applies standard practices and procedures to resolve a variety of moderately complex technical issues. Identifies problems without necessarily being able to provide solutions.
  • Reviews many factors and uses judgment within defined practices and procedures to determine actions.

Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree or the foreign equivalent in Computer Science or a closely related field with 3+ 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
  • Experience with test automation and unit testing frameworks
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent collaboration skills and ability to use standard software development lifecycle (SDLC) tools such as Jira and Confluence, and version control systems.
  • 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.)

Decision Making:

Bolded line is most associated with the decision-making demands needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position.

Work is closely supervised.  Follows specific, detailed instructions and guidelines.  Solves problems of limited scope and complexity.

Work is moderately supervised. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy. Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity. Supervisory approval is obtained in situations where practices and procedures do not exist or where deviations to existing procedures occur.

Work is performed with minimal direction. Participates in finding goals for assignments. Plans, schedules, and arrange their own activities in accomplishing goals. Work is reviewed upon completion. Problems worked on are of a complex nature.

Work is not supervised and allows considerable latitude.  Develops solutions to unusually complex problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation.

Work is geared to directing and guiding others. Assignments are complex and allow independent judgment and decision-making. Supplies considerable input in setting up the goals for their area of responsibility. Work is reviewed in terms of meeting the organizational goals and schedules.

Work is focused on deciding organizational goals and practices. Completed work is reviewed from a long-range perspective for desired results. Makes final decisions and supplies direction for one or more major segments of the total organization.

The hiring range for this remote position is $119,100 to $165,400 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.

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