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Software Engineer III

Bristol, CT - US

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Job ID 765038BR Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States; Glendale, California, United States Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted Aug. 31, 2020

Job Summary:

This is an exciting role for a technology enthusiast interested in creating the engines that drive experiences across DTCI’s consumer facing products. The Software Engineer III will play a lead role in developing the experiences across digital products with responsibilities for the technical design and implementation of new projects and features. In this role you will be responsible for helping to architect, design, and implement the distribution systems that power our consumer facing products.

This position is 100% hands-on development with the expected opportunity to mentor junior engineers, design, implement and deliver high quality software projects. The ideal candidate will have strong understanding of web architectures and OO software design patterns along with demonstrated experience delivering web services utilizing common Java technologies (containers, servlets, spring, etc.).

The Platform Engineering team at DTCI is responsible for the development, support, and sustainment of consumer facing APIs that power the products within The Walt Disney Company.We work closely with client teams to deliver highly performant APIs and work with the Product & Design team to ensure all product requirements are met and implemented meticulously.This team currently supports the ESPN product pillars from everything to live scores, news, TVE and ESPN+.


  • Production Support
  • Design, Development & Implementation

Basic Qualifications:

  • Intimate Knowledge of modern web architectures
  • Experience developing and consuming RESTful APIs
  • 5+ years of experience working with Java or equivalent JVM frameworks

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands on experience with AWS or other Cloud architectures
  • Knowledge with Spring frameworks, Spring Boot, etc.
  • 4+ years working with Java

Required Education

  • B.S. in Computer Science or Computer Science & Engineering OR 6-10 years of relevant work experience

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International 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. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney +, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

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 ESPN Technology Services, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

ESPN Technology Services, Inc. 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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