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Sr Software Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7121233120220501 Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States / Town of Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Aug. 02, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

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 two or more 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
  • Providing strategic input on future initiatives with stakeholders and other 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 :

  • Builds solutions that scale and perform. Identifies opportunities to improve the system/product/services with each iteration.
  • Typically owns software programs and multiple components within the team.
  • Developing and supporting test automation frameworks, execution environments, build systems, and reporting tools
  • Drives development of component through own and more junior engineers' work
  • 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
  • Support and mentor developers and manual testers through code reviews, knowledge-sharing, and technical leadership
  • 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
  • Identifies problems and opportunities and recommends the development of solutions.
  • Decisions and actions regularly have a moderate influence on the work of team members, other teams or assigned projects. 

Basic Qualifications :

  • 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.
  • Experience leading one to two teams in technical solutioning
  • 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.)

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree or the foreign equivalent in Computer Science or a closely related field with 5+ years of progressive experience in a software development (SDE) occupation, including automated testing of front end and backend services

Preferred Education :

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.

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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