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Lead Web Application Engineer

Burbank, California, United States

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Job ID 916431BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted May. 12, 2022

Job Summary:

Movies Anywhere is the next generation of in-home entertainment, providing an unparalleled digital entertainment experience. Leveraging cutting edge technology, unique partnerships, and a talented team, Movies Anywhere is an exclusive, cross-platform, cloud-based movie service that enables consumers to seamlessly discover, grow, access, and enjoy their personal digital movie collection across a variety of studios, retailers, and platforms all in one convenient app and/or website.

Movies Anywhere seeks a Lead Web App Engineer to join a team of dedicated technologists solving a range of interesting problems in innovative ways in an exciting and dynamic industry. We are looking for a proven lead engineer who wants to shape the next generation of video consumption applications. We are a team that values passion, community involvement, and code that stands out. If you are interested, we’d love to hear from you.



In this role, you will provide technical oversight of the development life cycle of the Movies Anywhere Web application. You will work with all client-side development teams and backend services teams in technical discussions and architecture for new and expanding features of the Movies Anywhere product. You will be mentoring early-career developers via pair programming, technical talks, and code reviews. You will need to communicate effectively to a broad audience, from technical to non-technical through strong verbal and written communication skills. This position reports to the Web App Engineering Manager and has no direct reports.

You Will
  • Define, architect and build high-quality software solutions across multiple platforms and with several engineering teams
  • Collaborate with other software engineers and cross-functional teams
  • Evangelize technologies, solutions, and best practices
  • Contribute new ideas to a larger community of high-caliber professionals
  • Balance resources, requirements, and complexity

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • Experience leading projects from conception to production and beyond.
  • Passion for building and maintaining consumer-facing web applications that are secure, scalable, and highly available.
  • Solid understanding of Data structures and algorithms to solve problems (i.e. Knows basic CS fundamentals)
  • Be well versed in best practices and design patterns
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Participate in technical design reviews and functional demos
  • Effective communication skills both technical and non-technical
  • Comfortable with Git and participating in a constructive code review process
  • Sound understanding of HTTP/REST web services
  • Using best practices and design patterns for modern development, have experience architecting and lead web projects
  • Should have a deep understanding of core JavaScript and Web APIs and a solid understanding of how web applications render in the browser
  • Should understand the Event Loop and the roles of the Stack, Queue, and Heap
  • Should enjoy working in a collaborative environment and supporting a culture of hard and soft skills growth
  • Be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following:
    • JavaScript (es6 and beyond)
    • HTML
    • CSS (Box Model, Specificity, Flexbox, Grid)
    • CSS Design Systems (BEM, OOCSS)
    • State Management (Flux, Redux)
    • Node.js and NPM
    • Responsive design and SPA development
    • Security and performance of web applications
    • Cross browser development
    • Front end frameworks such as AngularJS or React
    • Unit testing using Jest, or equivalent

Required Education

  • BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience

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 Movies Anywhere, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Movies Anywhere 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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