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Software Engineer II

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10079558 Location Burbank, California, United States / Santa Monica, California, United States / San Francisco, California, United States Business Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology Date posted Jul. 10, 2024

Job Summary:


DE&E division is a newly formed technology epicenter which combines Disney’s tradition of bold innovation and creativity to directly deliver compelling content to hundreds of millions of people all around the world. Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the DE&E Technology 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. Our employees are leading, creating, innovating, and making bold moves in unexpected directions that redefine not just what a mass media entertainment company does, but what it can do.


DE&E Technology encompasses leading premium streaming services, offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Operating at the intersection of entertainment and technology, DE&E Technology has a unique opportunity to be the number one choice for TV. We captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love, and we’re looking for people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking, and embracing fun. Join us and see what DE&E Technology life is all about. 

We strive to be a diverse team, passionate about great technology applied creatively to solve complex business problems. We are a motivated team that is committed to lifelong learning and improving, both in and out of the office. We strive to be flexible and adaptable to change both in how we execute projects and in the technologies we use to deliver our solutions. We care about the details because every pixel, every line of code, and every user interaction with our products determines whether we are delivering on our commitment to producing the very best products possible. You’ll be joining a talented team that works interdependently toward aggressive goals to deliver technically sound solutions. We work to ensure that we share both accountability and credit as a team. We often include our users as part of our team and we work to connect with them on a human level, understanding their world, so we can deliver software that they love to use.

Job Summary

The DEE Technology Productivity Engineering team is seeking a Software Engineer who has a true passion for using software engineering to build quality into software applications. This engineer will help us develop tools and write tests 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 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, Disney+, Star+ and Hulu, 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 engineering teams

  • Owning the development and maintenance of one 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 with input from senior engineers

  • 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 Quality Engineering team, helping others increase productivity through innovation, and championing the core value of Disney Quality


  • 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


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

  • 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.)

The hiring range for this position in California is $107,256 to $165,440 per year. 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:

Disney Entertainment and ESPN Technology (DE&E Technology) provides the technological backbone and product development for Disney’s two media business units, while helping to keep the company at the vanguard of innovation – enabling the Company to continuously leverage technology to enhance storytelling and creativity, while delivering scalability, flexibility, and efficiency for its businesses.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 Hulu, LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology.

Hulu, 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 champions a business environment where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a constantly evolving world.

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