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Staff Software Engineer - Project Hire

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10083754 Location Burbank, California, United States / Orlando, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted May 01, 2024

Job Summary:

At Disney, we’re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a dedication to crafting and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for ways to improve these exciting experiences.

This Staff Software Engineer – Project Hire role would be part of our Business Technology Platforms group, which is responsible for the products and platforms that support Disney’s corporate business functions, and our enterprise service management platforms (Appian, Salesforce, & ServiceNow). This individual will be responsible for translating requirements and user stories into functional software that delivers value to the business. They will help design, develop, test, and implement complex software for use across Disney. We’re seeking someone with a deep understanding of Legal and/or Secure Document Management Systems to ensure that we are building the “best-in-class” products and continuously maintaining and enhancing existing products to improve our competitive advantage and technical excellence.

*This is an estimated 30-month project hire placement, with no guarantee of permanent placement*


  • Oversight of platform projects and related agile delivery teams, where a project comprises of multiple components

  • Own the development of medium-to-large innovative software solutions that meet specifications and impact future development

  • Conceive, set the technical architectural direction, design, and develop specifications for software development projects

  • Review, test, and debug software to improve viability

  • Lead the full lifecycle of projects, potentially including project budgets and forecasts

  • Serve as an escalation point for difficult problems and sophisticated inquiries for the team

  • Act as a peer group leader t help train staff on Software Engineering standards and processes

Needed Qualifications:

  • 7+ years experience developing solutions on Document Management or Legal Software solutions

  • Validated experience developing, creating, and testing server side with: JavaScript, Unix Shell, PowerShell

  • Demonstrated success in platform automation, workflows, abstraction APIs, and Scripted Rest API Framework

  • Knowledge of ITIL v3 or later and ITSM standard methodologies

  • Experience working in an outsourced IT environment and building strong collaborative vendor relationships

  • Experience implementing agile software development methodologies (PMI-ACP, SAFe Agilist, ICP-ACC, etc.) and leading the full software development lifecycle

  • Effective communication, writing, and executive presentation skills- with an ability to translate sophisticated ideas into understandable strategies, requirements, value statements, and business outcomes

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a related field

  • Related Certifications (ITIL, technical, Agile, etc.)

  • Experience with any/all of the following: Salesforce, NetDocuments, ServiceNow, SharePoint


The hiring range for this position in Burbank is $149,106 to $200,200 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 The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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 Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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