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Lead Software Engineer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 526168BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States Business Disney Parks & Resorts Brand Disney Parks & Resorts Date posted 02/28/2018
The Lead Software Engineer conceives, designs, develops, tests, and implements software fixes, enhancements, components, and/or new software systems and applications with a high level of complexity, where a project encompasses multiple components. The Lead Software Engineer applies practical knowledge of technologies and concepts to lead software engineering teams on large projects, providing technical guidance and oversight and acting as a point of escalation and technical expert. The Lead Software Engineer has accountability for planning, structuring, and leading the execution of development projects.


  • Owns and leads large development projects and teams where a project comprises multiple components; oversees project teams as required.
  • Leads the development of highly innovative, large, software solutions that meet specifications and significantly impact future developments.
  • Conceives and leads the execution of major software development projects and major fixes using new or existing technologies.
  • Leads the development of specifications for major software development projects.
  • Reviews or writes code
  • Leads programming and testing and debugging of major software development projects.
  • Creates protocols, documentation and tools for the installation and maintenance of major software projects.
  • Conceives and sets the design and direction for major software development projects.
  • Leads the design of components of major software development projects, developing specifications for each.
  • Designs, develops, manages, creates and maintains the technical components and templates for front end web pages for client sites
  • Strong understanding of the front-end technology stack; able to code against front-end and lead end-to-end troubleshooting.
  • Interacts and coordinates deliverables with other technical groups in the organization.
  • Executes assigned component level projects using new or existing technologies.
  • Designs and develops specifications for assigned projects.
  • Reviews or troubleshoots and performs testing.
  • Participates in conceiving and setting the direction for development projects.
  • Influences the work of team members, other teams, and assigned projects through decisions and actions.
  • Designs the component tasks of assigned projects, developing specifications for each.
  • Serves as a high-level technical resource and “go-to” person for less experienced developers and leadership, providing technical guidance and oversight.
  • Recommends improvements to processes, technology, and interfaces that improve the effectiveness of the team.

Basic Qualifications

  • Eight to twelve years of progressively related experience in design, development, and implementation of highly scalable, high-volume software systems and components, client-facing web applications, and major Internet-oriented applications and systems
  • Two to four years of project lead experience.
  • Scrum Master Certification
  • ITIL Certification
Strong knowledge/experience in relevant technologies, such as:
  • CS Fundamentals
  • Development Tools
  • Java/JavaScript
  • SQL
  • XML DTDs
  • JSON Messaging
  • Database Design
  • HTTP Protocol
  • Web Services (SOAP & REST)
  • CSS
  • Ruby, Python, PHP, JSP, ASP or other scripting languages
  • Flash and other interactive technologies
  • Software Performance Optimization (memory, CPU, scaling, etc...)
  • AWS/Docker/Cloud Native applications

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar field or related work experience.

Company Overview

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 commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences. Bring your individual talents here and discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

“It takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt was on to something when he said that, and it continues to ring true today. No matter the stage in your career, being a part of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts means being a part of a team where you help bring innovation to life through unsurpassed products, services and most importantly remarkable experiences. As a Cast Member you are the steward and connection to our legacy and the backbone of our thriving innovations. Join our team and watch your dreams come true.

Additional Information

This position is with the legal entity of Walt Disney Attractions Technology LLC, an equal opportunity employer.
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