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Sr Software Engineer

Celebration, Florida, United States; Seattle, Washington, United States

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Job ID 882796BR Location Celebration, Florida, United States; Seattle, Washington, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 11, 2021

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 commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences.

The Enterprise Technology mission is to deliver technology solutions that align to business strategies while enabling enterprise efficiency and promoting cross-company collaborative innovation. The Enterprise Technology organization drives competitive advantage by enhancing our consumer experiences, enabling business growth, and advancing operational excellence.

The Identity and Access Management Engineering team is hiring talented contributors for innovative projects that will help power and secure our businesses and guest experiences. Leverage your software development knowledge, industry experience, and your passion for new technologies and platforms. You will be part of a diverse cross-functional team with ownership at the core of its DNA. Our IAM teams are located in Seattle WA, Burbank CA, and Orlando FL.


The Senior IAM Software Engineer will implement applications and services for Identity and Access Management Engineering, and is an expert in the tools, processes, and technologies (both proprietary and third party) used by the IAM team. They take an active role in liaising with other Project Constituents and contributors, both internal and external, to set and maintain standards and best practices through mentorship, evangelism of standards and best practices, and review and approval of code. The Senior Software Engineer is also responsible for the architecture of software internals, efficient and expeditious debugging, and the contribution of code that meets the standards and expectations of the role: being performant, secure, accessible, well documented, testable, and sustainable. Responsibilities would include:
  • Working closely with scrum master, architect, developers, quality and reliability engineers and other Project Constituents to architect, implement, and deliver software solutions according to requirements/specifications
  • Working with Senior Engineer Manager and Engineering Director to follow and influence best practices for Software Development within the Identity and Access Management Engineering team
  • Interfacing with other service delivery groups within Enterprise Technology and across the company
  • Performing peer and vendor code reviews for compliance, security, performance, and best practices
  • Hands-on, full-stack software development using professional, enterprise class software development tools
  • Responsibility for developing, enacting, and enforcing documentation, coding, process, and performance standards
  • Providing guidance and mentorship to other team members on subjects like: tools, pipelines, best practices, proprietary Disney services, and development standards.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years full stack software development (both frontend and backend technologies), software architecture, virtualization / containerization, web services, automation, relational and non-relational database design, systems architecture, system engineering, encryption and security, and many other critical areas
  • Expertise with the entire Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Experience working in Agile software development
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, negotiating, and influencing skills
  • Self-managing; self starter with a high level of initiative; strong sense of ownership and urgency
  • Expertise with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD)
  • Experience developing high-availability, highly-scalable applications and services.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience with SDLC tools such as JIRA, Jenkins, Github/Gitlab, Confluence, etc.
  • 2+ years experience working with Identity and Access Management systems
  • Familiarity with sensitive data handling such as COPPA, PCI and PII, Safe Harbor
  • Disney work experience (including experience with Disney IAM services such as MyID, AuthZ, Keystone, etc.)

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / Software Engineering, or equivalent degree or equivalent experience

Additional Information:


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 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 Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business segment 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, 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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