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Staff Software Engineer - Appian

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7119043920220522 Location Celebration, Florida, United States / Burbank, California, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jun. 30, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Job Description :

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

The Business Automation Platforms group is part of the Core Systems & Platforms organization. We manage The Walt Disney Company's business automation and enterprise service management platforms, including ServiceNow, Salesforce and Appian. We provide strategic technology solutions to support empowering the business, workforce, and technology communities through digital transformation.

The Staff Software Engineer is an important role within the organization, responsible for translating requirements and user stories into functional software that provides value to the business. They help make the impossible become possible through the design, development, testing, and implementation of complex software for use across The Walt Disney Company. We're looking for a experienced Software Engineer, with an understanding of the ServiceNow platform to ensure that that we are building the "best-in-class" products and maintaining and enhancing existing products to improve our competitive advantage.

Responsibilities :

  • Oversee the technical oversight of platform projects and related Agile delivery teams, where a project comprises of multiple components

  • Lead the development of (or develop, test and deploy) medium to large, creative software solutions that meet specifications and improve future development

  • Lead the development of specifications for software development projects

  • Translate complex ideas into understandable strategies, requirements, value statements, and outcomes

  • Review or write code, leads programming and testing and debugging of major software development projects

  • Conceive and set the technical architectural direction for software development projects

  • Design the component tasks of software development projects, developing specifications for each

  • Manage the full lifecycle of projects

  • Manage resource plans and project budgets, providing monthly forecasts

  • Be the escalation point for difficult problems and complex inquiries

  • Be the peer group leader to and help train staff on Software Engineering standards and processes

Basic Qualifications :

  • At least 8 years of experience in a in a Software Engineering or software development role, managing complex products for large, multinational corporate with multiple business units

  • At least 5 years of experience developing solutions on the Appian platform

  • Appian certification required (Analyst/Associate/Senior/Developer)

  • Develop, create and test server-side with advanced Java, JavaScript, Unix Shell, and Windows PowerShell scripts

  • Basic Object-oriented Design in JavaScript or Java

  • SQL and Database Tuning

  • CSS, HTML, SSO, GIT Code Management, SN Service Portals with Widget Development

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

  • Knowledge of ITIL v3 or later and ITSM best practices

  • Demonstrated experience leading matrixed teams to deliver complex projects or technology transformation initiatives

  • Experience using Agile software development methodologies (PMI-ACP, SAFe Agilist, ICP-ACC, etc.) and managing the full SDLC

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

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience with the Salesforce or ServiceNow platforms

Required Education :

  • BS in Computer Science or another degree in a related discipline

Preferred Education :

  • Preference for MS in Computer Science, Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other advanced degree in a related discipline

  • Agile, or other software engineering courses/certifications


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 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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