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Lead Web Software Developer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10008856 Location Glendale, California, United States Business Disney General Entertainment Content Date posted Aug. 11, 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:

The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technology 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: animation, 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. Part of the Disney Branded Television, Disney Television Animation is a high capacity digital animation television production studio. Because of Disney Television Animation’s strong use of commercial and custom software technologies to create its animation products, its use of technology, engineering, development techniques and software is critical to its production operations and workflows.

We’re looking for an intellectually curious, business-savvy, analytical powerhouse to join the Disney Television Animation Technology team as a Team Lead of Web Based Software Development. (TLWBSD) In this role, you will be responsible for developing and supporting solutions across the various Disney Television Animation: Productions and Development.

General Responsibilities:

The Team Lead of Web Based Software Development (TLWBSD) is responsible for technical leadership, project and daily operational management of an assigned group of Web Developers. The TLWBSD works with the Manager of Software Development to set priorities, monitor progress, and meet commitments in regards to DTVA’s Web Software Portfolio

A high-level breakdown of the TLWBSD’s responsibilities follows:

  • Supervises day-to-day operations of assigned Software Development staff, removing blockers and monitoring development progress.

  • Analyzes processes to improve production software, efficiency, and workflow.

  • Assures that development efforts have synergy across the larger team’s goals.

  • Reports on progress, findings and needs.

  • Reconcile short-term vs. long-term needs and help plan Sprints and set priorities for the team.

  • Performs software analysis and data model design consulting.

  • Develops software solutions as needed.

  • Mentors Software Development staff by advising with the support of developed code.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7 years of professional web development experience

  • Experience leading software developers or development teams

  • Experience developing software with backend languages/frameworks such as Python, Flask, Django, PHP, NodeJS, etc.

  • Experience developing software with JavaScript and React or other front-end frameworks (Vue, Angular, etc.)

  • Experience with databases and caching strategies: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, etc.

  • Experience with Docker and Git workflows

  • Knowledge of Design Patterns for Enterprise Level Application Development

  • Able to communicate technical information effectively to both technical and non-technical stakeholders

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to work well individually and collaboratively

Preferred Education:

Bachelor’s or Advanced degree in a technical discipline

Working knowledge of the television/animation business



Additional Information!:


About Disney General Entertainment Content:

The Disney General Entertainment Content group creates original entertainment and news content for the Company’s streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

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 Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business we call Disney General Entertainment Content.

Walt Disney Pictures 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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