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Senior Software Engineer - Front End

Glendale, California, United States; New York, New York, United States

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Job ID 837207BR Location Glendale, California, United States; New York, New York, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Aug. 18, 2021

Job Summary:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

DMED is an equal opportunity employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.

The Walt Disney Company has a rich tradition of creating innovative products and magical experiences for millions of people around the world. Software Engineers are at the heart of that innovation and magic, building platforms, services, tools and infrastructure for an unmatched collection of content and brands such as ESPN, Disney, and ABC.

As Senior Software Engineer you will be part of a team focused on building and maintaining the web sites for ABC News, ABC Owned and Operated Television Stations, and National Geographic. We deliver snow days to ABC7 viewers, tally election results live on ABC News and teach NatGeo readers how to speak whale. We work alongside engineers from ESPN and Disney’s entertainment brands to support each other’s products and share solutions. Our team uses modern server-side and web technologies such as JavaScript, Node and React to deliver scalable and elegant solutions for new product features and core site architecture.

If you:

  • Employ a flexible attitude and can work constructively in a diverse team setting

  • Are passionate about web development

  • Value learning and being exposed to new experiences

  • Demonstrate determination in finding solutions to complex puzzles

  • Have the curiosity to research and learn new technologies

  • Care about bringing people closer to their world

Then, working at Disney is unlike anything else. We have the latest technology, game-changing ideas, and world-class talent. Come be a part of our team and help us find new ways to interact with users, however and wherever they connect with our brands. #DMEDCXP


  • Architect and develop core site functionality using server-side templating and JavaScript
  • Prototype new features and research applicable technologies
  • Implement best practices to continually increase performance and scalability
  • Review code and pull requests to ensure product and design specifications are met
  • Work with product and project management to refine specs and timelines
  • Partner with other engineering teams to deliver best solutions
  • Mentor and provide feedback to junior engineers
  • Collaborate with story tellers and designers across our brands

Basic Qualifications:

  • Proven understanding of front-end web development technologies and principles
  • Comprehensive knowledge of JavaScript, React.JS, and server-side templating
  • Experience with task automation (WebPack, Grunt, Gulp) and CSS Preprocessors (Less, Sass)
  • Demonstrated ability to research solutions to complex problems
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail
  • Driven and self-motivated
  • 5+ years relevant industry experience

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC 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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