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Senior UX Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10030164 Location Glendale, California, United States / Town of Bristol, Connecticut, United States / New York, New York, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Nov. 15, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible

- 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. A remote opportunity may be possible for qualified candidates under certain circumstances and, if granted, the employee would work remotely on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

DMED Technology Design:

Design at Disney is at the forefront of creating intuitive, innovative, and beautiful products that our fans love and crave. We strive to design high-quality end-to-end experiences while maintaining an inclusive and collaborative culture. To us, team-fit and attitude are as important as hard design skills.

DMED Technology Design is the unified design org for 90+ customer-facing websites/apps and hundreds of enterprise products in the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) Technology organization. We are the storytellers responsible for adding “something special” to our consumers’ experience every day through exciting design, artwork, branding and UX globally. We are responsible for driving the product design, user experiences, creative direction, production design, motion design, service design, UX copywriting, UX research and UX engineering. It is our job to create a framework that delivers consistent, creative and innovative user experiences for people – whether they are using Disney’s consumer-facing products, or the platforms, products and tools that help power our business. Crucially, how we do that work must be both imaginative and efficient, allowing us to also free our team devote energy to using design to drive innovation.

The consumer portfolio we get to design for includes many of the most trusted and beloved brands in the world – ABC, ABC News, Disney, ESPN, Freeform, FX, Marvel, National Geographic and Star Wars. These are great products, and our charge is to always imagine ways to make them even better; to deliver happiness and magical moments through artistry and inventive design, reinforcing the emotional connection between consumers and Disney’s brands. The enterprise portfolio we are responsible for is also critically important – and our colleagues, partners and businesses will be relying upon us to bring the same kind of imagination, ease and consistent excellence to those experiences.

The enterprise portfolio we are responsible for is also critically important – and our colleagues, partners and businesses will be relying upon us to bring the same kind of imagination, ease and consistent excellence to those experiences.

Design Services:

Design Services is a multidisciplinary team of Creative (Content Design, Graphic Design, Motion Design), UX Research, UX Engineering, and International Design experts. The team creates graphics and engaging video content, develops foundational user insights, prototypes product experiences, and delivers creative work that activates a brand’s identity and purpose to enable best-in-class experiences for global audiences across the complete user journey for our consumer and enterprise portfolio. Design Services is a multidisciplinary team where you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with many design groups and specialties to create innovative products that people love to use.

UX Engineering Team:
Within Design Services, the UX Engineering team is a group of design-focused engineers driving innovation and efficiency, bringing designs to life and bridging the gap between the Design & Engineering disciplines within DMED Technology Design. 

Job Summary

A User Experience Engineer at Disney is a creative problem solver who looks to collaborate with the Design and Engineering teams to create high-fidelity prototypes, proofs-of-concept, and MVPs for web, mobile, and OTT, in addition to crafting libraries and architectures supporting a Platform approach to design across our Consumer and Enterprise portfolios.

We expect a Senior UX Engineer to work on multiple projects simultaneously, both from the ground up and optimizing existing solutions, with in-depth knowledge about the latest design trends and technologies.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Design and develop high fidelity prototypes for responsive web applications

  • Execute artistic design and layout solutions

  • Design, architect and build libraries supporting a Platform approach to design across Consumer and Enterprise, leveraging existing Design Systems

  • Leverage or develop icon sets, color schemes and visual design where needed

  • Work with design and technical partners to assess needs and advise on solutions

  • Provide design knowledge and technical expertise across the proof-of-concept lifecycle

  • Identify and execute opportunities for end-user testing and feedback in partnership with UX Research

  • Present prototype progress and ideas to partners and stakeholders


As an applicant to this role, we ask that your portfolio demonstrates:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant industry experiences

  • Experience crafting high quality experiences for web

  • Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript

  • Expert understanding of user-centered design principles and best practices

  • Expert understanding of adaptive, responsive, and fluid UI layout concepts

  • Expert in knowledge in UI Development best practices

  • Experience creating and leveraging design systems and component libraries

  • Experience with React or other Javascript frameworks

  • Knowledge and experience working with design tools including Figma, Sketch, and Adobe CS

  • Self-motivated, problem solver with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Hungry for innovation, eager to challenge the status quo

The hiring range for this remote position is $131,000 to $182,100 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.


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 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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