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Software Engineer, Backend

Job ID 441128BR Location Glendale, California, United States Job Posting Company Disney Interactive Job Posting Area Disney Interactive Date posted 04/11/2017
DCPI Labs is looking for an experienced and motivated backend developer with an interest in working on platforms and APIs used across Disney. You'll work with a small, fast moving team designing, building and leading the development of applications.

DCPI Labs is tasked with creating new products that leverage cutting edge technologies and popular digital platforms to benefit Disney's vast portfolio of businesses.


  • Designing and developing server software and internal tools
  • Leading technical discussions related to software development
  • Working closely with iOS, android, and web developers to develop backend services that meet their needs
  • Identify libraries and technologies worth experimentation
  • Work with the Labs team to create tools to make app development more efficient
  • Analyze the technical feasibility of product features and help guide development from a technical perspective

Basic Qualifications

  • 3 years or more experience in Python, with additional experience in other programming languages
  • Participated in the development and release of at least one platform
  • Experience in maintaining REST APIs in production
  • Familiarity with production operational environments, with a good understanding of operational safety
  • Understanding and experience querying against relational databases
  • Understanding and experience writing unit tests.Experience developing on Google App Engine or similar PaaS architectures

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with CMS
  • Ability to build basic web apps and HTML interfaces using tools like jQuery and Twitter Bootstrap
  • An active user on Github
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience working with in a SCRUM agile environment
  • Displays passion for learning about new technologies in their spare time.Experience with the Django framework

Company Overview

DCPI is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Licensing, Retail, Games and Apps, and Content. The combined segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

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