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Software Engineer- New Product Development

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10015965 Location Glendale, California, United States Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Sep. 19, 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:


As a Software Engineer on The Walt Disney Company Digital Experiences, New Product Development team you will function as a "creative technologist," assisting with the full lifecycle of new product and experience development, from prototyping to project handoff. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Software Engineering, you will work with the Disney team to conceive, design, develop, and test prototypes based on latest technologies, to guide the evolution of the business worldwide. You are not just an excellent engineer, but also a passionate follower of new technology and new ideas. You're creative, an enthusiastic prototyper, insatiably curious, and collaborative. You succeed in the open-ended exploration of how to apply new technologies in playful and interesting ways.

You have a variety of technical skills. You have experience developing for mobile and Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality (AR/VR) platforms using native tools and/or Unity 3D; and experience with web3 technologies and some front-end web3 development in React or Vue. Foundational competence combined with curiosity and a willingness to learn is more important than deep experience in one specific technology, given the broad array of technologies we use and experiment with. In addition to technical skills, you enjoy constantly coming up with new ideas to try, and you’re not afraid to tinker with prototypes and experiments. You are comfortable operating in complex environments. You should communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, to business sponsors and partners, technical resources, and executives, in clear concise language that is effective for each respective group.

Projects on this team flow through an innovation pipeline that begins with blue sky brainstorming and then flows through early prototyping, validation, iteration and refinement, and finally either handoff or further development as fits the project. Experience with agile development is a plus. You will also present your work and projects to teams throughout the organization and for executive reviews.

You Will:

  • Be involved in the process of ideating, prototyping, and iterating new digital product ideas in mobile, AR, VR, web3, and other new platforms

  • Stay up-to-date on latest trends in the technology and startup sectors, to identify early opportunities, technologies, and ideas for breakout new products and experiences

  • Partner with the Digital Experiences creative and product teams to brainstorm new product ideas and features; prototype new internal ideas or concepts from our third-party partners; and advise regarding technical feasibility for new product concepts

  • Help develop tech trend reports and presentations to other teams and senior leadership, to help us stay up-to-speed on market developments

  • Be the technical contact with our third-party licensing and development partners, on an as-needed basis, as projects move into the full product development phase.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Computer Science, or related Engineering degree

  • 3+ years of experience in a software engineering or equivalently technical role, with a focus on mobile, AR/VR, or modern front-end web technologies such as React or Vue

  • Experience with creative product design, UI/UX design, or other technical/creative "hybrid" experience

  • Rapidly build functional prototypes in Unity, React, Vue, native mobile, or other equivalent technology

Required Education

Bachelor of Computer Science, or related Engineering degree

Additional Information:

This role is located in Glendale, CA





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About Disney Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

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 Publishing Worldwide, which is part of a business we call Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

Disney Publishing Worldwide 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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