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Sr. Software Engineer in Test

Apply NowApply Later NOTE: We have a new application system, please create a new account if you have not done so yet when applying. Job ID 7119695820220425 Location Glendale, California, United States Business Disney General Entertainment Content Date posted Jul. 28, 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 (DTVA) 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 Senior Software Engineer in Test. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and supporting solutions across the various Disney Television Animation: Productions and Development.

General Responsibilities:

The Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (Sr. SDET / SSDET) is the bridge between end users and the software developers. The SSDET’s core responsibilities are to automate detection of bugs / flaws in both frontend and backend software solutions before the end user is involved. Once the SSDET documents and demonstrates suspected software problems to management and the software engineering teams, the software is revised and retested in cycles until approved for release to end users.

A high-level breakdown of the SSDET position’s responsibilities are as follows:

  • Work closely with the Web Based Software Development team to understand the complex application needs for Disney Television Animation.
  • Write automated test for a suite of full-stack web applications using the Cypress framework.
  • Incorporate automated tests with web application GitLab CI/CD Pipelines.
  • Provide support during the process of new code releases.
  • Estimate/measure web application performance and help to define SLAs, providing feedback for potential optimization and fine-tuning.
  • Provide high-level support for developed solutions, working with end users and the development team for feedback and troubleshooting in order to ensure software solutions meet expectations.
  • Documentation of QA Automation procedures / workflow and software issues.
  • Proactively research and evaluate new technologies, recommending and championing new solutions and best practices for the QA Automation pipeline.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of professional automated software testing experience
  • Experience writing automated tests with JavaScript and Cypress, or other similar testing frameworks, such as TestCafe, MochaJS, JEST, etc.
  • Experience with Docker and Git workflows
  • Knowledge of Design Patterns for Enterprise 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 Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of the television/animation business

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s or Advanced degree in a technical discipline



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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