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Senior Software Engineer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10089257 Location Greater Manchester, United Kingdom Business Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology Date posted Jun. 17, 2024

Job Summary:

At The Walt Disney Company we’re building what aims to be the largest media streaming platform in the world, serving not just Disney+, but also ESPN+ and Hulu. Every day is a moment to make a difference for hundreds of millions of people around the world.

You'll find the teams in Manchester working on high throughput globally distributed systems, covering domains such as Growth & Commerce, Reliability, and Experience & Engagement - which includes our in-house Experimentation platform. We have a mature DevOps culture and collaborate on all areas of the technology stack: including UI, backend services, real time data pipelines, and cloud infrastructure.

Our team members all contribute to a dynamic, inclusive, and self-motivated culture, and are responsible for the full development, delivery, and operational support of critical global services.

We’re looking for people who want to challenge themselves, to grow; people who understand scale and care deeply about reliability. You will be surrounded by colleagues eager to help you succeed and be part of an ambitious, rewarding culture.

What You Will Do

As a Senior Software Engineer, you'll:

  • Be empowered to lead a significant part of the implementation, design, testing, and deployment of services running in a multi-region cloud environment. Ensuring quality and high standards for feature development with practices such as automated testing and code reviews, setting examples for others to follow.

  • Work with the Lead Engineer in partnership with peers from across Product and Project Management to influence roadmap and architectural decisions within your team.

  • Support Agile practices within your squad, actively contributing to ceremonies such as standup and planning.

  • Mentor less experienced engineers within your squad to help them improve their technical abilities and build their profiles within and outside of the organisation.

  • Contribute to an inclusive culture that values learning and development, close collaboration between team members, and strives for excellence.

Things we’re looking for

We don’t expect candidates to be strong in all areas - these are not barriers to entry. Strength in some areas and an appetite to learn and improve is what we’re looking for!

  • Understanding of high-quality coding, testing, and development practices.

  • Experience in a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) language such as: Java, Scala, or Kotlin. Our teams primarily use Scala, but we're happy for you to learn that with us. We follow functional programming principles and use frameworks such as Cats Effect and ZIO.

  • Familiarity designing, building, and operating distributed systems with multi-level failover & fallback strategies.

  • Familiarity with at least one of the following cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Compute (GCP), or Microsoft Azure.

  • Familiarity with Terraform or other infrastructure as code (IaC) tooling.

The interview process:

We view interviewing as a two-way process and take a relaxed, practical approach that reflects how our teams work together daily. This involves reviewing code, pair programming, and solving an architectural problem together. We’ll conclude with a non-technical interview where we’ll both spend time understanding what it will be like working with each other.

The Perks

  • 25 days annual leave

  • Private medical insurance & dental care

  • Free Park Entry: You will have the opportunity to enter any of our parks with your family and friends for free

  • Disney Discounts: you are entitled to discounts on designated Disney products, resort F&B and ticketing

  • Excellent parental and guardian leave

  • Employee Resource Groups – WOMEN @ Disney, Disney DIVERSITY, Disney PRIDE, ENABLED, and our Mental Health & Wellbeing Group, TRUST.

About Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology:

Disney Entertainment and ESPN Technology (DE&E Technology) provides the technological backbone and product development for Disney’s two media business units, while helping to keep the company at the vanguard of innovation – enabling the Company to continuously leverage technology to enhance storytelling and creativity, while delivering scalability, flexibility, and efficiency for its businesses.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 The Walt Disney Company Limited, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology.

The Walt Disney Company Limited is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. 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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