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Technical Lead Software Engineer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10083256 Location Greater Manchester, United Kingdom Business Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology Date posted Apr. 02, 2024

Job Summary:

At The Walt Disney Company we’re responsible for building what aims to be the largest media streaming platform in the world, serving not just Disney+, but ESPN+, Star+, and Hulu. We foster innovation, we challenge each other, and we put our users before all else: connecting them with the stories they love.

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, high-performing, rewarding culture. If this sounds like something for you, read on!

Job Summary

Work within one of Disney’s service engineering teams, supporting a variety of backend API services that directly support the Disney+ platform as part of the Growth and Commerce organisation.        Contribute to dynamic, autonomous and self-motivated software teams that own the full development, delivery and operational support responsibilities of critical global services.

Our engineering teams are advocates of functional programming, so you can expect to join a team that’s applying principles from FP to build these services: using Scala, Cats, ZIO, http4s, FS2, and Cats Effect.

The Opportunity & Responsibilities: 

  • Be part of an Agile team building the world's fastest growing media streaming platform
  • Contribute to an inclusive culture that values learning & development, close collaboration between team members, and strives for excellence
  • Leverage, learn and apply cutting edge technologies on challenging and varied business domains
  • Develop your technical understanding to support and build your career
  • Have the opportunity to contribute to our open source or blog communities
  • Apply principled engineering practices including unit testing, integration testing, and continuous integration
  • Lead a significant part of the implementation, design, testing, and deployment of services within your team
  • Act as a mentor and an example to others in your team and across the organisation

The Experience We Require From You: 

  • 7+ years engineering experience
  • Demonstrable understanding of high-quality coding, testing, and development practices
  • Experience working in a “Devops” environment
  • Experience or interest in functional programming and its real-world applications particularly Scala stacks such as Scalaz, Cats Effect and ZIO
  • Experience of designing, building & operating distributed systems with multi-level failover & fallback strategies
  • Experience with Cloud Infrastructure, preferably with AWS
  • Experience building micro/web services - including REST and GraphQL
  • Monitoring and optimising applications, especially those written for the JVM
  • Relational and NoSQL databases, particularly PostgreSQL, Aurora, & DynamoDB with experience modelling & optimising query performance
  • Kinesis or any other streaming data
  • Excellent communication skills, specifically in understanding, framing and simplifying both technical & business requirements
  • Comfort with ambiguity and leading conversations where discordant views are present
  • Experience mentoring and coaching more junior engineers on both technical and soft skills
  • Contributions to the technical community, either through blogs, internal workshops, meetups or conferences

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 

  • Disney+ Subscription 

  • Excellent parental and guardian leave  

  • Employee Resource Groups – WOMEN @ Disney, Disney DIVERSITY, Disney PRIDE, our new disability & neurodiversity focused group - ENABLED, and our Mental Health & Wellbeing Group, TRUST. 

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. 

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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