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Sr Software Engineer

Job ID 453736BR Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States; Orlando, Florida, United States Job Posting Company Disney Parks & Resorts Job Posting Area Disney Parks & Resorts Date posted 05/19/2017
The Senior Software Engineer applies practical knowledge of development and engineering to conceive, design,
develop, test, and implement software fixes, enhancements, components, and/or new software systems and applications of moderate to high complexity. The Senior Software Engineer owns design and development, and drives development of components through his/her own’ and subordinate engineers’ work. The Senior Engineer provides technical guidance and acts as a point of escalation and technical expert. The Senior Software Engineer designs and develops highly scalable software systems and applications.


  • Serves as a high level technical resource and “go-to” person for less experienced developers, providing technical guidance and oversight
  • Leader of peers within a team of Software Engineers to help drive Sprint goals
  • Mentors technical resources on design and development of Product backlog items (software fixes, enhancements, components, and/or new software systems and applications)
  • Mentors Sprint team resources on defined agile methodologies to help protect team from crashing sprint and/or adjust priorities as needed
  • Mentors Sprint team on technical solutions that meet specifications and that impact sprint goals
  • Escalates issues to management as appropriate
  • Estimate efforts for assigned projects anticipating interactions across more than one Technology team
  • Executes assigned component level software development projects and major fixes using new or existing technologies
  • Lead and participate in code reviews
  • Provide technical feedback and make recommendations to project delivery teams on improving product sustainability
  • Mentors team to ensure software documentation is current
  • Interacts and coordinates deliverables with other technical groups in the organization
  • Executes assigned component level projects using new or existing technologies
  • Mentors designs specifications for Sprint features and future projects
  • Reviews or troubleshoots engineering testing
  • Participates in conceiving and setting the architectural direction for development projects
  • Leader of peers in problem analysis and issue resolution
  • Assists and/or drive team to resolve critical production issues
  • Adept at the identification and resolution of application development issues
  • Recommends improvements to processes, technology, and interfaces that improve the effectiveness of the team
  • Takes actions to prevent application development issues
  • In depth knowledge of application development concepts, designs, and architectures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Five to eight years of progressively related experience in design, development, and implementation of highly scalable, high-volume software systems and components, client-facing web applications, and major Internet-oriented applications and systems
  • Significant knowledge/experience in relevant technologies and processes, such as:
    • Java (JDK 1.7, 1.8) – 6+ years
    • Maven (2.x+)
    • Spring (3.x+)
    • Angular/Node JS
    • Service Oriented Architecture
    • Building RESTful (JSON) services (CXF, JAX-RS)
    • Consuming RESTful services, SOAP services
    • Tomcat
    • Log4j 2.0
    • Jackson
    • Membase/ Couchbase/ Redis
    • Database design, SQL, JDBC, transaction handling
    • SCRUM/ Agile
    • MQ Series
    • CI, Build Automation
    • Jmeter scripting
    • Hystrix
    • Mongo DB, mySQL, Oracle
    • Load and performance testing and tuning

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with ServiceNow and Jira Software
  • Familiar with ITIL best practices for service design, transition and operations
  • Splunk and App Dynamics experience or similar performance monitoring tools
  • Experience implementing applications using Amazon Web Services.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar field or related work experience.

Company Overview

“We make magic.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!

The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological 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 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. Bring your individual talents here and discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

“It takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt was on to something when he said that, and it continues to ring true today. No matter the stage in your career, being a part of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts means being a part of a team where you help bring innovation to life through unsurpassed products, services and most importantly remarkable experiences. As a Cast Member you are the steward and connection to our legacy and the backbone of our thriving innovations. Join our team and watch your dreams come true.

Additional Information

This position is with the legal entity of Walt Disney Attractions Technology LLC, an equal opportunity employer.

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