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Senior Software Engineer, Solutions Architecture

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10001892 Location New York, New York, United States / Santa Monica, California, United States / San Francisco, California, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Aug. 08, 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:

Disney Streaming is an industry leader in providing over-the-top content solutions, including Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu, and Star+. We deliver live and on-demand content to consumers with innovative features and best-in-class reliability.

As a member of the Solutions Architecture team, you will coordinate with engineering leaders from various disciplines (client applications, commerce, content engineering, infrastructure, data/information, core services) to define the most effective solutions to business problems. Responsibilities include designing, developing, and disseminating technical strategy across front and back end engineering teams. You’ll need to have an inherent desire to quickly deep-dive on engineering and business use cases with the ability to provide multiple solutions, weighing both the value created and effort required by the decisions you will make. The ideal candidate should have full-stack experience in web, mobile, and Living Room devices, and possess technical knowledge and skills that are broad and deep.


  • Develop a robust framework of APIs to empower dozens of engineers to develop and test feature integrations across all application classes

  • Interface with product and backend services to develop creative solutions to complex problems

  • Rapidly address production issues, and clearly articulate the impacts and solutions

  • Proactively collaborate with peers on technical proposals, architecture, and documentation including writing technical proposals and integration specifications

  • Design solutions to problems that teams are experiencing or have yet to experience

  • Champion cross-team projects across various architecture disciplines in software development and perspectives in product development

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience developing client applications

  • Expertise in full-stack web-based applications including JavaScript, CSS, and both client and server-side technologies including: Node.js, Express.js, and ReactJS

  • Experience developing APIs including both GraphQL and OpenAPI Specification

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years leading API architecture

  • Experience with:

    • Postman or Paw

    • Charles, Fiddler, or mitmproxy

    • Documentation tools and platforms like Plantuml, Vuepress, ReDoc

    • AWS including s3, ElastiCache, CloudWatch

    • Additional plus for experience with Kotlin, Swift, Scala, Redis, Postgres

  • Ability to deliver through ambiguity

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

  • Ability to conceptualize and communicate innovative ideas to improve efficiencies across the development lifecycle

  • Strong leadership, communication, facilitation and presentation skills, with a desire to proactively share knowledge with others

  • Strong ability to influence without authority

Required Education

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or relevant industry experience

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC 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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