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Software Engineer II

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10049808 Location New York, New York, United States / Town of Bristol, Connecticut, United States / Santa Monica, California, United States / San Francisco, California, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States / Orlando, Florida, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted May 18, 2023

Job Summary:


As a Software Engineer, you will collaborate with engineers, project managers, and product managers to find the best solution for our viewers. Your code is easy to read, well-tested, and applies best practices. Your documentation is clear and concise. You value good-faith collaboration and having excellent relationships with our partner teams. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!


  • Actively participate in daily stand-ups and other scrum ceremonies.
  • Collaborate with team members to design new solutions and drive alignment across partner teams.
  • Participate in the breakdown and estimation of tasks.
  • Communicate with team members on progress.
  • Write code to implement new features or optimize existing services.
  • Test code through various means: unit tests, integration tests, performance tests, etc.
  • Participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation for our tier-1 critical services facing millions of users worldwide.
  • Follow industrial standard processes for service operations regarding CI/CD, monitoring, and investigation of incidents.
  • Perform code reviews for members of the team.

Basic qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years related experience crafting and operating backend services.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Able to design backend architectures.
  • Knowledge of caching technologies.
  • Strong grasp of computer science fundamentals (data structures, algorithms, databases, etc). Strong understanding of design patterns and principles.
  • Knowledge of asynchronous programming.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of object-oriented programming patterns.
  • Knowledge of source control systems and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Knowledge of AGILE/Scrum practices.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of crafting and operating large-scale, high-availability backend services.
  • Demonstrated knowledge crafting and operating JVM services.
  • Experience with messaging technologies (e.g., Kafka, Kinesis, SQS, etc.)
  • Experience with functional programming patterns.
  • Experience operating within a Public Cloud Provider (e.g., AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud)
  • Experience with observability tools for metrics, logging, and monitoring (e.g., Datadog, Splunk, Grafana)

The hiring range for this position is $107,256 to $165,440 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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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