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Lead Software Engineer

Orlando, Florida, United States / Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States

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Job ID 890954BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States / Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Dec. 13, 2021

Job Summary:

JOB SUMMARY: “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 where you are in the stage of your career, being part of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP) 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.


  • Owns and leads large development projects and teams where a project comprises multiple components; oversees project teams as required.
  • Leads the development of highly innovative, large, software solutions that meet specifications and significantly impact future developments.
  • Conceives and leads the execution of major software development projects and major fixes using new or existing technologies.
  • Leads the development of specifications for major software development projects.
  • Reviews or writes code
  • Leads programming and testing and debugging of major software development projects.
  • Creates protocols, documentation and tools for the installation and maintenance of major software projects.
  • Conceives and sets the design and direction for major software development projects.
  • Leads the design of components of major software development projects, developing specifications for each.
  • Designs, develops, manages, creates and maintains the technical components and templates for front end web pages for client sites
  • Strong understanding of the front-end technology stack; able to code against front-end and lead end-to-end troubleshooting.
  • Interacts and coordinates deliverables with other technical groups in the organization.
  • Executes assigned component level projects using new or existing technologies.
  • Designs and develops specifications for assigned projects.
  • Reviews or troubleshoots and performs testing.
  • Participates in conceiving and setting the direction for development projects.
  • Influences the work of team members, other teams, and assigned projects through decisions and actions.
  • Designs the component tasks of assigned projects, developing specifications for each.
  • Serves as a high-level technical resource and “go-to” person for less experienced developers and leadership, providing technical guidance and oversight.
  • Recommends improvements to processes, technology, and interfaces that improve the effectiveness of the team.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ plus 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
  • Two to four years of project lead experience.
  • Scrum Master Certification
  • ITIL Certification
  • Deep understanding of design patterns and modern, highly scalable application development
  • Advanced experience with Java 8+, JavaScript, XMLs, Json Messaging,Cloud infrastructures
  • Advanced experience in Object-Oriented design principles, patterns, and coding best practices
  • Advanced experience building use case driven software with Agile Software Development and Test Driven Development methodologies
  • Advanced experience with database applications (eg. Dynamo Db, etc), NoSQL, mobile applications (eg. iOS, Android, etc), and data manipulation tools (eg. Python, etc) is a plus
  • Software Performance Optimization (memory, CPU, scaling, etc...)
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be highly flexible to quickly changing business needs and new technologies
  • Ability to follow existing programming and style guidelines to maintain consistent quality of code
  • Ability to contribute to test automation as part of code regression and testing
  • Ability to create and maintain documentation, procedures, and working instructions for the operations team
  • Ability to lead improvement of software development processes, protocols and procedures
  • Ability to proactively reassess business needs and make suggestions to meet those needs
  • Ability to apply vision, creativity, and proactive solutions to exceptionally complex issues
  • Ability to lead programming, testing and debugging of major projects
  • Ability to conceive and set the direction for major development projects
  • Ability to lead projects and oversee teams
  • Ability to train, mentor, and review the work of less experienced members of the team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 8+ years of design, architecture and development experience in a highly scalable, high-volume software components, and/or client-facing web applications
  • 2-4 years leading Software Engineering teams and projects

Required Education

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

About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

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 Walt Disney Attractions Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

Walt Disney Attractions 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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