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Lead Software Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 981969BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States / Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Jun. 02, 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:

“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.

We seek any forward-thinking individuals who are passionate about delivering a quality product, and enjoy working closely with business partners on both strategic and tactical challenges. Candidate should have good verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work independently as a self-starter, utilize good time management skills, and function well within a diverse team.


  • Design, build and maintain APIs and services for internal and external-facing applications
  • Champion high-quality code with corresponding test coverage
  • Participate in regular code reviews and engage in constructive discussions
  • Participate in Design sessions across different teams
  • Design and develop small to medium sized applications using cloud enabled solutions (AWS)
  • Deliver resilient, robust, and durable solutions, contributing to the ongoing improvement of our systems
  • Participate in an on-call rotation to ensure stellar uptime for our customers
  • Deliver highly scalable and fault tolerant solutions.
  • Mentor junior engineers on the team

Basic Qualifications:

  • Deep understanding of design patterns and modern, highly scalable application development
  • Advanced experience with MicroServices, Restful API’s, Cloud computing
  • 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
  • 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 trains, mentor, and review the work of less experienced members of the team
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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

Required Education

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering Field (or equivalent education and experience)

About Disney 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 Disney Parks Technology Services Co., LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

Disney Parks Technology Services Co., 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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