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Senior Software Engineer

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

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Job ID 919172BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States / Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Jan. 24, 2022

Job Summary:

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Owns the design and development of software fixes, enhancements, components, and/or new software systems and applications.
  • Drives development of components through own and subordinate engineers' work.
  • Develops technical solutions that meet specifications and that impact future developments.
  • Executes assigned component level software development projects and major fixes using new or existing technologies.
  • Develops specifications for assigned components, projects or fixes.
  • Reviews or writes code.
  • Leads programming, testing and debugging of applications or fixes to existing applications.
  • Creates protocols, documentation and tools for installation and maintenance.
  • Participates in setting the architectural direction for software development projects.
  • Designs specific components for assigned projects, developing specifications for each.
  • Designs, develops, manages, creates and maintains technical components and templates.
  • Able to code against front-end technology stack 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 architectural direction for development projects.
  • 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, providing technical guidance and oversight.
  • Leads team members in problem analysis and issue resolution.
  • Recommends improvements to processes, technology, and interfaces that improve the effectiveness of the team.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar field or related work experience.
  • 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.
  • Scrum Master Certification.
  • ITIL Certification.

Significant knowledge/experience in relevant technologies, such as:
  • CS Fundamentals
  • Development Tools
  • Java/JavaScript
  • SQL
  • XML DTDs
  • JSON Messaging
  • Database Design
  • HTTP Protocol
  • Web Services (SOAP & REST)
  • HTML/XHTML/DHTML
  • CSS
  • Ruby, Python, PHP, JSP, ASP or other scripting languages
  • Flash and other interactive technologies
  • Software Performance Optimization (memory, CPU, scaling, etc...)

Required Education

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

About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

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 Walt Disney World Resort.

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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