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Sr Software Engineer

Lake Buena Vista, FL - US

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Job ID 669945BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted 11/06/2019

Job Summary:

Be a part of the story with the Guest Experience Technologies team where you will contribute to delivering applications that power the frontlines for our Cast Members who assist with the Guest Experience.
The Back End Senior Software Engineer will have an extensive background in software engineering with excellent solution design skills. The Senior Software Engineer must have the ability to communicate effectively with software engineering teams at a technical level and effectively communicate with non-technical team members to ensure everyone has a complete and accurate understanding of solutions being developed. The Senior Software Engineer must have the ability to document processes, procedures, and best practices for the supported platforms and have the ability to filter and facilitate prioritization with stakeholders.
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.


  • 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.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience developing custom applications.
  • Experience working and communicating with vendors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate effectively with diverse audience in a technical and non-technical manner.
  • Strong understanding of multiple development methodologies including Agile.
  • Ability to develop epics and stories in Jira or similar tools.
  • Perform as first point contact for team to filter issues and prioritize future enhancements.
  • Strong understanding of product management with focus on technology platforms and developing roadmaps for technology offerings.
  • Recommends improvements to processes, technology, and interfaces that improve the effectiveness of the team.
  • Experience in organization running fully automated, end-to-end CI/CD processes.
  • Strong understanding of software engineering and developing applications with a sense of forward and backward compatibility being considered in designs.
  • Experience building dashboards and with a understanding of logging best practices, log aggregation with tools such as Splunk.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • Java 8
  • Hibernate
  • SQL
  • REST Framework
  • Spring/Spring Boot
  • Docker
  • Tomcat
  • GIT Hub
  • Eclipse or IntelliJ
  • CI/CD

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with tools such as Confluence and Jira
  • SCRUM/Agile Certification
  • AWS Experience
  • Rabbit MQ
  • Data Migration
  • Full Stack is a plus

Required Education

  • Four-year college degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field or relevant work experience

Preferred Education

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.

About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The 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 segment 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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