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Sr Software Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10030742 Location Orlando, Florida, United States / Burbank, California, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 10, 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:

At Disney, we’re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies, and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences.

The Enterprise Technology mission is to deliver technology solutions that align to business strategies while enabling enterprise efficiency and promoting cross-company collaborative innovation. The Enterprise Technology organization drives competitive advantage by enhancing our consumer experiences, enabling business growth, and advancing operational excellence. Enterprise Technology is guided by the principles of being service focused and collaborative, being biased for action and innovation, and being efficient through leverage of TWDC (The Walt Disney Company) scale and through continuous improvement.

The Data Platforms & Engineering group is part of the Enterprise Technology organization. We are responsible for developing and managing the data platforms, data integrations and reporting and analytics solutions for The Walt Disney Company’s enterprise business data.

You will be working in a complex, challenging, fast-paced and rewarding environment, with other like-minded peers who are solutions and results oriented, and who enjoy collaboration.

The Senior Software Engineer is a key engineering role in the Enterprise Technology organization, responsible for leading the design and development of a highly scalable and secure enterprise data solutions. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will use your deep coding, DevOps, and data skills to design, develop and test code that delivers new features and functionalities for our data platforms.


  • Develop product specifications with attention to business requirements, system integrations, consistency, and reusability
  • Work closely with other Software Engineers, Systems Engineers, Business Architects, Product Owners, Project Management, and other technical and business stakeholders to understand the data, convert the requirements into functional and technical specifications and to plan, design, prototype, develop, test, deploy and support existing and new efficient solutions
  • Deliverables are typically large or highly complex software programs and systems
  • Has in depth knowledge of current programming language and technologies, writes code, completes programming, and may perform testing and debugging of solutions
  • Responsible for data engineering, data integration, and data modeling
  • Developing highly scalable, flexible, cost-effective, and secure enterprise data solutions
  • Design and developing data models for major data platforms (data warehouses, data lakes, master data management systems)
  • Work with Business Architects, Data Architects, and business stakeholders to understand the data, reporting and analytics needs of the business and convert the requirements into functional and technical specifications

Skills & Key Attributes

  • Technical proficiency with one or more of: Python, NodeJS, Java, Go
  • Experience with Software Design and development in a Cloud environment (Amazon Web Services / Azure)
  • Good understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Strong background working with open-source technologies and cloud native engineering principles and patterns
  • Expertise in data modeling and performance optimization for major data platform technologies such as SAP HANA
  • Expertise with the full lifecycle of application development, including best practices of unit testing, code reviews, documentation
  • Expertise in cloud-based data platforms and working with cloud providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure
  • Demonstrate considerable experience working with relational databases and expertise in SQL languages
  • Expertise in ETL and data integration
  • Expertise in all aspects of data management and design: data governance, data mastering, meta-data management, data taxonomies and ontologies
  • Preferred experience with API creation and consumption
  • Excellent technical problem solving and data analysis skills; Strong communication and presentation skills. Ability to communicate well to both technical and business audiences
  • Be an authentic and collaborative team player who takes pride in their work and strives to continuously improve
  • Have excellent communication skills with strong personal integrity and the ability to work with diverse cultures and personalities and earn respect at all levels of the organization
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies
  • Can effectively articulate complex ideas and influence others through well-reasoned explanations


  • 5+ years of software development experience preferred
  • 7+ year’s of data engineering experience
  • Experience in data engineering, ETL, data integration and data modeling with data-warehouses such as SAP HANA, BW/4 HANA, Snowflake
  • Experience developing data solutions in cloud platforms
  • Experience with programming languages (e.g., Java, Python, JavaScript, etc.)
  • Experience with BI tools such as Tableau, Power BI, Cognos, SAP Analytics Cloud preferred
  • Experience with data science, AI/ML and predictive modeling preferred
  • Experience with Finance and HR business domains preferred
  • Preferred experience working with SAP ECC and SAP S/4 HANA
  • Experience working in matrixed project teams including architects, developers, operations, PMs, business analysts, and vendor partners
  • Proven ability to build and motivate a team to achieve well-communicated expectations
  • Experience with Security and Compliance
  • Proven track record of execution--driving results and meeting project commitments

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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 Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. 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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