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Sr Software Engineer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10058995 Location Orlando, Florida, United States Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Feb. 06, 2024

Job Summary:

We are the "one-stop shop" for external clients approved to sell the magical Disney products. Our team focuses on delivering outstanding Application Programming Interfaces – API, that allows third party companies sell the magical Disney products such as Resort Accommodation, Theme Park Tickets and our world-class Dining experience across our Walt Disney World and Disneyland facilities.

We are responsible for the end-to-end digital experience for all clients and we always stay one step ahead with innovations and pioneer many initiatives in the Travel Trade industry! This role sits in the Digital Travel Trade and eCommerce Parks and Commercial Systems. It works closely with a diverse team of engineers and service owners from across the company.

The Sr Software Engineer will report to the Manager-Technology.


  • Executes assigned component level software development and fixes using new or existing technologies.
  • Participates in developing specifications for assigned components, projects, and fixes.
  • Providing technical direction and evaluating the quality of deliverables from vendors.
  • Leading development programs and teams where a project comprises of many components from ideation through implementation.
  • Ability to communicate to both technical and business users and the ability to gracefully handle passionate conversations.
  • Overseeing, influencing and mentoring collaborative project teams, inclusive of on-shore and off-shore development resources, key clients, and other technical groups in the organization
  • Leading team members in the delivery of technology solutions which meet business delivery expectations, maintain portfolio currency, and integrate best engineering practices.
  • Working closely with technical and non-technical leaders to strategize on delivery approach and dependency management.
  • Participating in the design process of new features and enhancements to the software platform.
  • Strong practice of agile development in a collaborative, dynamic team environment.
  • Highly flexible to quickly changing business needs and adoption of new technologies.
  • Ability to create and follow programming and style guidelines to maintain high-quality, secure code.
  • Ability to create and maintain documentation, procedures, and work instructions for development or operations team.
  • Overseeing the diagnosis of issues, evaluating and recommending the best resolution plan and executing against that plan.
  • Working closely with the Quality Engineers, Project Management and Business teams on solution implementation.
  • Adhering to technical development processes, standard and software engineering best practices.
  • Perform code reviews on regular basis and setup best practices.
  • Ensuring a process orientation across the technical/project team, being able to develop, implement and improve processes.
  • Working independently and delivering on agreed upon timelines.
  • Responsible for Release Management, Service Management and build configuration in highly integrated environment while using DevOps tools like Jenkins, Rundeck, API gateways, AppDynamics and Splunk.
  • Experience building dashboards and with an understanding of logging best practices, log aggregation with tools such as Splunk.
  • Maintain excellent knowledge of methodologies to create alerts, dashboards, proactive monitoring to support sustainment teams.

Skills, Knowledge, Experience, Education, Licensure and Certifications


  • A minimum of 5 years of software development experience
  • ·Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience
    Experience collecting, reviewing and updating requirements and/or user stories.
  • Experience writing technical documentation and providing engineering deliverables.
  • Providing technical leadership, able to inspire and coach other technical members to perform at their highest potential.
  • Experience with SCRUM and other Agile development practices.
  • Experience with progressively related experience in design, development, testing, and implementation of highly scalable, high-volume software systems and components, applications, and major SaaS solutions


  • Java
  • UML
  • AWS – Lambda, SQS, S3, API Gateway, CloudWatch
  • Web Services (SOAP & REST)
  • CS Fundamentals
  • Development Tools
  • JSON
  • Software Performance Optimization (memory, CPU, scaling, etc...)
  • Message Queues
  • XML DTDs
  • HTTP Protocol
  • NoSQL (e.g., Elastic Search, GraphQL)
  • JavaScript frameworks (e.g., NodeJS)
  • Driving technology roadmaps


  • Working knowledge of micro-services
  • RESTful Web Services or APIs using Spring boot, Spring Cloud Function, JPA, JAXB  
  • Database Design
  • SQL
  • Progressively related experience in design, development, and implementation of highly scalable, high-volume software systems and components
  • Experience with event driven architecture, including technologies such as JMS, IBM WebSphere MQ Series RabbitMQ, Kafka, and similar solutions.
  • CSS
  • Strong knowledge of unit testing, behavioral testing and continuous integration such as Junit, JBehave, Component test cases.
  • Working knowledge of object-oriented programming with an understanding of design principles
  • Ruby, Python, PHP, JSP, ASP or other scripting languages
  • PHP/ Zend Framework development skills, among mainstream programming languages, with a proven record of creating commercial quality software solutions.
  • Experience with software performance optimization using with VisualVM, Parasoft, YourKit
  • Experience with ElasticSearch, EhCache, JCS Cache, Hazelcast, and Redis cache frameworks.
  • Experience in dynamic development technologies using Java, Angular and relational databases.
  • Experience with source control and build deploy tools such as Git, Git Prime, Sonar Jenkins, Maven, CICD.
  • Experience with Couch-base No SQL Databases. MySQL and Oracle, Maria relational Databases.
  • Experience with SCRUM and other agile development practices
  • Monitoring tools like App Dynamics, New Relic, Splunk, Site Scope.


  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. The position requires frequent communication with senior.
  • Proven ability to work with all members of an extended and diverse project team.
  • Must be detail-oriented, self-organized, be committed to quality and be capable of tracking multiple issues simultaneously.
  • Candidate must have mentoring and guidance skills to provide oversight and direction to contractors and internal members
  • Ability to handle virtual teams and work with resources in multiple sites (onsite, offshore, near shore)
  • Excellent time management skills

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Disney 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, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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