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Front End Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA - US

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Job ID 763442BR Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Aug. 05, 2020

Job Summary:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment (DTCI) is a global, multiplatform media, technology and distribution organization for high-quality content created by Disney’s Studio Entertainment and Media Networks groups.

DTCI includes Disney’s international media operations and the Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service, the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu, and the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN. BAMTECH Media, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney-branded streaming platforms, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company as part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment.

Disney Streaming Services is an industry leader in providing over-the-top content solutions, including Disney+ and ESPN+. We strive to deliver live and on-demand content to consumers with innovative features and best in class reliability. The Partner Portal team builds the platform and applications to help customers resolve issues as they try to stream or sign up for Disney+ across set top boxes and across API services. We do this by providing self service capabilities as well as by enabling customers to call or chat with agents in our call centers worldwide. This team works to establish a cloud based framework for customer interaction, support and execution worldwide.

We are looking for an experienced Front End Software Engineer that can partner with product managers, project managers, developers and product designers, across the Product and Customer Service organizations to deliver the best end-to-end customer experience: whether it is improving handling user issues in the TV app, enhancing the online Partner Portal, suggesting smart resolutions, and innovating the tools that customer’s use to certify and deploy the Disney suite of apps for OTT delivery.

Responsibilities:

Your success depends upon:
  • Your passion about product development, self-driven, highly motivated and you enjoy the independence of managing projects on your own
  • Your care about the customer experience and have experience building consumer facing applications
  • Your ability to be collaborative and enjoy working cross-functionally with other engineers, product managers, and designers
  • Diligence, thoughtful, and have great oral and written communication skills
  • Making wise choices and take smart risks when dealing with ambiguous requirements
  • Proactivity and ability to move fast or pivot to meet the changing needs of the product
  • Curiosity about emerging technologies and can quickly evaluate and adapt to new technologies
  • Enjoying problem solving and can use everything from big-data to command line tools to help you identify and fix issues
Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:
  • The Partner API Integration Solution Architect will work with partner providers on project timelines to assist them with creating and testing their partner API (RESTful web API) implementations.
  • Manage the customer relationship during the integration project period
  • Develop documentation and samples
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the larger partner ecosystem

Basic Qualifications:

  • Customer-facing experience required.
  • 2-3 years of web development experience required
  • REST web API experience strongly preferred
  • Solutions engineering or sales engineering experience preferred
  • Experience building consumer-facing single-page applications in JavaScript
  • Experience developing rich, interactive and well-performing user interfaces using frameworks like React, Angular, Vue
  • Experience building services using REST, GraphQL & WebSockets
  • Working knowledge of dependency injection frameworks like Spring
  • Practical knowledge and relevant experience deploying web services layers in cloud infrastructure
  • Solid expertise in building highly scalable, distributed, loosely coupled systems
  • Deep knowledge of concurrency, resiliency, and caching
  • Experience running microservices in leading cloud infrastructure like AWS with appropriate operational insights
  • Expertise in object oriented programming, data structures, algorithms and design patterns
  • Experience writing unit tests in JavaScript
  • Domain knowledge/passion in the Customer Focused software deployments
  • Experience with A/B Testing
  • Experience developing services using Apollo GraphQL platform
  • Experience developing applications with WebSocket

Required Education

  • BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience required.

About Disney Streaming Services:

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. We serve consumers by bringing the world’s most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

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 Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

Disney Streaming 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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