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Lead Software Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7106865020211010 Location Seattle, Washington, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Aug. 02, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company's Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is a global business segment for The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) with the mission of providing consumers around the world access to the content they want most, on the latest platforms, at a time of rapidly evolving consumer habits. Combining the Company's direct-to-consumer streaming services – ESPN+, Disney+, and its ownership stake in Hulu -- alongside Disney's international media businesses, DMED aligns cutting-edge technology with world-class content and beloved brands to expand the Company's global footprint and deliver highly-personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world.

The Consumer Identity Services (CIS) team provides critical consumer facing access and identification services across TWDC business units. Nearly every digital consumer experience across the company relies on CIS for mission critical business operations, including booking Disney Parks and Resort vacations, playing ESPN Fantasy Football, buying  products from Shop Disney and many more. These identity services are responsible for over 300 million guest and fan accounts, and billions of transactions per year. As part of the team, you will be tackling cutting edge issues that come with cloud-based infrastructures, platform resiliency requirements, security, and data migrations at scale.

Our team:

  • Collaborative and dynamic

  • Embrace agile practices

  • Full stack teams

  • Continuous Integration and automated testing

  • Frequent working software demos


  • Work as a key contributor to implement new features

  • Partner as an individual contributor on a scrum team

  • Plan with business analysts and product owners to determine acceptance criteria and tests

  • Drive system troubleshooting, debugging, and analysis

  • Share technical opinions and guidance

  • Participate in stand-ups and other sprint meetings

  • Help design end-to-end solutions

  • Document changes and new features

  • Plan sprints with the team

  • Deliver code with thorough automated testing

  • Integrate to the world and verify releases

  • Enhance existing services

  • Refine in code reviews

  • Help monitor and support apps and services in production

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ years software development experience

  • 3+ years experience hands on with Java (or Scala) back-end based systems

  • 3+ years experience hands on with single page apps or progressive web apps

  • 1+ years experience with automated end-to-end testing across various browsers and mobile devices

  • 1+ years experience with react front-end development

  • 1+ years experience overseeing successful delivery on multi-engineer projects

  • experience with the OpenID standard 

  • experience with consumer facing identity systems

  • experience authoring test automation in both java and/or javascript

  • experience with continuous integration and continuous delivery

  • experience designing for highly visited sites with complex caching

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with some of the following...

Required Education:

BS in Computer Science (or similar degree)

Additional Information:

Primary team is based in Seattle, WA. Working in pacific time zone required, US remote workers possible.


Additional Information:


About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

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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