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Software Engineering Manager

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10047513 Location Seattle, Washington, United States / Burbank, California, United States / Orlando, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted May 09, 2023

Job Summary:

Here at Disney, our Enterprise Technology area is seeking a versatile and motivated Software Engineering Manager to lead a team of developers building product APIs. The successful candidate will help cultivate an environment where people can do their best work through strategic thinking, mentorship, and career advocacy! You will own the delivery and quality of our commitments to our customers, and collaborate across Disney to ensure appropriate prioritization. You should have a passion for servant leadership, team building, and engaged development.

In this role you will be responsible for leading multiple developers who design, build, and maintain APIs and services to support our products. This position will require daily connections with multiple groups including product engineers, engineering managers, reliability engineers, third-party support engineers, and software vendors.


  • Build a diverse & prolific software development team through a combination of training, career development, recruiting, and process improvement

  • Lead by example to design technical solutions and ensure that all software conforms to the highest quality standards

  • Collaborate with product engineers and other business partners to prioritize work and set goals for the team

  • Refine engineering practices and enact positive change within the team

  • Foster your team's work across the organization

  • Regularly report on status and team health, while identifying gaps and needs for your leadership

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of technical experience, including 2+ years in an engineering leadership role

  • Ability to write documentation and communicate technical topics with clarity

  • Ability to communicate across multiple teams

  • Experience delivering platform services using open-source technologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise with cloud-native services leveraging serverless technologies

  • Solid understanding of JavaScript, web stacks, libraries, and frameworks


  • Bachelor's degree preferred or relevant experience

The hiring range for this position in California is $164,492 to $220,600 per year and in Washington State is $172,282 to $231,110 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered. 


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: 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 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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