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Staff Software Engineer

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID 763795BR Location Seattle, Washington, United States Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted Jul. 28, 2020

Job Summary:

Direct-to-Consumer-and-International (DTCI) is Disney’s global, multiplatform media, product, technology, and distribution organization for world-class content. DTCI is comprised of Disney’s international media and direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including all Disney networks outside of the US, the ESPN+, D+ and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. The DTCI Tech organization focuses on providing ground-breaking innovation and driving the strategic use and development of technology to power the DTCI business, deliver world-class products and experiences to consumers around the world. The Data Platform group within DTCI Tech, is charged with developing a consolidated data platform that supports DTCI business stakeholders with the means to access, activate and analyze all of Disney’s consumer data in a secure and compliant way.

This Staff Level Software developer will serve as one of our engineering pillars on the backend services team (BST), helping us drive improvements across the platform. The OneID BST development team is comprised of teams of engineers that work to make sure we deliver a platform to our business partners that facilitates a world class and compliant registration, login, and recovery experience. Engineers on the platform work as a team to set a direction that continually seeks to improve on quality, performance and availability by leveraging automation and best practice. This position will serve to help the team navigate the changing technology landscape, helping set the platform direction and influence the architectural decisions we are making. This position is also key element of team’s composition and growth strategy, helping to provide solid mentorship, technical guidance and leadership enabling the team to improve longer term velocity.

There is a need to fill this position with a Staff level developer. There are two core reasons behind this. The first reason is the sheer technical complexity of the platform and the projects it undertakes. The team regularly tackles cutting edge issues that come with cloud-based infrastructure, platform resiliency requirements, security, data migrations and sheer scale. The team also partners with business units from across the Walt Disney Company to empower engaging and unique experiences for our guests. These challenges are regularly given on tight timelines, and as such we require experienced engineering leadership able to make the right decisions in a timely manner and drive them to execution

Responsibilities:

  • Lead DTCI Data Platforms overarching OneID system architecture, design and implementation
  • Consult on integrations with other teams, as well as our business partners
  • Drive best practice and standardization across all platform developers
  • Drive quality on the platform with a focus on making the right technology choices


Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of relevant software development experience
  • 4+ years of cloud application architecture and engineering
  • Ability to lead team of engineers, collaborate and drive organizational change
  • Familiarity with various CICD methodologies and implement strategies
  • Hands on experience with performance testing techniques such as performance modeling, establishing baselines, services monitoring, and profiling system performance
  • Expert level understanding of Java based web services and REST framework based apis
  • Experience with using performance tools and techniques to simulate large enterprise environments, such as Jmeter, Gatling, Blazemeter, Taurus, SOASTA CloudTest or similar tools
  • Clear communicator (written and verbal); ability to write test plans and test cases, and to communicate bugs to developers and other stakeholders
  • Ability to focus on deadlines and deliverables
  • Knowledge and understanding of Application Lifecycle Management, Software Development and Agile Development/Testing practices and methodologies
  • Knowledge of common performance issues and ability to use logs, monitoring tools, and work with developers to determine a root cause
  • Ability to set architectural direction for assigned unit of work or more broadly when needed
  • Ability to work and participate in a team with open and collaborative style of communications
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a cross-functional team

Responsibilities:

  • Lead DTCI Data Platforms overarching OneID system architecture, design and implementation
  • Consult on integrations with other teams, as well as our business partners
  • Drive best practice and standardization across all platform developers
  • Drive quality on the platform with a focus on making the right technology choices

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of relevant software development experience
  • 4+ years of cloud application architecture and engineering
  • Ability to lead team of engineers, collaborate and drive organizational change
  • Familiarity with various CICD methodologies and implement strategies
  • Hands on experience with performance testing techniques such as performance modeling, establishing baselines, services monitoring, and profiling system performance
  • Expert level understanding of Java based web services and REST framework based apis
  • Experience with using performance tools and techniques to simulate large enterprise environments, such as Jmeter, Gatling, Blazemeter, Taurus, SOASTA CloudTest or similar tools
  • Clear communicator (written and verbal); ability to write test plans and test cases, and to communicate bugs to developers and other stakeholders
  • Ability to focus on deadlines and deliverables
  • Knowledge and understanding of Application Lifecycle Management, Software Development and Agile Development/Testing practices and methodologies
  • Knowledge of common performance issues and ability to use logs, monitoring tools, and work with developers to determine a root cause
  • Ability to set architectural direction for assigned unit of work or more broadly when needed
  • Ability to work and participate in a team with open and collaborative style of communications
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a cross-functional team


About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

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.

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