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Stockport, - - GB

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Job ID 742425BR Location Stockport, England, United Kingdom Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted Apr. 08, 2020

Job Summary:

We are looking for an experienced senior technical leader who wants to own critical, highly scalable systems and foster innovation within a talent-rich diverse group of engineers, someone who has had proven success in attracting and growing engineering talent needed for these kinds of challenges. You are skilled at managing complex software projects that require interacting with multiple stakeholders from other cross-functional disciplines including Product, Design, Service Reliability and Services Engineering.

You will report to a Director of Engineering and would be based out of our office in Stockport.


Your main responsibilities would include:

  • Hiring, developing and mentoring engineers, and managing the day-to-day activities of the engineering team in an Agile/Scrum environment.

  • Working closely with engineers and architects to understand the technology stack and approach to development.

  • Driving projects, providing leadership and contribute technically in a fast-paced environment.

  • Effectively managing the over-all software development and deployment life-cycle.

  • Communicating effectively with senior management as well as colleagues from teams in different functions within the organisation.

  • Assuming responsibility of the overall planning, execution and success of business-critical complex technical projects.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • 8+ years of hands-on experience in designing and building production applications.

  • At least 4 years of experience in managing, mentoring and leading software development teams.

  • Strong written and verbal technical communication with the ability to grasp, explain and present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a technical and non-technical audience alike.

  • Hands-on experience with one or more programming languages like C/C++, Java, Go, Python and familiarity with relevant open-source technologies.

  • Demonstrable ability and experience in developing cloud-native applications and an in-depth understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.

Bonus skills

  • Experience with streaming video, e-commerce and big-data applications running natively in the cloud.

Additional Information:

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About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International 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. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney +, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

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 Cake Solutions Limited, which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

Cake Solutions Limited is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. 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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