The Walt Disney Company
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Lead Software Engineer at The Walt Disney Company

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Job Summary
As part of the User Messaging organization, the Social Engagement team is building systems and libraries of functionality shared across the email, push and in-app notification, and SMS messaging channels. The User Messaging domain supports critical features such as One-Time Passcodes, legally required billing communications, and Marketing campaigns.
Social Engagement is looking for an enthusiastic team player to fill a senior engineer role building and maintaining features for our shared user messaging needs. We have many different stakeholders across various frontend and backend teams, all collaborating to provide the most robust, optimized first-in-class messaging experiences. Social Engagement is a newly-formed team of 2 engineers with a tight-knit supportive culture, and our small size allows for a greater sense of ownership and impact.
  • Leverage your breadth of experience & knowledge to design, document, build, deploy, and maintain stable backend platform features efficiently with little guidance
  • Leading design discussions, code reviews, and establishing best practices for all stages of the software development life cycle
  • Precise and concise communication of technical concepts and designs
  • Nurture the technical development of teammates with advice, design discussions, and pair programming
  • Foster a supportive and collaborative environment both within and across teams

Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum 7 years of experience as a software engineer developing various web services
  • Solid grasp of backend concepts (HTTP & Persistent Connections, Authentication & Authorization, Databases & Caching, Event-Driven Architecture, CI/CD, Testing Pyramid, High Performance & Scalability)
  • Strong Java and Object-Oriented programming skills
  • Solid grasp of Computer Science fundamentals (data structures, algorithms, etc.)
  • Ability to own and carry out a project from requirements gathering to design, implementation, and delivery with little guidance
  • Drive to collaborate with other engineers: coming to conversations with your own opinions and an openness to other ideas and suggestions

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with a variety of AWS offerings including serverless technologies such as Lambda, DynamoDB, Kinesis, S3, Athena, CloudWatch, CloudFormation, Fargate
  • Experience building event-driven systems and leveraging persistent connections between clients and server
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New York City, NY

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What are The Walt Disney Company Perks + Benefits

The Walt Disney Company Benefits Overview

Because our employees and cast members are at the heart of everything we do, Disney offers a competitive total rewards package that includes pay, health and savings benefits, time-off programs, educational opportunities and more. Together, these rewards make up a comprehensive package that help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally and take advantage of the special extras that only Disney can provide.

Eligibility for certain reward programs will vary based on your job status, work location and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
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Life Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days

An Insider's view of The Walt Disney Company

How does the company support your career growth?

Over my 13 years with the company, I’ve had passionate leaders and colleagues with diverse backgrounds who have taught me and given me opportunities to expand into areas I never thought possible. You have the freedom to take career risks and apply your previous experience in ways you may not anticipate.


Product Management Director

What is your vision for the company?

Disney has always been at the heart of the evolution of the media industry, and technology is an essential part of that. The way that we tell and consume stories in the future is going to be completely different than it is today, and The Walt Disney Company is uniquely positioned to shape and create that future.


SVP/Chief Technology Officer, The Walt Disney Studios

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