The Walt Disney Company
Create the Tech Behind Our Magic
Greater LA Area

Principal Software Engineer at The Walt Disney Company (Greater LA Area)

| Greater LA Area
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Work collaboratively with a team of talented software engineers building platform software solutions. Our team of engineers builds and manages a diverse suite of products and services, with opportunities to work on content management systems, authentication and authorization, system auditing, orchestration engine, and search technology.
Responsibilities :
You will be building scalable, maintainable, and well-tested software solutions which are flexible enough to meet the requirements of multiple customers and stakeholders. You will:
  • Provide subject matter expertise on design and coding best practices and assisting in building and implementing related guidelines and standards
  • Advise on architecture and propose solutions that span multiple teams and organizations
  • Maintain a deep understanding of our core systems and how they interact with upstream and downstream dependencies.
  • Contribute and review code, set standards, and work with engineers to ensure product and design specifications are met
  • Responsible for fundamental platform performance, scalability, and resiliency
  • Partner with stakeholders to refine requirements, and propose solutions to problems that span multiple teams
  • Influence and contribute to department technical strategy and planning
  • Provide mentoring to engineers on advanced technical issues
  • Define requirements and architecture for multi-layered systems
  • Direct and influence the efforts of engineers across teams
  • Partner with leaders from other teams to ensure the planning and delivery of medium and large-scale projects.

Basic Qualifications :
  • 10+ Years industry experience
  • Computer Science degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience with REST APIs, Microservice architectures, async programming models
  • Experience with wide range of data store technologies such as Postgres, Redis, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, and DynamoDB
  • Experience with Java and JVM ecosystem including Spring Framework and Spring Cloud
  • Experience with Cloud-based technologies such as AWS EC2, S3, SQS, Lambda and Step Functions, and Fargate
  • Experience with build and deployment technologies such as Docker, Gitlab-CI, Terraform/Cloud formation, and Jenkins
  • Experience in Agile/Scrum methodology
  • Expertise with full lifecycle of application development, including best practices of unit testing, code reviews, documentation, etc.
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies.
  • Can effectively articulate complex ideas and influence others through well-reasoned explanations
  • Has had a leading role in the design, implementation, and deployment of one or more high volume, cross-functional enterprise-level system.
  • Team player with strong oral and written communications skills
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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.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
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Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
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Generous PTO
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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.

Chase

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.

Jamie

SVP/Chief Technology Officer, The Walt Disney Studios

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