The Walt Disney Company
Create the Tech Behind Our Magic
Santa Monica

Senior Manager, Software Engineering at The Walt Disney Company

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Disney Streaming’s Growth Lifecycle Quality team is seeking a Manager, Quality Engineering who will be an extraordinary addition to our team! You will be an expert in quality for our Subscription Offers and Subscription Platform domains, will help lead the strategy and delivery of our test automation, and will facilitate releasing quality software with high confidence in the pursuit of delighting our customers. You will collaborate closely with engineering leads, product managers, and partner teams to launch new features to Disney Streaming’s millions of customers. The right person has recent hands-on ”in the trenches” experience developing technical solutions, demonstrates a strong sense of collaboration in their work and professional relationships, clearly and thoughtfully communicates in their areas of expertise, empathizes with and advocates for the needs of customers, and loves mentoring others in their technical and professional development. If you are someone who effectively moves between high-level concepts and low-level execution, then this is a great role for you!

What you'll do
  • Lead a team of Software and Automation Engineers delivering test automation, software tools, and related infrastructure that empower our dev teams to ship new features/fixes to Disney Streaming's millions of customers
  • Work closely with Disney Streaming’s engineering teams to advocate for/facilitate testability within our applications
  • Mentor team members to teach them technical and quality-related concepts to drive test coverage and overall product quality
  • Bootstrap your team’s work and lead by example via your own technical contributions
  • Collaborate with product managers and software engineers in an open and creative way to define acceptance criteria and test strategies
  • Provide day-to-day leadership and long-term career guidance to members of your team
  • Use data to define metrics that provide visibility into the quality of Disney Streaming’s services
  • Identify and drive improvements in engineering methodologies to ensure industry-leading system quality and team efficiency
What to bring 
  • Bachelor’s degree or the foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Information Technology, or a closely related field
  • 3+ years in a technical leadership role leading a team of 3+ engineers and working with agile processes (E.g. Scrum, Kanban)
  • Strong programming skills in Java, Python, Ruby, C#, or similar
  • Experience with back-end test automation frameworks/tools (E.g. REST Assured, pytest, WireMock, JUnit, Karate, Behave)
  • Proficient with version control software (E.g. GitHub) and issue/project tracking software (E.g. Jira)
  • Experience with software development/debugging tools (E.g. Postman, curl, Chrome Dev Tools)
  • Experience with build/deploy tools (E.g. Jenkins, Bamboo, Docker, Kubernetes, Spinnaker)
  • Experience with test suite/case/run management tools (E.g. Xray, qTest, TestRail)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (E.g. Whiteboarding/diagramming system behavior)
  • Deep understanding of quality-related agile methodologies and tools and validated experience using both during the SDLC
  • Shown experience collaborating with software engineers and product owners resulting in high quality work
  • Proven experience demonstrating analytical skills, reporting, leadership, focus on the viewer, and collaboration
  • Strong time management skills 
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services
  • Experience testing subscription, billing, and payment platforms
  • Experience with Kafka
  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley controls
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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.

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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.


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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.


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