The Walt Disney Company
Create the Tech Behind Our Magic
Hartford, CT

Senior Software Engineer at The Walt Disney Company (Hartford, CT)

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The Walt Disney Company has a rich tradition of creating innovative products and magical experiences for millions of people around the world. Software Engineers are at the heart of that innovation and magic, building platforms, services, tools and infrastructure for an unmatched collection of content and brands such as ESPN, Disney, and ABC.
As a Sr. Software Engineer you will be part of a diverse and talented organization focused on building and maintaining complex web applications for ESPN's fantasy products. You will be a member of a team building the world's #1 fantasy app and website working with modern server-side and web technologies such as JavaScript, Node and React to deliver scalable and elegant solutions for new product features and core site architecture.
If you:
  • Demonstrate determination in finding solutions to complex puzzles
  • Have the curiosity to research and learn new technologies
  • Employ positive thinking and are able to work constructively in a diverse team setting
  • Are passionate about web development
  • Value learning and being exposed to new experiences
  • Love working in a startup culture

Then working at Disney is unlike anything else. We have the latest technology, game-changing ideas, and world-class talent. Come be a part of our team and help us find new ways to interact with users, however and wherever they connect with our brands.
Responsibilities :
  • Architect and develop core site functionality using server-side templating and JavaScript
  • Prototype new features and research applicable technologies
  • Implement best practices to continually increase performance and scalability
  • Review code and pull requests to ensure product and design specifications are met
  • Work with product and project management to refine specs and timelines
  • Partner with other engineering teams to deliver best solutions
  • Mentor and provide feedback to junior engineers

Basic Qualifications :
  • Proven understanding of front-end web development technologies and principles
  • Comprehensive knowledge of JavaScript, JS frameworks, and server-side templating
  • Experience with task automation (Grunt, Gulp, WebPack) and CSS Preprocessors (Less, Sass)
  • Demonstrated ability to research and learn new technologies
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail
  • Driven and self-motivated
  • Minimum 4 years relevant industry experience

Required Education :
BS Computer Science or related technical discipline or its equivalent
Additional Information :
Disney is an equal opportunity employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.
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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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Volunteer in local community
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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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