Senior Software Engineer at The Walt Disney Company (Orlando, FL)

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"We Power the Magic!" That's our motto at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Technology & Digital. Our team creates world-class immersive digital experiences for the Company's premier vacation brands including Disney's Parks & Resorts worldwide, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, and Disney Vacation Club.
The Retail and Restaurant Commerce space within Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Tech and Digital is seeking a Senior Software Engineer with a passion for building world-class products to enhance the cast experience. The Sr Software Engineer will be focused on the Point-of-Sale system development.
It is expected that the candidate will be able to apply practical knowledge of development and engineering to conceive, design, develop, test, and implement software fixes, enhancements, components, and/or new software systems and applications ranging from low to high complexity while maintaining standards and scalability.
Creativity, proactive, critical thinking, good communication skills and above all, the correct attitude when facing challenges and time pressure. Ability and will to work outside your comfort zone. Ability to estimate effort and time for new projects.
  • Apply practical knowledge of development and engineering to conceive, design, develop, test, and implement software fixes, enhancements, components, and/or new software systems and applications of moderate complexity.
  • Design and develop highly scalable software systems and applications in designated functional focus areas.
  • Implement assigned component level software development and fixes using new or existing technologies.
  • Participate in developing specifications for assigned components, projects or fixes.
  • Write code, complete programming, write tests, perform testing and debug code.
  • Follow established protocols for installation and maintenance, and complete documentation.
  • Develop, lead, build, and maintain the technical components related to server‐side and web service‐based solutions.
  • Interact and coordinate work with other technical groups in the organization.
  • Develop specifications for assigned projects.
  • Review, solve and perform testing.
  • Participate in conceiving and setting the architectural direction for the backend components.
  • Serve as a high-level technical resource and "go-to" person for less experienced developers, providing technical mentorship and oversight.
  • Leads team members in problem analysis and issue resolution.
  • Recommends improvements to processes, technology, and interfaces that improve the efficiency of the team.

Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in design, development, and implementation of highly scalable, high-volume web applications.
  • Experience designing APIs from scratch as well as designing APIs that extend existing frameworks while maintaining established patterns and architecture.
  • Expertise in HTTP and REST-style web services, and best practices for Mobile App integration.
  • Used Docker in a production setting.
  • Solid understanding of AWS services.
  • Strong understanding of RDBMS, ideally MySQL.
  • Deep knowledge and experience of managing, orchestrating, and monitoring distributed production systems.
  • Expertise in Splunk and application monitoring tools such as AppDynamics/New Relic/Datadog.
  • Expertise in Java 1.8+.
  • Expertise in Spring Boot, Hibernate, Apache CXF, Git.
  • Sound CS Fundamentals.
  • Android Development Experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Kotlin.
  • Proficiency in RxJava and Jenkins.
  • Experience with analytics and/or crash reporting tools (NewRelic, Crashlytics etc)
  • Experience in Flutter development.
  • Understanding of modern SRE standard methodologies.
  • Experience with embedded local storage solutions such as SQLite, Realm, etc...

Required Education
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or related field

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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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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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