Software Engineering Manager at The Walt Disney Company (Seattle, WA)

| Seattle, WA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: $172,282-$231,110 Annually
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Here at Disney, our Enterprise Technology area is seeking a versatile and motivated Software Engineering Manager to lead a team of developers building product APIs. The successful candidate will help cultivate an environment where people can do their best work through strategic thinking, mentorship, and career advocacy! You will own the delivery and quality of our commitments to our customers, and collaborate across Disney to ensure appropriate prioritization. You should have a passion for servant leadership, team building, and engaged development.
In this role you will be responsible for leading multiple developers who design, build, and maintain APIs and services to support our products. This position will require daily connections with multiple groups including product engineers, engineering managers, reliability engineers, third-party support engineers, and software vendors.
  • Build a diverse & prolific software development team through a combination of training, career development, recruiting, and process improvement
  • Lead by example to design technical solutions and ensure that all software conforms to the highest quality standards
  • Collaborate with product engineers and other business partners to prioritize work and set goals for the team
  • Refine engineering practices and enact positive change within the team
  • Foster your team's work across the organization
  • Regularly report on status and team health, while identifying gaps and needs for your leadership

Basic Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of technical experience, including 2+ years in an engineering leadership role
  • Ability to write documentation and communicate technical topics with clarity
  • Ability to communicate across multiple teams
  • Experience delivering platform services using open-source technologies

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Expertise with cloud-native services leveraging serverless technologies
  • Solid understanding of JavaScript, web stacks, libraries, and frameworks

  • Bachelor's degree preferred or relevant experience

The hiring range for this position in Washington State is $172,282 to $231,110 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.
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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.


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

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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