The Walt Disney Company
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Hartford, CT

Sr. Software Engineer (Infrastructure) at The Walt Disney Company (Hartford, CT)

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The Senior Software Engineer, Infrastructure is a key member of infrastructure product development squads in planning, scoping, solution architecting, software design, and implementation based on functional and performance capability requirements, leveraging cloud-native, commercial, and open source tools and frameworks to solve complex business needs. These solutions touch a wide range of functional areas including, but not limited to compute platforms, autonomous scaling, and continuous compliance. This role will also collaborate with Software Engineers, Product Owners, and others across teams and business areas to influence solutions and platforms across the organization.
  • Build solutions for problems of sizable scope and complexity that have been successfully deployed to customers/users
  • Champions Infrastructure as Code (IaC); provides thought leadership; establishes enterprise-level infrastructure patterns.
  • Builds and enhances Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines.
  • Regularly reviews existing systems, policies, and practices, while identifying solutions that enhance service delivery efficiency, and enhance the current environment.
  • Mentors less experienced software engineers. Collaborates with product engineering leaders to find innovative solutions for moderately complex problems.

Responsibilities :
  • Writes code that establishes and enhances frameworks, typically for software programs and systems that have little or no precedent.
  • Reviews code for the design, testability and clear usability
  • Develops specifications for assigned components, projects or fixes
  • Builds solutions that scale and perform
  • Participates in project proposal, architecture and design. Contributes to architecture design and implementation of assigned projects and may lead in the effort.
  • Oversees technical maintenance. Performs troubleshooting for systems that tend to be large and highly complex.
  • Design, development, documentation and/or testing.
  • Applies experience to resolve a variety of complex issues
  • Decisions and actions regularly have a moderate influence on the work of team members, other teams or assigned projects
  • Identifies problems and opportunities and recommends the development of solutions
  • Typically owns software programs and multiple components within the team
  • Serves as a high level technical resource and "go-to" person for less experienced software engineers
  • Makes routine and non-routine decisions on technical issues, with limited guidance from leader

Basic Qualifications :
  • 5+ or more years of experience in software engineering, SRE, or DevOps roles
  • Intermediate to advanced coding experience with the one or more of the following programming languages: Python, Java, Ruby, C/C++, Go
    • You should know Object Oriented Design, common data structures, algorithms that go along with them, and how to test your code
  • Advanced Experience with Amazon Web Services-based infrastructure and management including, but not limited to Route 53, ALB, EC2, CloudFormation, CloudWatch, Lambda, VPC, ECS, EKS, IAM, S3, etc
  • Expertise in configuring, deploying, tuning, and supporting web frameworks at scale on Linux and container platforms
  • Experience writing, maintaining and deploying RESTful services
  • Experience with web caching and load balancing technologies such as HAProxy, Cloudfront, Varnish, and Nginx
  • Detailed knowledge of core internet and networking protocols including, but not limited to TCP/IP, DNS, and HTTP
  • Proficient working with Terraform, Ansible, or other configuration management tools
  • Proficient with version control systems (Git, TFS, SVN)
  • Experience managing site content and configuration via CDN providers
  • Experience integrating with CI/CD platforms and tool chains such as TeamCity, Jenkins, and Gitlab
  • Experience applying security best practices to application, system, and public cloud infrastructure
  • Experience integrating with commercial and open source monitoring and telemetry platforms

Required Education :
  • BS Computer Science or related technical discipline or its equivalent
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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.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days

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

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