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Lead Software Engineer

Company: Disney Direct to Consumer
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

On any given day at Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology, we're reimagining ways to create magical viewing experiences for the world's most beloved stories while also transforming Disney's media business for the future. Whether that's evolving our streaming and digital products in new and immersive ways, powering worldwide advertising and distribution to maximize flexibility and efficiency, or delivering Disney's unmatched entertainment and sports content, every day is a moment to make a difference to partners and hundreds of millions of people around the world.

  • Building the future of Disney's media business: DE&E Technologists are designing and building the infrastructure that will power Disney's media, advertising, and distribution businesses for years to come.
  • Reach & Scale: The products and platforms this group builds and operates delight millions of consumers every minute of every day - from Disney+ and Hulu, to ABC News and Entertainment, to ESPN and ESPN+, and much more.
  • Innovation: We develop and execute groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.The Commerce, Growth & Identity (CGI) team is dedicated to three business-critical areas at Disney that will help transform its media business. They create seamless user experiences for consumers who can choose from a wide range of subscription plans, enabling more choice and flexibility. The CGI team is also focused on building innovative and cutting-edge capabilities that will drive subscriptions, engagement, and monetization across Disney's streaming and digital products.Responsibilities:
    • Work alongside Product and Business teams to understand the business implications and user flows for sign-up, switch, cancellation, and account management.
    • Work closely with the Product team to transform requirements into clearly defined technical implementations.
    • Architect and develop a future-proof presentation API that powers the commerce experiences.
    • As a lead engineer, you will define technical proposals and orchestrate the high-level architecture design and system flow between clients and backend systems.
    • Mentor junior engineers on the team.
    • Lead technical discussions to share expertise and best practices with the team.
    • Understand key dependencies between core commerce systems such as payments, billing, and subscriptions and how they will affect clients.
    • Be responsible for the complete software development lifecycle for our systems, encompassing conceptualization, design, implementation, code review, unit test, QA validation, load-test, launch, and measure performance.
    • Define technical and operational critical metrics to measure system health.
    • Challenge our team and software to be even better.Basic Qualifications:
      • Minimum of 7 years of related work experience
      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience
      • Proficient in server-side development
      • Strong programming skills (TypeScript or related programming languages)
      • Strong understanding of Node.js echo system
      • Strong design patterns and architectural skills
      • API design experience (authoring and providing feedback) with stakeholders
      • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
      • Excellent debugging skills
      • Strong problem-solving skills, with an ability to find compromises that move the team forward#DISNEYTECHThe hiring range for this position in Santa Monica, CA is $149,300 to $200,200 per year and in New York, NY and Seattle, WA is $156,300 to $209,600 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.

Keywords: Disney Direct to Consumer, Washington DC , Lead Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Washington, DC

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