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The Walt Disney Company Senior Software Engineer, Frontend in Santa Monica, California

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 our 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 enhance flexibility and efficiency, or delivering Disney’s unmatched entertainment and sports content, every day is a moment to make a difference to partners and to hundreds of millions of people around the world.

A few reasons why we think you’d love working here:

  • Building the future of Disney’s media: DE&E Technologists are designing and building the infrastructure that will power our 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 implement groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.

The Commerce, Growth & Identity (CGI) organization is dedicated to three business-critical areas at Disney that will help transform its media business. We build innovative and cutting-edge capabilities to drive subscriptions, engagement, and monetization across Disney's streaming and digital products. We enable the wide range of Disney brands to connect and engage with consumers through a unified identity, powered by shared services that are trustworthy and seamless to integrate with.

The Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology (DEE&T) Commerce, Growth and Identity Client Engineering organization delivers experiences across Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Star+ built on a common platform and shared technology. We are fast-paced and fast-growing organization that shares knowledge and code for initiatives throughout Disney! Our mission: Building inclusive user-centered experiences that welcome users, guiding them through a seamless journey from login to sign up, and facilitating effortless account management. As a member on DEE&T Web Commerce team you’ll build the core sign-up, purchase, and subscription management experiences of our Web platform.

You will serve as a high level technical resource and “go-to” person, solving sophisticated technical challenges and finding opportunities to improve systems, products, and services!

Responsibilities

  • Collaborates closely with product and project management to translate requirements into technical specifications and timelines while partnering with other engineering teams to deliver best solutions.

  • Leads by example to write, maintain, and enforce code quality through test driven development.

  • Contributes to project needs and the evolution of the team's practices; recommending changes in development, coding, maintenance and system standards.

  • Efficiently supports software throughout the lifecycle. Adds new implementations and technical maintenance while maintaining clear documentation.

  • Applies experiences and exercises judgment in selecting methods and techniques to identify, resolve, and develop solutions to a variety of complex tasks involving architectural application changes.

  • Supports and mentors developers through code reviews, knowledge-sharing, and technical leadership.

  • Review code and pull requests to ensure product and design specifications are met

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience building highly scalable and performant modern Javascript/Typescript web applications.

  • BS degree in computer science or equivalent work experience

  • Writes well-documented, clear, and robust code.

  • Proven track record to integrate api specifications while collaborating with service teams.

  • Highly diligent with the ability to see projects from beginning to end; designing workflows and completing tasks.

  • Exhibits emotional intelligence, supervising oneself under high pressure situations and meets urgent timelines.

  • Ability to support and mentor other developers by building trust, encouraging, instructing, and providing constructive feedback.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Shipped production level React/Node.js application with high availability and throughput deployed to cloud platforms (e.g. AWS).

  • Solid understanding of web accessibility fundamentals.

  • Strong knowledge to web standards and new technologies.

Additional Information

Disney is an equal opportunity employer - Women/Cultural minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.

The hiring range for this position in Washington and New York is $142,516 to $191,180 per year, the hiring range in California is $136,036 to $199,870. 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.

Job ID: 10079069

Location: Santa Monica,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Direct to Consumer

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