Glendale, California

Job Summary:
Comprised of Disney's international media businesses and the Company's various streaming services, the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company's global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

DMED is an equal opportunity employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.

As a lead software engineer on the Interactive Platform Engineering team you will participate in the design, development and testing of extremely high throughput, low latency user generated content systems. These systems are used to drive highly personalized and rewarding user experiences across a broad spectrum of Disney products including ESPN Fantasy Football, Marvel, ABC News and National Geographic.

As a member of the agile development team you will:
- apply your pragmatic and proven software skills to predictably deliver well-crafted code
- demonstrate your passion for technology by solving unique challenges within the industry
- rely on your sense of ownership and professional pride to deliver high quality, low maintenance software
- gain and/or apply mastery of Java, AWS, Cassandra and other leading web technologies
- leverage strong communication skills to collaborate with various technical and product stakeholders
- partner with tech leaders to help grow and mentor fellow engineers
- feed your thirst for learning new skills and technology as part of the larger DMED organization
Come help shape the future of community and gaming systems underpinning Disney products used by millions of users every day!
Responsibilities:
• Java development / automated testing (65%)
• maintenance and support (15%)
• design/planning/mentoring (20%)

Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in computer science
- 7+ years of professional experience
- Deep understanding of the Java programming language and object oriented programming
- Self-starter with proven ability to deliver high quality software in a pragmatic fashion
- Hands on experience with Cassandra or other NoSQL DBs
- Proven ability to solve challenging technical problems
- Proven ability to learn new technology and/or complex systems
- Proven ability and highly motivated to mentor and help grow other engineers
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences
Preferred Qualifications:
- Master's Degree in Computer Science
- Interest and/or experience in fantasy games
- Full stack / front end engineering experience
- Hands on experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Experience working on highly scalable real time software platforms
Additional Information:
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About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company's international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.
About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney's stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Glendale, California

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

 From classic animated features and exhilarating theme park attractions to cutting edge sports coverage, and the hottest shows on television, The Walt Disney Company has been making magic since 1923, creating unforgettable stories that connect with audiences around the world. And we’re just getting started!

The key to our success… The Cast, Crew, Imagineers and Employees who honor Disney’s rich legacy by stretching the bounds of imagination to create the never-before-seen, bringing unparalleled entertainment experiences to people of all ages. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world and just imagine the stories you could be part of!

What is #LifeAtDisney like? It’s a series of magical moments with cast members and employees developing and telling our stories in the most innovative ways. Whether it’s a day spent as a Disney VoluntEAR, or celebrating the release of a new interactive experience, retail product or movie, our days are filled with the knowledge that we are creating entertainment experiences the whole family can enjoy. Follow @DisneyCareers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for a peek behind-the-curtain, and discover how you could connect to a world of stories with Disney!

 

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