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Lead Software Engineer, Fullstack


Glendale, CA 05-23-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
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 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 Product & Data Engineering team is responsible for end-to-end development of Disney's world-class consumer-facing products, including streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, and digital products & experiences across ESPN, Marvel, Disney Studios, NatGeo, and ABC News. The team drives innovation at scale for millions of consumers around the world across Apple, Android, Smart TVs, game consoles, and the web, with our platforms powering core experiences like personalization, search, messaging and data.

The Web Platform Engineering team builds & delivers highly optimized tools and solutions that powers Disney's web products. Our mission is to deliver highly scalable solutions that are shared across the organization, spanning from core foundational libraries to sophisticated UI systems. We are passionate about crafting integrated server-side and client-side solutions that empower web teams to deliver products at scale!

• Architect and craft highly scalable and elegant solutions for shared web platform
• Collaborate with engineering teams across the company to accelerate adoption of shared solutions
• Define and implement best practices to continually improve performance and scalability
• Partner with other engineering teams to create and deliver reusable abstractions
• Research and evaluate new technologies

Basic Qualifications:
• 7+ years experience building highly scalable and performant web applications serving millions of users and requests.
• BS degree in computer science or equivalent work experience
• Experience architecting sophisticated technical changes, to knowledge-share, and get consensus for their solutions.
• Deep knowledge in Javascript, Typescript, React, Node.js, NPM, etc.
• Experience with modern build tools like Webpack, TurboPack, Rollup, Vite, esbuild, etc.
• Deep understanding of HTTP request-response cycle.
• Excellent problem solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• Shipped production level React/Node.js application with high availability and throughput deployed to cloud platforms (e.g. AWS)
• Expansive industry knowledge with regard to web standards and new technologies
• Experience in setting up continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines

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 Los Angeles, CA and Bristol, CT is $149,300 - $200,200 per year, in Seattle and New York is $156,300 - $209,600 per year, and in San Francisco is $163,500 - $219,200 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.

About Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology:

Disney Entertainment and ESPN Technology (DE&E Technology) provides the technological backbone and product development for Disney's two media business units, while helping to keep the company at the vanguard of innovation – enabling the Company to continuously leverage technology to enhance storytelling and creativity, while delivering scalability, flexibility, and efficiency for its businesses.

This position is with Disney Streaming Tech, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology.

Disney Streaming Tech 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 champions a business environment where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a constantly evolving world.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g37vjq-44-213-60-33-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $149,300 to $200,200 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

The Walt Disney Company Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, publishing, domestic television stations, digital businesses and radio networks and stations.