Full Time Job

Lead Software Engineer in Test


Santa Monica, CA 03-21-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
DE&E Technology encompasses leading premium streaming services, offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Operating at the intersection of entertainment and technology, DE&E Technology has a unique opportunity to be the number one choice for TV. We captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love, and we're looking for people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking, and embracing fun. Join us and see what DE&E Technology life is all about.

We strive to be a diverse team, passionate about great technology applied creatively to solve complex business problems. We are a motivated team that is committed to lifelong learning and improving, both in and out of the office. We strive to be flexible and adaptable to change both in how we execute projects and in the technologies we use to deliver our solutions. We care about the details because every pixel, every line of code, and every user interaction with our products determines whether we are delivering on our commitment to producing the very best products possible. You'll be joining a talented team that works interdependently toward aggressive goals to deliver technically sound solutions. We work to ensure that we share both accountability and credit as a team. We often include our users as part of our team and we work to connect with them on a human level, understanding their world, so we can deliver software that they love to use.


The DE&E Technology team is seeking a Lead Software Development in Test Engineer to join our Engineering Services team to build test automation and processes to ensure the quality of our advertising systems. When our systems work properly, they are able to reliably deliver relevant ads to all of our viewers; driving higher revenue for our business and helping our customers to discover brands and products that are relevant to their interests. Defects in our ad systems can negatively impact revenue and deliver advertisements that detract from the viewer experience due to irrelevance, repetition and other factors. This is a unique opportunity to join an excellent team and have a meaningful impact on the QE and automation process and culture, as well as the products we release. As a result, those most likely to excel in this role are independent, creative, and able to operate effectively in ambiguous circumstances. If you are interested in a testing role with a heavy emphasis on automated testing where the results of your testing will have significant impact on the business and be highly visible to company leadership, then this might be the right opportunity for you!

Responsibilities include:
• Work closely with Software Engineers to understand the complex advertising ecosystem in place at DE&E Technology
• Write and review a lot of code and test
• Enhance framework observability with proper metrics and presentations
• Develop automated test frameworks and suites on UI, API and Integration levels of testing using python
• Demonstrate ownership for the projects delivered by the team and department
• Knowledge of system design and implementation, best practices to guide and mentor
• Participate in design discussions for our platform to help evolve it in a way that enables richer testing scenarios that simplify defect detection and prevention
• Assist with triage, diagnosis, and resolution of issues discovered across teams.
• Contribute to end-to-end acceptance tests
• Where necessary, develop and execute manual test cases to detect issues that cannot be detected through automated means
• Drive the conversion of manual tests to automated whenever possible
• Participate in building architectures which are robust, fault-tolerant, and cloud- native. Builds solutions for problems of sizeable scope and complexity that have been successfully deployed to customers/users. Influences and drives software engineering best practices within the team
• Technically lead and deliver multiple projects utilizing an Agile methodology while reviewing team members code. Participates in developing technical and/or business approaches; and new/enhanced technical tools.
• Share ownership the design and implementation of software programs or systems within the team, and within the organization. Write codes that establishes and enhances frameworks. Review code for the design, testability and clear usability. Build solutions that scale and perform. Identifies opportunities to improve the system/product/services with each iteration.

• Minimum of 7 years of hands-on software test development experience, including both functional and non-functional test development
• Passion around driving best practices in the testing space
• Proficiency with Python
• Knowledge of software engineering practices and agile approaches
• Strong knowledge for establishing and improving product quality
• Experience building or improving test automation frameworks .
• Proficiency CICD integration and pipeline development in Jenkins, Spinnaker or other similar tools.
• Proficiency in UI and API automation ( Selenium, Robot, Watir)
• Proficiency in Gherkin ( BDD /TDD )
• Willingness to take challenges head on while being part of a team
• B.S. in Computer Science (or equivalent degree or work experience)


The hiring range for this position in Los Angeles & Bristol is $145,600 - $200,200 per year, in New York and Seattle is $152,480 - $209,700 per year, and San Francisco is $159,400 - $219,200. 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 Direct to Consumer:

Disney's Direct to Consumer team oversees the Hulu and Disney+ streaming businesses within Disney Entertainment helping to bring The Walt Disney Company's best-in-class storytelling to fans and families everywhere.

This position is with Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Direct to Consumer.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d2m1o2-44-201-97-224-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $145,600 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.