Full Time Job

Senior Software Engineer, Frontend


Santa Monica, CA 03-01-2024
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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 for 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.

As a member of our ESPN Vidcom Web team you'll get to build video and streaming features that create an outstanding experience for users on The work on our team sits at an exciting intersection of sports, streaming technology, and modern frontend development.

• Build frontend features that are used by millions of fans around the world
• Partner with other engineering teams to solve problems while considering performance, scalability, caching, resiliency, and flexibility
• Work with native teams to develop seamless webview integrations within the ESPN app
• Own all aspects of a frontend feature development from API integration and JSON parsing to building UI components and render logic
• Contribute to code reviews, documentation, knowledge-sharing, and technical investigations.
• Break down large tasks, perform code reviews and mentor junior engineers
• Architect new solutions and identify new technologies to explore

Basic Qualifications
• BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent experience
• Working knowledge of web standards, new technologies, and tools
• Mastery of JavaScript and JS frameworks
• Writes well-documented, clear, and robust code
• Effective communicator, collaborator, and teammate
• Able to multi-task and prioritize as needed
• 5 years relevant industry experience

Preferred Qualifications
• Advanced understanding and professional development with React and NodeJS
• Knowledge of cloud platforms and services like AWS (Cloudfront, EC2, S3, etc)
• Experience with isomorphic applications and server side rendering

The hiring range for this position in New York is $142,516- $191,180 per year; the hiring range for this position in Santa Monica/Burbank/Glendale/L.A., California and in Bristol, Connecticut is $136,100 - $182,400 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 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-d2m2o7-3-227-240-72-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $142,516 to $191,180 Per Year ($ 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.