Lead Software Engineer

Overview

On Site
USD 156,300.00 - 209,600.00 per year
Full Time

Skills

OOD
Amazon Web Services
Engineering support
Application development
Credit cards
Load testing
Automated testing
Software engineering
Computer science
Information systems
Electronic engineering
Software testing
Software development
Programming languages
C#
Manual testing
Backend testing
Test suites
Version control
Test cases
Test plans
Continuous integration
SQL
Stored procedures
Data Analysis
Build tools
Agile
Machine Learning (ML)
Open source
Leadership
Streaming
Commerce
FOCUS
Testing
Microservices
Quality assurance
IMPACT
Bootstrap
Creativity
Operations
UI
Billing
Data
Collaboration
Automation
Database
Mentorship
Recruiting
Onboarding
Electrical engineering
Scala
Java
Kotlin
JUnit
Management
TestRail
GitHub
JIRA
Debugging
POSTMAN
Google Chrome
Docker
Kubernetes
Jenkins
Software development methodology
Communication
Artificial intelligence
Training
Finance

Job Details

Disney Streaming's Growth and Commerce org is looking for engineers to join a new Quality Innovations Engineering team! We are spinning up a new team to focus on engineering support for testing across our platform, both at a microservice level and an ecosystem level. We are looking to elevate our ability to test complicated scenarios across multiple services, emulate real production customers, and provide tooling/frameworks to others to make scenario based testing easy and simple.

The overall mission - provide engineering and development support to our QA team and application development teams, to expand our testing capabilities and take them to the next level.

The impact you'll make - you'll help identify and prevent production issues for our Disney+, ESPN, and Hulu streaming applications! We'll be able to launch new initiatives faster, and reduce the amount of time from discovery to fix for issues thanks to you. You'll also help to bootstrap and define a new team - there's a lot of potential for creative endeavors we can tackle and the direction we go!

What kind of problems will you help solve?
  • Testing and validating runtime changes from our product operations personnel/UI, such as adding/changing new products and offers
  • Helping dev and QA teams easily simulate complicated billing/subscriptions scenarios to run through a test
  • Emulating scenarios typically only seen in production
  • Copying/sanitizing data from production to testing environments
  • Anomaly detection - identifying if a release or change negatively impacts a previous baseline. ex: our credit card auth rate is 80%, but upon a release drops down to 60%
  • Supporting a cross-service load testing process and environment

WHAT YOU'LL DO
  • Work with other teams to identify and provide libraries, tools, or frameworks to help them in their area of testing
  • Collaborate closely with development and QA teams to understand upstream/downstream dependencies and to facilitate development of integration/end-to-end tests
  • Help develop scalable automated testing strategies and coordinate feedback from your collaborators
  • Help introduce effective quality methodologies to the Growth and Commerce organization's automation strategies and expand/improve existing automation
  • Add to testing aspects of the release process for the GrowthLife services team
  • Create/maintain test data for automated testing and navigate through databases to analyze issues
  • Mentor junior engineers and help them with the best practices followed in the team.
  • Aid in the hiring process and contribute towards onboarding of new engineers.
  • Apply software engineering best practices and agile approaches.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical, or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 7+ years of progressive experience in a software testing (SDET) and/or software development (SDE) occupation
  • Proficient in object-oriented design and expertise with one of the following programming languages: Scala (strongly preferred), Java, C#, Kotlin, or similar
  • Strong background in automated/manual testing of backend services and REST APIs
  • Knowledge of at least one backend test automation frameworks (E.g. REST Assured, Karate, JUnit, Scalatest, etc.)
  • Experience with test suite/case/run management tools (E.g. X-ray, qTest, TestRail, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience with version control software (E.g. GitHub) and issue/project tracking software (E.g. Jira)
  • Strong familiarity with testing lifecycles and data maintenance: setup/teardown; creating/enacting testing seams to force desired behavior
  • Experienced in defining/executing/maintaining test cases and experience with building out test plans for backend services
  • Hands-on experience with software development/debugging tools (E.g. Postman, curl, Chrome dev tools)
  • Hands-on experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Spinnaker, and continuous integration/delivery systems. Knowledge of how to set up docker containers and run applications within.
  • Experience with SQL queries, stored procedures, and data analysis/validation
  • Experience with Jenkins or similar build tools
  • Good understanding of quality-related agile methodologies and tools and experience using both during the SDLC
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (E.g. whiteboarding/diagramming system behavior)

NICE-TO-HAVES
  • Machine Learning experience
  • Open Source AI Training Experience
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience in anomaly detection
  • Full stack experience

The hiring range for this position in NYC and Seattle is $156,300 to $209,600 per year and in Santa Monica is $149,300 to $200,200. 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.

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