Senior Software Engineer - Active Directory


On Site
USD 136,100.00 - 182,400.00 per year
Full Time


Content management systems
Managed Print Services
Systems analysis/design
Active Directory
IT strategy
IT operations
Data warehouse
Office automation
Remote access
IT management
Technical drafting
Software design
Vulnerability management
Business requirements
Solution architecture
Engineering analysis
Status reports
Technical analysis
Emerging technologies
Service management
Line management
Functional requirements
Project coordination
Change management
Project costing
Domain controllers
Project management
Goal oriented
Computer science
Information systems
Electronic engineering
Microsoft Azure
Electrical engineering
Microsoft Certified Professional

Job Details

About the Role & Team

At Disney, we're storytellers. We make the impossible possible. The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt's passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences worldwide-a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts, and a cruise line to sports, news, movies, and various other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a dedication to crafting and delivering unforgettable experiences - and we're constantly looking for new ways to enhance and protect these exciting experiences.

Disney Enterprise Technology is responsible for technology strategy, management, centralized engineering, architecture, IT, and technical operations for The Walt Disney Company, including digital worlds, flagship websites,,, and Enterprise Technology provides services in both platform engineering and web operations. Platform engineering includes Content Management Systems, UEnforcement Platform, E-commerce, Video Distribution Technology, Registration, Advertising Systems, and Data Warehouse & Reporting.

Enterprise Technology Digital Experience teams focus on delivering global, outstanding workplace efficiency, office automation, and user-facing systems such as desktop endpoint services, messaging, mobility, and collaboration services, including remote access and managed print services. Digital Experience teams are in Seattle, Glendale, New York, and Orlando. The Senior Security Engineer role focuses on the technology leadership and management of enterprise-wide workplace productivity services' build and integration functions here.

What You Will Do

Responsible for evaluation, engineering, integration, and sustainment of Digital Experience (end-user facing) solutions across the enterprise as a key contributor to the Digital Experience (DX) Engineering team. Coordinates / leads the work for technical design, integration, and implementation of Workplace Services projects and services. This role is expected to provide technical leadership and is responsible for the design, build, configuration, and documentation of new and upgraded Digital Experience solutions across the enterprise.

Defines/maintains all aspects of the engineering process, including service/product technical evaluation process, lab testing, and service solution design. Works closely with the leader of DX Engineering to ensure alignment with Enterprise Technology strategies. This specific role is related to the design and integration of LDAP services. Potential candidates must have a security-first approach, including experience with tokenized authentication protocols, remediating vulnerability management issues related to authentication and authorization, and have working knowledge of AD-integrated PKI/CA environments.

Oversees and coordinates project timelines for solution engineering activities and Disney resources to ensure requirements are understood, dependencies are defined, evaluation processes are developed to business requirements, and the engineered solution is documented and refined to be developed into a future offering. This includes closely coordinating with other teams responsible for supporting a service, particularly supplier teams. Ensures a high level of satisfaction with engineered services.

Recommend and implement solutions to further increase the effectiveness and efficiency of solution architecture and engineering services to enhance support capabilities, documentation, and reporting.

Develops and delivers the solution engineering analysis and design for DX products and services. This includes:
  • Communicating, project tracking, and status reporting/dashboard to leadership.
  • Evaluate capabilities of services/products and design solutions to deliver future service offerings through detailed technical analysis.
  • Defines engineered designs, including full documentation
  • Follows structured methodologies for technical analysis of products and solutions.
  • Establishes close relationships with vendor and supplier partners
  • Maintains strong knowledge of emerging technologies and trends
  • Partners with DX Architects and Service Managers to define service roadmap

Service Management
  • Conduct regular planning sessions with Enterprise Technology DX Service Line Management and DX Architecture team to develop project roadmap for assigned solution/engineering designs.
  • Is responsible for the definition and update of functional requirements and includes in engineering analysis
  • Key contributor to the definition and documentation of processes and procedures for engineering services based on DX architectural frameworks
  • Develops and maintains a capacity and performance forecast

Project Oversight and Coordination
  • Oversees projects and ensures a standard methodology is used to meet budget, scope, and schedule goals
  • Ensures that overall project coordination, milestones, and deliverables are met
  • Coordinates Disney project resources and assignments
  • Is responsible for project change management approvals
  • Reviews and validates project cost estimates and status reports
  • Review Disney Project Authorization Requests (PAR) to assess the technical impact of services

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum of 5 years of related work experience
  • Demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and integrating enterprise-level highly connected hybrid LDAP solutions with at least 40,000 users, including:
  • Active Directory
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Microsoft Identity Manager
  • Active Directory Federation
  • Services / AADC
  • Integrations between key services and various LDAP providers.
  • Experience in engineering, designing, and integrating both infrastructure components (domain controllers, sites and services, connectivity, etc.) and logical aspects (GPO management, directory structure, and management toolsets)
  • Experience in project management of large IT initiatives
  • Experience working with and directing suppliers in an outsourced environment infrastructure

Skills/Specialized Knowledge/Competencies

  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization, including Executive levels
  • Strong customer skills, quality performance and results-oriented
  • Strong technical analysis and engineering skills
  • Ability to be an effective team member and provide coordination across matrixed teams and organizations
  • Ability to analyze sophisticated business/technical data and develop innovative solutions
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • Ability to focus and align teams around critical initiatives


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience

Licenses / Training

Microsoft MCA/MCE Certification


The base salary for this position in Burbank, CA is $136,100 to $182,400. 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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