Manager, Software Engineering


On Site
USD 172,300.00 - 231,100.00 per year
Full Time


IT program management
Software engineering
Product management
Computer science
Information systems
Electronic engineering
Object-Oriented Programming
Data structure
Version control
IT management
Microsoft Excel
Electrical engineering
Software development
Continuous integration
Continuous delivery

Job Details

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 Content Experience & Delivery team builds systems that provide data at scale to teams across Disney+, Hulu, and Star+. We implement reliable, high-request services that deliver data that helps power streaming user experiences, across web, mobile, and living room devices. We are looking for a software engineer who wants to build and operate these critical services that support all of our users! We're a fast-paced, dynamic, collaborative and fun team, and looking forward to finding out more about you!

  • Work with individual engineers to map out career growth and goals.
  • Guide an engineering team in its ownership of systems and processes.
  • Create an environment of trust for people to be themselves and able to excel
  • Provide input for stakeholders and decision makers in architecture, roadmap, and product.
  • Communicate architecture, roadmap, and product objectives to engineers and gather feedback for stakeholders.
  • Champion cross-team projects.
  • Coach and mentor other specialists on the team to ensure that all software utilizes Disney and industry best practices.
  • Collaborate efficiently with product management, technical program management, operations, and other engineering teams to capture requirements, drive implementation, and provide transparency.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience
  • 8+ years' experience in software engineering
  • Strong programming skills in an object-oriented language, and a strong grasp of computer science fundamentals (data structures, algorithms, databases, etc.)
  • Experience using source control systems and CI/CD pipelines.
  • An ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong discipline to delegate work and focus on solving management problems.
  • Comfortable driving complex and high profile projects without overextending personal health or well-being of your team.
  • Strong communication skills and a desire to share your knowledge with team members and others at Disney.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience as a manager or technical lead of software engineers.
  • Experience with consumer facing services and high-scale systems.
  • Experience deploying and scaling within a cloud infrastructure.
  • Experience directly managing and mentoring a team.
  • Experience working with remote global teams and a flexible schedule to meet in different time zones.

The hiring range for this position in Washington and New York is $172,300 to $231,100 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.

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