Principal Software Engineer

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The Walt Disney Company
Full Time

Job Description

We are looking for a Principal Engineer in our Experience Management organization to architect and drive engineering initiatives that drive Disney Streaming's powerful curation ecosystem. You will be a crucial member of the Experience Management leadership team and work with the Director of Engineering. Experience Management is responsible for building tools & services that drive dynamic configuration and curation of content & artwork across Disney+, Star+, and Hulu. The teams you support are responsible for building critical services that empower marketing and programming teams at the company to design, configure and curate the viewer application experience in close to realtime. The work you do directly affects our business' programming, engagement and monetization goals.

The ideal candidate is looking to multiply the efficiency, architecture and culture of our organization by aspiring to leave things better than they find them. They excel in multi-tasking and context-switching across several crucial engineering domains. They have a strong background in crafting robust internal APIs and toolsets, are knowledgeable about best practices, and share our joint passion for continuously improving the Disney Streaming curation systems.

  • Drive the technical design and evolution of the services owned by the teams under Experience Management
  • Work with product, engineering and technical program management to guide the entire lifecycle of an initiative
  • Collaborate with principal engineers in other engineering orgs to understand upstream/downstream integrations and align on system design changes.
  • End-to-end ownership of systems: Ideate, review design, mentor during build, code-review, test, load-test, launch and monitor performance in production
  • Mentor engineers across the organization's domains and introduce proven best practices in a consistent manner across teams
  • Lead architectural and design discussions to help the teams build robust and scalable services in a microservices architecture
  • Build positive relationships with engineering managers in the organization to understand and solve for specific domain challenges
  • Stay organized and communicate to leadership about challenges and risks

Basic Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated success working as a full-stack senior or principal engineer of meaningful & sophisticated internal tools and API services for 3+ years
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, math, statistics, social science or related quantitative field
  • Strong partner and communicator with ability to articulate the architectural vision and technical concepts to many different technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to build incremental milestones from complex and long-term architectural goals
  • Ability to handle context-switching and supporting multiple priorities in parallel
  • Experience supporting teams in an agile software delivery environment
  • Success building relationships across engineering, product and leadership
  • Prior mentorship experience that focuses on guiding problem-solving for engineers
  • Patience, maturity and self-awareness navigating both technology and people
  • The ability to jump into a project and contribute immediately to both architecture and implementation
  • Experience working on internal systems that have strong stakeholder presence
  • Experience building reliable and scalable RESTful APIs
  • Experience working with cloud based deployments
  • Experience with Java/Spring, Python/Django or similar
  • Experience with ReactJS

Additional Information:

Location: Santa Monica, CA preferred but also open to US Remote for the right candidate


Company Information

Innovation is in the DNA of The Walt Disney Company. We are constantly elevating, evolving and pioneering the future of our theme parks, streaming platforms, films and more to always be one-step ahead when creating the latest in immersive entertainment experiences. Now it’s your time to innovate in ways never been done before because at Disney, we are setting the standard for what is possible in technology. Join our team today and create the tech behind the magic.

Dice Id : waltdfa
Position Id : 10004863
Originally Posted : 1 week ago

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