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Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Lead Software Engineer in Santa Monica, California

Disney Streaming Services Web team is seeking a Lead Software Engineer with a passion for developing performant, highly available, consumer-facing experiences using modern web technologies. Our team collaborates with both technical and non-technical teams to deliver engaging experiences for our subscribers. As a developer on the Web Identity team, you'll build and deploy critical retention features used by millions of users. If you're passionate about the Web and interested in changing the landscape of television, we'd love to meet you!

Responsibilities :

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Develop software & infrastructure that powers the DisneyPlus.com, StarPlus.com, and Hulu.com identity experience

  • Support and mentor developers through code reviews, knowledge-sharing, and technical leadership

  • Advocate for best practices across the web domain

  • Interface with backend services to broker service level agreements on behalf of web

  • Lead projects from concept to launch, where you’ll collaborate with Product Managers to distill requirements into design and technical specifications

  • Build experiments to reduce churn on all disney streaming platforms

  • Partner with UX to transform mock-ups into engaging, accessible web experiences

Basic Qualifications :

WHAT TO BRING:

  • 7+ years of professional experience developing large, well-tested JavaScript applications

  • Expert understanding of web technologies and the browser environment

  • Excellent front-end debugging skills

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

  • Previous experience being a mentor to junior and senior developers

Preferred Qualifications:

NICE-TO-HAVES:

  • Shipping a highly available and secure production React/Node.js application

  • Develop applications in cloud platforms (e.g. AWS) that reached millions of users per month

  • Experience working with Agile methodologies

  • Experience building A/B tests

  • Working knowledge of web accessibility fundamentals

Required Education :

  • BS degree in computer science or equivalent work experience

Additional Information :

DISNEYTECH

Job ID: 979278BR

Location: Santa Monica,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

The Walt Disney Company is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 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.

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