The Walt Disney Company Senior Software Engineer in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

The Senior Software Engineer applies practical knowledge of development and engineering to conceive, design, develop, test, and implement software fixes, enhancements, components, and/or new software systems and applications of moderate to high complexity. The Senior Software Engineer owns design and development, and drives development of components through his/her own and subordinate engineers’ work. The Senior Engineer provides technical guidance and acts as a point of escalation and technical expert. The Senior Software Engineer designs and develops highly scalable software systems and applications.

The Senior Software Engineer is a hands-on software engineer who will:

  • Work closely with studio team to design and deliver features based on prioritized tasks.

  • Determine how to solve business problems by asking questions and understanding value propositions.

  • Contribute to releases and drive improvements in the product releases.

Responsibilities :

  • Oversee internal and vendor delivered work.

  • Lead team members in the delivery of technology solutions which meet business delivery expectations, maintain portfolio currency and integrate best engineering practices.

  • Provide technical direction and leadership; inspiring and coaching other technical team members

  • Develop, review and execute on established technical road maps and continual product optimizations.

  • Participate in scrum sessions and assist with sprint planning, sprint retrospective and sprint demos.

  • Identify, mitigate or appropriately escalate delivery impediments, risks, issues and changes to development projects.

  • Assess the technical skills of the internal Cast Members and contracted application developers where appropriate.

  • Keep team and peers abreast of trends, products, frameworks, applications and provide concise summaries of the findings.

Basic Qualifications :

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • A minimum of five (5) years of software development experience

  • Experience collecting, reviewing and updating requirements and/or user stories

  • Experience writing technical documentation and providing engineering deliverables

  • Experience with SCRUM and other Agile development practices.

  • A demonstrated pattern of leadership, formal or otherwise.

TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Is already or is becoming a recognized expert in software development.

  • Has solid understanding of the software development life cycle SDLC (e.g. requirements, analysis, design, implementation, testing, and documentation) and associated execution models (e.g. Waterfall, Agile, Iterative Development, etc.).

  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills.

  • Expert level knowledge in Object Oriented Programming.

  • Strong understanding of Computer Science fundamentals.

  • Experience implementing Web client presentation frameworks (JavaScript, Angular, app.js etc.)

  • Demonstrated understanding of mobile development including responsive mobile web and/or hybrid mobile frameworks such as Ionic, PhoneGap, Sencha Touch, or Kendo UI.

  • Modern web/app development technologies (JavaScript, Angular, Node.js, Mocha, Chai, Sinon, Grunt, Bower )

  • Experience with cloud based services, high availability systems (AWS, Azure, ServiceNow, etc.)

  • Strong knowledge of unit testing, behavioral testing and continuous integration

  • Strong application performance / tuning skills

  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of maintainable / sustainable product solutions

SOFT SKILLS & OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. The position requires frequent communication with senior leaders, technical colleagues and partners across several different geographic locations and time zones

  • Proven ability to work with all members of an extended and diverse project team

  • Excellent orientation to both the details and the bigger picture

  • Must be detail-oriented, self-organized, committed to quality and be capable of tracking multiple issues simultaneously

  • Ability to handle virtual teams and work with resources in multiple sites (onsite, offshore, near shore)

  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multitask effectively

  • Support on-call response to critical operational issues; be able to work beyond normal hours and support implementation transition activities and hyper-care shifts as needed

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Scrum Master certification or similar Agile and/or SDLC certifications are a plus

  • Experience with QA and software analytic tools is a plus

  • 2+ years of experience working as a lead developer within complex systems development environments

  • A thorough understanding and passion for Agile principles.

  • Experience with User Interfaces and/or SOA concepts is also desired

  • Understanding of the Theme Park operations domain is a plus

  • AWS Server-less Architecture (Lambda, API gateway, Aws IoT, DynamoDB, Aurora, Kinesis, Redshift)

  • Native mobile development (Swift, XCode 8, Objective C, OOP design, CocoaPods)

  • Java/J2EE or C#/.NET application development experience

  • Software Performance Optimization (memory, CPU, scaling, etc...)

  • Internet of Things (IoT) experience a plus (working with micro controllers, firmware development, MQTT/REST/Micro Services architecture, Arduino other embedded devices, LPWAN)

Required Education :

Undergraduate degree in a technology related field (i.e. Computer Science, Information Systems, mathematics, engineering or other scientific or technology discipline) and/or equivalent work experience in the computer sciences and/or IT field.

Preferred Education :

Graduate degree in a technology or scientific related field (i.e., Computer Science, Information Systems, mathematics, engineering or other technical discipline); any advanced degree is highly desirable.

Company Overview :

“We make magic.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!

The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences. Bring your individual talents here and discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

“It takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt was on to something when he said that, and it continues to ring true today. No matter the stage in your career, being a part of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts means being a part of a team where you help bring innovation to life through unsurpassed products, services and most importantly remarkable experiences. As a Cast Member you are the steward and connection to our legacy and the backbone of our thriving innovations. Join our team and watch your dreams come true.

Additional Information :

This position is with the legal entity of Walt Disney Attractions Technology LLC, an equal opportunity employer.

Job ID: 453568BR

Location: Lake Buena Vista,Florida

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts