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Principal Software Engineer


The Walt Disney Studios is comprised of large team of creative professionals who produce and acquire live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings and live stage plays that tell memorable, life changing stories. Few media and entertainment companies can rival the brands we have the honor of bringing to the world.
As part of the Studio’s Technology team you’ll be joining a group of seasoned, dedicated technologists solving a range of interesting problems in innovative ways in an exciting and dynamic industry.
We’re a casual shop that values passion, community involvement and code that stands out. If you are interested, we’d love to hear from you.
ResponsibilitiesWhat You Will Be Creating:
You will be working in a small team of multi-disciplined engineers on creating the next generation of the Studio’s platform for digital distribution and servicing of post-theatrical and broadcast content.

  • Analyze requirements and incrementally drive/lead technical solutions, balancing short-term delivery and long-term functional and technical goals.
  • Collaborate with other engineers(Software, QA, DevOps), product and business stakeholders, and domain experts
  • Evangelize technologies, solutions, and best practices
  • Contribute new ideas to a larger community of high-caliber professionals
  • Pair program, all day, every day and believe in working at a sustainable pace
  • Conduct research and analysis, as needed, to report on the software engineering trends throughout the industry - specifically focused on the entertainment industry.
  • Interface with various outside entities for work on integration points
  • Listen, mentor and build consensus
  • Effectively communicate trade-offs and technical decisions

Basic QualificationsWhat’s Your Story?
At a minimum we’re looking for the following in a candidate:

  • BS in Computer Science or related field with 15+ years of experience or MS/PhD with 10+ years of experience
  • Very passionate about coding (If you have a Github profile, that’s awesome!)
  • Very passionate about following ideas and trends in software development:
    • Agility
    • Evolutionary Architecture
    • Functional Languages
    • Domain Driven Design
    • Microservices
    • Cloud computing
    • Continuous delivery
    • TDD
    • Automation and monitoring
  • Can analyze trends for their applicability per situation
  • Know the fundamentals of CS and programming languages
  • You should be described by your managers and peers as a:
    • Problem solver
    • Innovative developer
    • Relentless learner
    • Inquisitive
  • Excellent Written and verbal communication skills
  • Excited to learn more about the Studio

Some technologies and tools we use:

  • Java, JS, Kotlin
  • Spring 5
  • ORM (e.g JPA, Hibernate)
  • REST, GraphQL
  • React, AngularJS
  • Node.js
  • TDD - unit, integration, functional, and load tests
  • Git
  • Jenkins
  • Maven, Gradle
  • RDBMS( e.g. Postgres and Oracle on RDS)
  • NoSQL (MongoDB, DynamoDB, Redis)
  • Docker, Kubernetes, Openshift
  • Queuing: SQS, Kafka, RabbitMQ
  • AWS
  • Google Cloud

And we are always open to trying other technologies. Required Education

  • BS in Computer Science or related field with 15+ years of experience or MS/PhD with 10+ years of experience

Company Overview It’s the magic of immersing yourself in a motion picture masterpiece, or a new track from your favorite band, or the spectacle of a live Broadway show. It’s hard to define and even harder to create, but that’s what we do at The Walt Disney Studios. Ours is a culture of innovation, collaboration and creativity. We raise the bar, then step over it, blazing trails through the production and distribution of world class entertainment around the globe. If you want to help tell compelling, enduring stories through movies, music or stage plays, then we want to hear from you.
Additional InformationThis position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Studios, an equal opportunity employer.

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