Lead Software Engineer

Lead Software Engineer

03 Jul 2022
Connecticut, Bristol, 06010 Bristol USA

Lead Software Engineer

The Team :Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment aligns technology, content, and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.DMED is an equal opportunity employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.Job Overview :The Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution (DMED) Productivity Engineering team is seeking a Software Engineer who has a true passion for creating innovative tools and frameworks. This engineer will help us develop tools that support a large variety of Disney software products on web, mobile, and OTT platforms. We are looking for an Engineer who is excited to push the envelope and grow with our team.Our team is motivated by a desire to continuously improve and create efficiencies within the DMED organization. We are a fast-paced group that takes extraordinary pride in creating innovative tools, and constantly improving upon them. We do not shy away from tough problems and take delight in solving the hard one's other folks might say are impossible to solve at scale.Just some of the exciting products we work on include the websites & mobile apps for ESPN & ESPN Fantasy, ABC / ABC News, National Geographic and Marvel Unlimited! We work very closely with these brands and teams and strive to be as close to the product as possible as we are also fans ourselves!As a member of our team, you will strive to accomplish the following goals:Leading the successful design & implementation of solutions for complex technical problems with DMED engineering teams

Owning the development and maintenance of the architecture for frameworks, execution environments, build systems and tooling used across multiple products

Providing strategic input on future initiatives with stakeholders and other engineers

Define high level project architecture. Communicate architecture decisions to all members of the team

Contributing and defining Key Performance Indicators to be used for defining project statuses and effectiveness

Check-in valuable, clean code daily that adds new features and capabilities

Becoming a core member of our Productivity Engineering team, helping others increase productivity through innovation, and championing the core value of Disney Quality

Responsibilities :Developing and supporting test automation frameworks, execution environments and reporting tools.

Writes codes that establishes and enhances frameworks and design proof of concepts.

Coordination of complex tasks with external teams & stakeholders.

Mentoring junior developers and providing in-depth code reviews and technical analysis.

Providing end-user and developer training on automation tools and frameworks.

Prioritize, estimate, and define complex projects and tools.

Coordinate scheduling, updates, and communications with internal and external teams.

Contributing and defining Key Performance Indicators to be used for defining project statuses and effectiveness.

Providing strategic input on future initiatives with stakeholders and other engineers.

Investigating and resolving any framework, tool or execution of environmental issues affecting our services.

Serving as an advanced resource for other software engineers on the team. Collaboration with immediate teams and peers to design complex solutions, peer review code, and suggest optimization.

Required Education :Bachelor’s degree or the foreign equivalent in Computer Science

Basic Qualifications :7+ years of progressive experience in a software development (SDE) occupation, including automated testing of front end and backend services

Proficient in object-oriented design and expertise with one of the following programming languages: Node/JavaScript, Java, Python

4+ years of experience with test automation and unit testing frameworks

2+ year of experience with leading teams of 2 or more

Experience working with high-performing teams using Agile and Lean methodologies and frameworks

Experience in modern design patterns and techniques and have led the design of small to large products

Experience in deriving and gathering quality KPI’s to give insight into product’s health and progress

Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills

Organized, detail-oriented and able to deliver project tasks on time

Strong verbal and written communication skills. Highly motivated, self-starting individual

Preferred Qualifications :Experience shipping a production React or Node.js application

Experience in mobile application development and testing

Experience with developing applications in cloud platforms (e.g., AWS)

Experience working with Agile methodologies

Working knowledge of web accessibility fundamentals

Experience with Kafka, Amazon SQS, and Kinesis

Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Spinnaker, and continuous integration/delivery systems

Experience writing Gherkin Syntax to facilitate the development of automated test scenarios

Experience developing advanced mocking mechanisms (e.g., rule-based proxies and dummy-services)

Experience with test suite/case/run management tools (e.g., JIRA Xray, etc.)

Location: Bristol,ConnecticutJob Posting Company:The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email Candidate.Accommodations@Disney.com with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.

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