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Senior Manager, Software Engineering

Company: Walt Disney Co.
Location: Glendale
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:

DMED Technology creates products, platforms, and innovations for the DMED Segment and the Walt Disney Company by driving the strategic development and use of technology, building scalable systems and products to empower our businesses and engage consumers. With global scale, local presence, and deep technological excellence, DMED Technology helps DMED and The Walt Disney Company optimize technology, platforms, and resources, bring creative ideas to life and create industry-shaping approaches.

As part of the Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution's (DMED) technology team, you'll be joining a group of passionate, dedicated technologists solving a range of interesting problems in innovative ways in an exciting and dynamic industry. We are looking for high-performing and motivated individuals who challenge the status quo and drive software innovation!

Our team is seeking an experienced Senior Manager, Software Engineering to join our team and manage the delivery of multiple projects from design to release while managing the project's goals and contributing to the product strategy. The perfect candidate not only has thorough knowledge and technical expertise to provide technical leadership on major projects, but also has the passion of managing, mentoring, and developing a team of junior engineers.


  • Manage and grow a team of software engineers working on highly complex and visible initiatives across the organization
  • Define, architect and build high-quality software solutions while evangelizing technologies, solutions, and best practices
  • Lead multiple projects utilizing an Agile methodology (Scrum) in a continuous delivery environment Be both an effective people manager and a highly technical, hands-on coder
  • Collaborate with product management teams to ensure we're building the best products
  • Lead technical discussions, be a subject matter expert and have strategic influence
  • Create reference implementations (code) for the purpose of mentoring and leading more junior staff (when required). Develop and mentor teams to write elegant code using effective automated unit tests
  • Contribute new ideas to a larger community of high-caliber professionals
  • Balance resources, requirements, and complexity
  • Manage the deployment of applications to Dev, QA, Production environments
  • All other duties as assigned by Leadership

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading software engineering teams (mentoring junior engineers, setting technical direction, etc.)
  • Have a track record of delivering successful, innovative solutions
  • Experience in Agile software development
  • Experience architecting enterprise applications and databases that utilize load balancing, horizontal scalability, high availability, containers and server less technologies
  • Track record of designing and developing cloud native applications on AWS (EC2, EKS, Lambda,
  • API Gateway, Redis/Elasticache, SNS, SQS, Kafka, Step Functions)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with entertainment industry, talent administration, participations, residuals, royalty management systems is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience in the areas such as Cloud Native Design Patterns, Microservices, or API Strategy
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and manage technical teams, including performance management.
  • Track record of designing and developing secure, highly scalable, and responsive Single Page Applications. (Preferably using Angular 8, web pack, Bootstrap and/or Material Design).
  • Basic understanding of DevOps foundational principles and CI/CD tools. (Preferably using Terraform, Gitlab, Docker, and Kubernetes).
  • Passionate about technology and the possibilities that it opens up for users of our systems
  • Forever student - someone who loves always learning
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Required Education

  • BS in Computer Science or related field with 10+ years of experience

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company's international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney's stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Walt Disney Pictures 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 or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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