Lead Software Engineer

Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology

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60Job Description:

Job Summary 
– Note: This role will require you to be onsite 4 days a week” 

As a Lead Software Engineer, you will be responsible for leading an engineering squad within the Identity Engineering organisation. 

You will be empowered to make technical and architectural decisions, and to influence the roadmap for your squad and the wider team, working in partnership with your peers across Product, Project Management and Engineering.


You will contribute to and be part of an engaging, dynamic and inclusive engineering organisation, grounded in scrum and agile practices, CI/CD, great collaboration, functional programming and motivated by a commitment to continuous learning and improvement. 

Identity Engineering delivers Consumer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) capabilities across The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) including but not limited to: Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Parks. Identity Engineering squads build and run high-traffic and globally replicated systems which form an integral and visible part of every user’s journey at Disney properties. 

 The Data Storage and Tooling squad are responsible for designing, building, testing, maintaining and supporting multiple services that permit TWDC to read and write customer data in a highly available and performant manner whilst ensuring strict data guarantees. They are also responsible for creating tooling to enable the safe and secure migration of data as part of our ongoing work to improve our customer’s experiences. 


The Opportunity & Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the design, development, testing, deployment, and support of stateful microservices and lambdas in a multi-region cloud environment. 

  • Promote and support Agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, and Scrumban by leading regular ceremonies such as stand-up, retrospectives and sprint planning. 

  • Mentor engineers within your squad (and beyond!) to help them improve their technical ability and build their profile within and outside of the organisation. 

  • Collaborate with Product Managers, Designers, QA, Operations, and other stakeholders to understand requirements and articulate technical decisions and outcomes. 


The Experience We Require From You: 

  • Familiarity with at least one of the following Java Virtual Machine (JVM) languages: Java, Scala, or Kotlin.  

  • Familiarity with at least one of the following cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Compute (GCP), or Microsoft Azure. 


Desirable Skills 

  • Familiarity with the Scala programming language and popular frameworks such as: Cats, Cats Effect, ZIO, and http4s. 

  • Familiarity with both object oriented programming (OOP) and functional programming (FP) best practices. 

  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, and infrastructure as code (IaC) best practices. 


The Perks: 


  • 25 days annual leave 

  • Private medical insurance & dental care 

  • Free Park Entry: You will have the opportunity to enter any of our parks with your family and friends for free 

  • Disney Discounts: you are entitled to discounts on designated Disney products, resort F&B and ticketing 

  • Disney+ Subscription 

  • Excellent parental and guardian leave  

  • Employee Resource Groups – WOMEN @ Disney, Disney DIVERSITY, Disney PRIDE, our new disability & neurodiversity focused group – ENABLED, and our Mental Health & Wellbeing Group, TRUST. 


About Disney Streaming

This position is with Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC 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.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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.

Location: London

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