Senior C# Full Stack Developer (8 month FTC)

Walt Disney World Resort

Job Summary by the Career Balance Team:

The Walt Disney Company is looking for a Lead Application Developer to support the Walt Disney Travel Company (UK & Ireland) ecommerce platform. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and updating the platform, as well as managing a team of junior developers. They will also be responsible for translating user requirements into HTML markup and ensuring responsive design across different devices. Additionally, the Lead Application Developer will provide technical expertise and support to the digital production team and stay up to date with the latest technology trends.

Job Description:

  • Work as a principal part of the Disney Destinations International team supporting Walt Disney Travel Company (UK & Ireland) ecommerce platform and portfolio of marketing microsites.
  • As a key member of the development team you will maintain and update the bespoke ecommerce platform, taking a lead role in evolving the front and back-end technology stack and migrating legacy code across to an ASP.NET framework.
  • Translate user requirements and/or static designs into semantic HTML markup, utilising client-side scripting to efficiently deliver rich functionality, and CSS to ensure responsive design across device types.

This role is an 8 month fixed term contract and will require you to be onsite 4 days a week.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Take a leading role in Front and Back-end website development, managing junior team members to deliver complex solutions across full development life cycle, bringing a talent for complex problem solving and ability to provide new perspectives to bear on consistently improving the team and product.
  • Organize and manage website release process both on legacy and MVC web applications, ensuring feature code can enter production smoothly and seamlessly.
  • Take line-management responsibility for two junior developers, providing regular performance reviews, technical direction and mentoring. Ensure direct reports are cognizant of company and team processes and practices and act as a resource on technical and business requirements. Work with the relevant business partners to resolve any HR issues direct reports may have.
  • Write and evangelize maintainable, scalable, fault-tolerant code, utilizing SOLID principles and OO design/architectural patterns. Ensure standards and best-practices are understood and followed by all team members, training and mentoring where necessary.
  • Demonstrates conceptual and practical expertise in platform architecture, ideally with experience of complex greenfield web applications.
  • Take Scrum management responsibility when required, running scrum ceremonies (retro, shaping, daily standups) and ensuring the team is empowered to meet sprint commitments.
  • Provide technical expertise and in-depth knowledge to digital production team in requirement and scoping meetings in order to create accurate and detailed feature requirements.
  • Mentor and support more junior team members. Lead on small projects both independently and in supervisory role, helping upskill the team in both technical and product knowledge.
  • Proactively manage tools, hardware and environments to support development requirements.
  • Manage integration with third party software providers (e.g. Queue-It), taking responsibility for maintaining the relationship and integrating the technology successfully into the website.
  • Motivate and lead team members to identify workflows and services for managing code, from version control to deployment strategies.
  • Log and troubleshoot errors using appropriate tools.
  • Proactively research and explore techniques to maintain position at the forefront of technology and enhance future business offerings.

Areas of Accountability

  • The position has direct responsibility to Lead Application Developer, Walt Disney Travel Company (International).
  • Accountable to multiple stakeholders across DDI Sales & Marketing.

Experience and Professional Qualifications Required

  • Strong background in digital experience with an extensive digital portfolio.
  • Experience with bespoke ecommerce web applications essential.
  • Experience in a development role, either client- or agency-side.
  • Degree or equivalent in Computer Science (or related field).

Skills Required

  • Experienced full-stack developer with in-depth back-end (C#, ASP.NET, MVC 5) and front-end (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, react) web application knowledge.
  • Extensive experience with Visual Studio, or equivalent IDE.
  • Significant experience and understanding of SOAP WebServices and XML/XPATH.
  • Solid experience of RESTful API development and consumption.
  • Significant working knowledge of SQL Server and T-SQL queries and code-first Entity Framework ORM development.
  • Experience with IoC containers (Autofac, Ninject etc)
  • DevOps experience, with knowledge of CI and automated build tools (e.g. TeamCity, Cake, Octopus)
  • Experience with SDL Tridion (or similar enterprise CMS) desirable
  • Experience with Photoshop (other Adobe CC desirable).
  • Experience with unit testing frameworks (e.g. NUnit, MOQ, Specflow)
  • Experience leading an Agile team in a Scrum Master capacity.
  • Proven expertise with source code management products and processes (e.g. Git, Gitflow, SourceTree)
  • Experience with issue tracking software (e.g. JIRA)
  • Experience with NuGet package manager.
  • Comfortable working in small teams, and taking the lead in managing development tools, environments, etc. as required.
  • Proven track record of delivering features and projects to deadlines and hitting milestones.
  • Understanding of application/database bottlenecks and performance tuning, and ability to troubleshoot with appropriate tools.

Equal opportunity

The Walt Disney Company is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. 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.

Location: London

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