Sr Software Engineer - BE

Disney Interactive - Palo Alto, CA

Posted 740 days ago
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    Mid-Senior level
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    Entertainment, Online Media, Computer Games
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Disney Interactive is seeking a senior backend software engineer with a passion for building world-class products and a desire to change the way the Walt Disney Company interfaces with its mobile guest. We are a fast-moving group tasked with delivering cross-platform integrated Disney experiences that will define the interactions of children and families online and change the way our customers experience our digital and physical assets. Our group enjoys a high level of autonomy and exposure to all parts of Disney and all levels of the organization. We are consumer-obsessed and always strive to deliver the best experience for our users while driving the most value for the Walt Disney Company.

  • Architect high performance applications and databases that interface with millions of users
  • Design and develop scalable Java applications with MongoDB/MySQL backend
  • Partner with Product Managers and Designers to develop guest-facing products
  • Collaborate with iPhone, Android, and JavaScript developers to ship new features and products
  • Resolve defects, support testing effort, and deploy production code on a frequent basis
  • Be a technical pillar for the engineering team through collaboration and mentorship of other engineers
  • Analyze the technical feasibility of product features and help to guide feature development and roadmap from a technical perspective

    Basic Qualifications
  • 5+ years of full software development lifecycle experience
  • 3+ years of Web development and internet technology experience
  • 3+ years of Object-Oriented Analysis, Design, and Development experience
  • Significant exposure to and demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of programming and analysis including design patterns, hardware and software requirements, systems requirements and deployment protocols
  • Experience with application servers required
  • Experience with relational and noSql databases is required
  • Experience with Web-service development and Restful design patterns
  • Experience building use case driven software with Agile Software Development and Test Driven Development methodologies
  • Strong collaborative skills and the ability to work in multiple roles
  • Experience with UNIX / Linux shell scripting

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Web framework equivalent experience building web pages from database, business layer, and UI
  • JavaScript/CSS/AJAX/HTML5 skills
  • Strong Internet technologies background including XML, JSON, Thrift, etc.
  • Experience building applications for the mobile web
  • Experience with Apache Tomcat or NGINX strongly desired
  • Experience with distributed architectures, database tuning or improving system performance strongly desired

    Required Education
    BS/BA degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience required

    Job Posting Industries
    Digital / Interactive

    Additional Information
    This position is with the legal entity Disney Interactive

    COMPANY OVERVIEW -- Disney Interactive, the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company, creates immersive, connected, interactive experiences across console, online, mobile and social network platforms to entertain and inform audiences around the globe. Disney Interactive mission is to deliver Disney content to fans, whenever and wherever they want it, through numerous interactive media platforms. Disney Interactive operates five global product groups:

    Disney Core Games produces console and handheld video games for the Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DS™, PlayStation®Portable, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment systems, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and the personal computer.

    Disney Interactive Media produces and a portfolio of leading lifestyle websites for families, including

    Disney Interactive Worlds develops online virtual worlds, providing connected game-play experiences for children around the globe

    Disney Mobile Games brings the best of Disney content to the mobile web, smart phone applications, and mobile games; in addition, Disney Interactive manages a Disney-branded mobile phone service in Japan in association with Softbank

    Disney Social Games produces best-in-class content for the rapidly growing platform of casual games on emerging platforms and social networks such as Facebook and MySpace.

    All five product groups work together to create a variety of connected, multi-platform entertainment experiences.
  • About this company

    Disney Interactive

    Disney Interactive, one of the world’s largest creators of high-quality interactive entertainment across all platforms, is the part of The Walt Disney Company responsible for the global creation and delivery of interactive entertainment, multi-platform video games, and family-focused content across all current and emerging digital media platforms. Disney Interactive produces and distributes a broad portfolio of content from Disney Interactive Games and Disney Interactive Media. Products and content released and operated by Disney Interactive include blockbuster mobile, social and console games, online virtual worlds, #1 kid’s entertainment destination and the #1 Family/Parenting portfolio on the Web.

    Disney Interactive is the interactive entertainment part of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS).



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