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Lead Software Engineer - Ad Platforms

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  • Job
    Senior & Expert Level
  • Software Engineering
  • $156.3K - $209.6K
  • Glendale


  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Engineering, or another technical field
  • Have 7+ years of experience in web application development or software engineering in a large enterprise environment using Java, including familiarity with modern frameworks and platforms (e.g., Spring, Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Be able to demonstrate significant experience working with relational databases, SQL and newer NoSQL data stores as well as event streaming platforms
  • Have a strong interest in open source technology
  • Possess good communication skills and enjoy mentoring and helping others to succeed as a team
  • Care about your craft and have opinions about the “right” way to do things with technology
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related technical discipline is highly desirable
  • Previous work experience in advertising or creative, design workflow applications
  • Experience working with vendor teams to deliver high quality results
  • Knowledge of performance testing and application profiling
  • Strong curiosity about how Disney delivers the Magic and a desire to be a part of it


  • Deliver software projects with high quality on time. Provide domain expertise and innovative solutions to complex business problems
  • Collaborate with leads and influence software architectures which are robust, scalable, fault-tolerant, secured and cloud-native
  • Possess AWS managed service solution design and implementation experience
  • Reason logically and creatively, identifying problems, drawing valid conclusions from the data available, and develop effective solutions while applying creative thinking in the design and development of high performing web applications
  • Collaborate with leads to keep the team’s technology radar and architecture principles aligned to the industry and needs of our users. Stay up-to-date on the latest software development technologies and trends
  • Lead code reviews and ensure that all code meets quality standards
  • Provide leadership and direction to junior and senior engineers
  • Deliver multiple projects utilizing an Agile methodology
  • Take a high ownership, self-sufficient, hands-on position on the team to lead and drive quality, maintain application stability
  • Write complex programs, analyze code changes and suggest improvements
  • Check-in valuable, clean and well-documented code on a daily basis that adds new features and capabilities
  • Create reference implementations for the purpose of mentoring and leading more junior staff (when required)
  • Help define engineering standards and provide technical mentorship to the team
  • Investigate and resolve any production issues from end user (UI) to persistence layer and work to prevent them
  • Work with product managers and managers to ensure that all project deliverables are on time and high quality
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to ensure that software solutions align with business goals


What qualities are you looking for in a Lead Software Engineer for Ad Platforms?

We are looking for someone who is passionate, impactful, and holds themselves and their teammates accountable in a professional, collaborative manner. We want a collaborative technologist who can bring out the best in themselves and those around them, and provide fresh perspectives and innovative insights to our initiatives.

What is the expected impact of the Lead Software Engineer on the Ad Platforms team?

The Lead Software Engineer is expected to make a significant impact by doing their very best work and adding their chapter to the long and storied history of The Walt Disney Company. They should strive to bring out the best in their team, provide innovative insights, and drive the success of our Ad Platforms initiatives.

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Mission & Purpose

From classic animated features and exhilarating theme park attractions to cutting edge sports coverage, and the hottest shows on television, The Walt Disney Company has been making magic since 1923, creating unforgettable stories that connect with audiences around the world. And we’re just getting started! The key to our success…. The Cast, Crew, Imagineers and Employees who honor Disney’s rich legacy by stretching the bounds of imagination to create the never-before-seen, bringing unparalleled entertainment experiences to people of all ages. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world and just imagine the stories you could be part of… What is #LifeAtDisney like? It’s a series of magical moments with cast members and employees developing and telling our stories in the most innovative ways. Whether it’s a day spent as a Disney VoluntEAR, or celebrating the release of a new interactive experience, retail product or movie, our days are filled with the knowledge that we are creating entertainment experiences the whole family can enjoy. Follow @DisneyCareers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for a peek behind-the-curtain, and discover how you could connect to a world of stories with Disney!