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Senior Software Engineer, Frontend

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Software Engineering
  • Santa Monica, +3

AI generated summary

  • You need 5+ yrs building scalable web apps using JS/TS & React, a BS in CS or equiv exp, operational mindset, mentoring skills, emotional intelligence, React/Node.js production experience, web accessibility knowledge, REST/GraphQL API integration skills.
  • You will collaborate with team to translate requirements, write & maintain code, support software lifecycle, mentor developers, and ensure product specs are met.


  • 5+ years experience building highly scalable and performant consumer-facing JavaScript / TypeScript web applications
  • BS degree in computer science or equivalent work experience
  • Strong knowledge in JavaScript / TypeScript and React, with the ability to write well-documented, clear, and robust code.
  • Is operationally minded – biases towards proactively identifying and mitigating potential issues before impacting our viewers
  • Ability to support and mentor engineers by building trust and providing constructive feedback.
  • Exhibits emotional intelligence by fostering a collaborative, communicative, and empowered team culture.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Shipped production level React/Node.js application with high availability and throughput deployed to cloud platforms (e.g. AWS)
  • Solid understanding of web accessibility fundamentals and web performance metrics
  • Experience integrating with REST and/or GraphQL APIs at scale


  • Collaborates closely with product and project management to translate requirements into technical specifications and timelines to drive towards solutions.
  • Leads by example to write, maintain, and enforce code quality through test driven development.
  • Contributes to project needs and the evolution of the team's practices; recommending changes in development, coding, maintenance and system standards.
  • Efficiently supports software throughout the lifecycle. Adds new implementations and technical maintenance while maintaining clear documentation.
  • Supports and mentors developers through code reviews, knowledge-sharing, and technical leadership.
  • Review code and pull requests to ensure product and design specifications are met


What will be the main focus of a Senior Software Engineer, Frontend in this role?

The main focus of this role will be building experiences for core streaming products such as Disney+, Hulu, and Star+, aiming to create highly performant, scalable, and delightful streaming experiences for viewers.

What type of challenges can a Senior Software Engineer, Frontend expect to solve in this role?

As a Senior Software Engineer, Frontend, you will be solving sophisticated technical challenges at scale while finding opportunities to evolve products and technologies that power streaming experiences.

How collaborative is the environment for a Senior Software Engineer, Frontend within the Web Application Experiences team?

The environment is highly collaborative, with team members across product, design, program management, and engineering organizations working closely together to deliver exceptional streaming experiences for viewers.

Entertainment & Media

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!