Principal Software Engineer (Full Stack)
We are looking for a Principal Engineer in our Experience Management organization to architect and drive engineering initiatives that drive Disney Streaming’s powerful curation ecosystem. You will be a crucial member of the Experience Management leadership team and work with the Director of Engineering. Experience Management is responsible for building tools & services that drive dynamic configuration and curation of content & artwork across Disney+, Star+, and Hulu. The teams you support are responsible for building critical services that empower marketing and programming teams at the company to design, configure and curate the viewer application experience in close to realtime. The work you do directly affects our business’ programming, engagement and monetization goals.
The ideal candidate is looking to multiply the efficiency, architecture and culture of our organization by aspiring to leave things better than they find them. They excel in multi-tasking and context-switching across several crucial engineering domains. They have a strong background in crafting robust internal APIs and toolsets, are knowledgeable about best practices, and share our joint passion for continuously improving the Disney Streaming curation systems.
Drive the technical design and evolution of the services owned by the teams under Experience Management
Work with product, engineering and technical program management to guide the entire lifecycle of an initiative
Collaborate with principal engineers in other engineering orgs to understand upstream/downstream integrations and align on system design changes.
End-to-end ownership of systems: Ideate, review design, mentor during build, code-review, test, load-test, launch and monitor performance in production
Mentor engineers across the organization’s domains and introduce proven best practices in a consistent manner across teams
Lead architectural and design discussions to help the teams build robust and scalable services in a microservices architecture
Build positive relationships with engineering managers in the organization to understand and solve for specific domain challenges
Stay organized and communicate to leadership about challenges and risks
10+ years of Software engineering experience
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or related field) or equivalent work experience
Demonstrated success working as a Full-stack Senior or Principal engineer of meaningful & sophisticated internal tools and API services
Strong partner and communicator with ability to articulate the architectural vision and technical concepts to many different technical and non-technical audiences
Ability to build incremental milestones from complex and long-term architectural goals
Ability to handle context-switching and supporting multiple priorities in parallel
Experience supporting teams in an agile software delivery environment
Success building relationships across engineering, product and leadership
Prior mentorship experience that focuses on guiding problem-solving for engineers
Patience, maturity and self-awareness navigating both technology and people
The ability to jump into a project and contribute immediately to both architecture and implementation
Experience working on internal systems that have strong stakeholder presence
Experience building reliable and scalable RESTful APIs
Experience working with cloud based deployments
Experience with Java/Spring, Python/Django or similar
Experience with ReactJS
Location: Santa Monica, CA preferred but also open to US Remote for the right candidate
The pay range for this position in Colorado is $156,374 to $209,770 per year, however, base pay offered may vary depending on geographic region, internal equity, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.