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Senior Software Engineer - Java Backend - Burbank, CA #3368639

Company: Disney ABC Television Group

Date: 05/19/2017

Category: Healthcare Services

City: Burbank, CA

The Disney | ABC Television Group (DATG) has a mission to bring compelling content to customers anytime and anywhere; data has and will continue to play an incredibly important role in our mission. The Data Engineering Team, a part of the Media Technologies & Strategy group, is responsible for innovating, developing, and evangelizing cutting-edge data products and solutions to support DATG’s mission

This role is a part of the Software Engineering team within the DATG IT organization. We strive to be a diverse team, passionate about great technology applied creatively to solve complex business problems. We are a motivated team that is committed to lifelong learning and improving, both in and out of the office. We strive to be flexible and adaptable to change both in how we execute projects and in the technologies we use to deliver our solutions. We care about the details because every pixel, every line of code and every user interaction with our products determines whether we are delivering on our commitment to producing the very best products possible. You’ll be joining a talented team that works interdependently toward aggressive goals to deliver technically sound solutions. We work to ensure that we share both accountability and credit as a team. We often include our users as part of our team and we work to connect with them on a human level, understanding their world, so we can deliver software that they love to use.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will use your deep Java, JavaScript and RDBMS/NoSQL development skills to write and test code that delivers new features and functionality and new products into our environment. You will be an important part of a motivated team where we’ll be looking for you to collaborate with the team to drive application architecture, code quality, and make sure we are doing the right thing by our users. This is a critical role on what will be a high profile project. We want someone that has grown up through the web software development ranks - possessing 6-8 years’ experience in designing and architecting highly scalable, usable, and performant web applications using Java/Java EE. This person would possess deep skills in server side technology (Java, JSP, Tomcat, RESTful Web Services, common frameworks like Spring, Hibernate), client side technology (JavaScript, HTML, HTML5), coupled with hands on database and NoSQL experience (MySQL, Oracle, MongoDB, etc). While The Walt Disney Company is a large company, ideally, we’d like if you have some previous experience in a U.S. startup environment and be comfortable performing multiple roles. We strive to get things done quickly, at high quality, and we are committed to the agile methodology. Our work is guided by lean principles (looking at value and looking for waste; not doing anything ‘for the sake of doing it’).

We’re looking for a passionate, impactful, technical leader who wants to come here to do their very best work and make their mark, add their chapter to the long and storied history of The Walt Disney Company. Someone who holds themselves and their teammates accountable in a professional, collaborative manner. A collaborative technologist who seeks to bring the best out in themselves and those around them. Someone who can provide a fresh perspective and innovative insight to our initiatives.

Responsibilities :

  • Lead projects utilizing test-driven development (TDD) methodologies

  • Lead code reviews and provide leadership and direction to junior engineers/programmers

  • 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

  • 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

  • Check-in valuable, clean 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 best practices and provide technical mentorship

  • Investigate and resolve any production issues from end user (UI) to persistence layer and work to prevent them

  • Work with project managers to ensure that all project deliverables are on time and high quality

  • Work collaboratively with other teams; QA, UX, EA, InfoSec, etc

  • Develop and mentor teams to write elegant code using effective automated unit tests

  • Assist in deploying applications to Dev, QA, Production environments

Basic Qualifications :

  • Have 6-8 years of experience in web application development or software engineering in a large enterprise environment using Java, including familiarity with modern frameworks (e.g., Spring, Hibernate)

  • Be able to demonstrate significant experience working with relational databases, SQL and newer NoSQL data stores

  • Have a strong interest in open source technology

  • Care about your craft and have opinions about the “right” way to do things with technology

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Previous work experience in media production, broadcast and/or distribution

  • Experience working with vendor teams to deliver high quality results

  • Knowledge of performance testing and application profiling highly desired (jProbe, jMeter, YourKit)

  • Strong curiosity about how Disney delivers the Magic and a desire to be a part of it

Required Education :

Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Engineering, or another technical field or equivalent work experiences

Preferred Education :

Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related technical discipline is highly desirable

Company Overview :

Disney|ABC Television Group (DATG) is one of today's premier media entertainment companies, combining high-quality content with the strategic use of technology to deliver compelling news and entertainment experiences to hundreds of millions of people around the world. This business segment of The Walt Disney Company is comprised of global entertainment and news television properties, the owned television stations group and radio. Our employees are leading, creating, and innovating, making bold moves in unexpected directions that redefine not just what a media company does, but what it can do. With Disney|ABC Television Group, you can be part of media's evolution, helping us create what's next.

Additional Information :

This Position is with the legal entity DATG

Job ID: 454788BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Disney ABC Television Group

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