Senior Software Engineer, Backend (Java)

By | November 3, 2022

Job Responsibilities : Senior Software Engineer, Backend (Java)

Salary : $157900 per year

Company : (part of The Walt Disney Company)

Location : Remote US

Senior Software Engineer Backend (Java)

Disney Streaming encompasses the teams behind the Hulu Disney+ ESPN+ and Star+ streaming services within Disney’s Media & Entertainment Distribution group. We sit at the intersection between entertainment sports and technology and seek to connect viewers with the stories they love while pushing the streaming industry forward with consumer-first innovation.


The Content and Experience Delivery organization is composed of teams on a mission to deliver the best browse experience to our viewers across all of the Disney Streaming brands.

The Experience Orchestration Services (EOS) team is at the forefront of that mission! We build critical services that deliver layout information and content metadata directly to end-user devices. Our challenge is to provide low latency and high availability at scale for millions of users with an interface that can keep up with our constantly-growing streaming applications.

As a Senior Software Engineer you will collaborate closely with engineers project managers and product managers to find the best solution for our viewers. Your code is easy to read well-tested and drives best practices on the team. Your documentation is clear and concise quick to drive alignment. You value good-faith collaboration and having excellent relationships with our partner teams. If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you!


  • Actively participate in daily stand-ups and other scrum ceremonies.

  • Design new solutions and drive alignment across engineering and product teams.

  • Break down project work into tasks with reasonable time estimates.

  • Prioritize work within a project to deliver on the most necessary or urgent requirements.

  • Communicate with team members on progress.

  • Write code to implement new features or optimize existing services.

  • Determine the most efficient means to sufficiently test new code: unit tests integration tests performance tests etc. Participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation for our tier-1 critical services facing millions of users worldwide.

  • Use logs monitoring tools and work with developers to determine root causes across distributed components. Effectively execute on-call responsibilities such as deployments monitoring and investigating incidents.

  • Perform code reviews for members of the team bearing a sense of responsibility for approved code.

  • Mentor team members in areas of expertise. Help to onboard new team members.


  • 5+ years of related experience crafting and operating backend services.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or related field) or equivalent work experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge crafting and operating JVM services.

  • Able to design and drive consensus on backend architectures.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of caching technologies.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of object-oriented programming patterns.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of source control systems and CI/CD pipelines.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of operating within a Public Cloud Provider (e.g. AWS Microsoft Azure Google Cloud) Demonstrated knowledge of AGILE/Scrum practices.

  • Skilled at work breakdown and task estimation.


  • 1+ years of related experience crafting and operating large-scale high-availability backend services. Demonstrated knowledge of messaging technologies (e.g. Kafka Kinesis SQS etc.) Demonstrated knowledge of asynchronous programming.

  • Experience with functional programming patterns.

  • Experience with observability tools for metrics logging and monitoring (e.g. Datadog Splunk Grafana)

Additional Information:

Location: Seattle WA; New York NY; or Remote. Must be willing to work Eastern Time hours as needed.

The pay range for this position in Colorado is $117752 to $157960 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.


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