DisneyBurbank 91506
Full Time
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Sr. Software Engineer

Full Time Disney Studios, Burbank Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91506, United States


Who We Are:

The Enterprise Technology mission is to deliver technology solutions that align to business strategies while enabling enterprise efficiency and promoting cross-company collaborative innovation. The Enterprise Technology organization drives competitive advantage by enhancing our consumer experiences, enabling business growth, and advancing operational excellence.

The Custom Applications (CAPPS) Team is part of the Digital Experience (DX) Engineering group within the Enterprise Technology organization. DX drives innovative, strategic, and technology focused digital solutions and design thinking. CAPPS supports The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) segments and business units by building, maintaining, and operating digital media properties by partnering in all phases of development. Examples include open-source web applications, PHP and Ruby on Rails based enterprise services. By providing a wide range of consulting and delivery services throughout the product lifecycle, we guide business units through the relevant TWDC standards, requirements, and compliance processes, ensuring best practices are followed.

What You Will Do:

The Sr. Software Engineer will develop/code applications and services for a variety of internal customers across TWDC and is an expert of every tool, process, and technology (both proprietary and third party) used by CAPPS. They take an active role in liaising with internal & external project constituents & contributors to set and maintain standards & best practices through mentorship, evangelism of best practices, and review & approval of code.


  • Works closely with solutions architects, project managers, designers, and other project constituents to scope, architect, implement, and deliver software solutions according to requirements/specifications.
  • Works with Staff and other Senior Engineers, and Senior Manager, Engineering to follow and influence best practices for the Software Development strategy within CAPPS.
  • Partners with third-party vendors and other service delivery groups within Enterprise Technology.
  • Performs peer and vendor code reviews for compliance, security, performance, and best practices.
  • Executes hands-on, full-stack software development using professional, enterprise class software development tools.
  • Creates, supports, and maintains build pipelines for their projects, including components, and services.
  • Defines and writes automated test scenarios for any enhancements or changes to software.
  • Responsible for developing, enacting, and enforcing documentation, coding, process, and performance standards.
  • Supports Development Manager with team technical resourcing, such as hiring/on-boarding process
  • Provides guidance and mentorship to other team members on subjects like tools, pipelines, best practices, proprietary Disney services, and development and QA standards.

Must Have:

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in an IT related field
  • 10+ years team-based development
  • 7+ years PHP software development
  • 5+ years full-stack development and JavaScript development (client side)
  • 5+ years creating responsive stylesheets
  • 3+ years with WordPress theme and plugin development
  • 3+ years with a PHP MVC framework (such as Laravel, Symfony, Cake, Zend, etc.)
  • 3+ years developing Ruby on Rails apps

Nice to Have:

  • 5+ years consulting for customer-facing digital media properties; setting and managing client expectations in a consulting or agency environment.
  • 3+ years developing WordPress themes and/or plugins from scratch.
  • 1+ years’ experience with Docker, CI/CD automation technologies (Jenkins, etc.)
  • 1+ years’ experience working with Single Sign On integration (SAML, OAuth, etc.)
  • Familiarity with shell scripting and/or NodeJS


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Related Field or Work Experience required.  Master’s degree preferred.


The hiring range for this position in Burbank, CA $136,038 to $182,490 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, 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 the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.