Senior Software Engineer jobs in Manchester, United Kingdom

  • Permanent
  • M3


About the Role & Team

At Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology we’re responsible for building what aims to be the largest media streaming platform in the world, serving not just Disney+, but ESPN, ESPN+, Hulu and much more. We foster innovation, we challenge each other, and we put our users before all else: connecting them with the stories they love.

We’re looking for people who want to challenge themselves, to grow; people who understand scale… and care deeply about reliability. You will be surrounded by colleagues eager to help you succeed and be part of an ambitious, rewarding culture.

We work in small squads that promote Agile practices. Each team and their respective squads are responsible for design & implementation of services, infrastructure, deployment, delivery, and maintenance. We take great pride in owning what we build and seeing things through to the end.

We have a mature DevOps culture in place where teams are responsible for the infrastructure and deployment of those applications. We have the autonomy to choose the technologies and processes that help us achieve our objectives. So each team leverages the technology that fits their needs best. You’ll see us working with data processing / streaming like Kinesis; application technologies like PostgreSQL, Redis & DynamoDB; and breaking things using in-house chaos principles and tools such as Gatling to drive load… all deployed and hosted on AWS.

Many of our teams are advocates of functional programming, so you can expect to join a team that’s applying principles from FP to build these services: using Scala, Cats, ZIO, http4s, FS2, and Cats Effect.

What You Will Do

Be part of an Agile team building one of the world’s largest media streaming platforms.

Contribute to an inclusive culture that values learning & development, close collaboration between team members, and strives for excellence.

Leverage, learn and apply cutting edge technologies on challenging and varied business domains.

Develop your technical understanding to support and build your career.

Have the opportunity to contribute to our open source or blog communities

Apply principled engineering practices including unit testing, integration testing, and continuous integration.

Contribute to and lead a significant part of the implementation, design, testing, and deployment of services within your team.

Act as a mentor and an example to others in your team and across the organisation.

Required Qualifications & Skills

Good engineers can learn new skills – so we don’t expect candidates to be strong in all areas – these are not barriers to entry. Strength in some areas and an appetite to learn & improve is what we’re looking for!

Demonstrable understanding of high-quality coding, testing, and development practices

Experience working in a “Devops” environment

Experience or interest in functional programming and its real-world applications – particularly Scala stacks such as Scalaz, Cats Effect and ZIO

Experience of designing, building & operating distributed systems with multi-level failover & fallback strategies

Experience with Cloud Infrastructure, preferably with AWS

Experience building micro/web services – including REST and GraphQL

Monitoring and optimising applications, especially those written for the JVM

Relational and NoSQL databases, particularly PostgreSQL, Aurora, & DynamoDB with experience modelling & optimising query performance

Kinesis or any other streaming data

The Perks

25 days annual leave

Private medical insurance & dental care

Free Park Entry: You will have the opportunity to enter any of our parks with your family and friends for free

Disney Discounts: you are entitled to discounts on designated Disney products, resort F&B and ticketing

Excellent parental and guardian leave

Employee Resource Groups – WOMEN @ Disney, Disney DIVERSITY, Disney PRIDE, ENABLED, and our Mental Health & Wellbeing Group, TRUST.

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. Disney is committed to forming a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

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