Lead Software Engineer - Identity & Insights

The Walt Disney Company
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Job Description

“We Power the Magic!” That’s our motto at Disney Experiences Technology & Digital. Our team builds premier immersive digital experiences for the Company’s world-class vacation brands including Disney’s Parks & Resorts worldwide, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, and Disney Vacation Club.

Do you have experience with complex event and stream processing? Are you passionate about creating a real-time consumer profile that power's magical experiences? Come join us! We are looking for a Lead Software Engineer who has deep experience in creating the capabilities that turn data into meaningful connections and insights. This role crafts and implements sophisticated software systems that efficiently capture, processing, and analyze consumer data to provide calculate insights in real-time. You will be a part of a group of experienced Engineers who deliver consumer data assets, reporting to the Manager, Technology responsible for consumer identity and insights.


  • Design and develop a robust engineering approach to deliver a real-time profile, ensuring high performance, scalability, and reliability.
  • Continuously work to balance between build and buy based upon industry and capability advancements.
  • Collaborate with data scientists and analysts to integrate advanced data rules and machine learning models into the creation of the profile.
  • Work closely with product managers to understand business needs and translate them into technical requirements.
  • Continuously research and integrate new technologies and methodologies to enhance capabilities.

Experience & Skills:

  • 7+ years of related work experience in software engineering, with a focus on real-time complex event and stream processing.
  • Experience in crafting and developing complex, high-performance, highly available distributed software systems and architectures.
  • Experience with real-time processing technologies like Apache Beam and Flink
  • Previous success in crafting large scale data systems that perform complex event processing.
  • Strong skills in programming languages such as Python or Java.
  • Strong knowledge of API design and microservices architecture.
  • Familiarity with machine learning algorithms and data science principles.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience.

Preferred Education:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience.


The hiring range for this position is $142,106.00 to $209,660.00 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. 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.

About Disney Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Attractions Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

Walt Disney Attractions Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Company Info.

The Walt Disney Company

From classic animated features and exhilarating theme park attractions to cutting edge sports coverage, and the hottest shows on television, The Walt Disney Company has been making magic since 1923, creating unforgettable stories that connect with audiences around the world. And we’re just getting started! Disney Streaming Services is a business unit within Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment that oversees all consumer

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