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Monday, June 16, 2008

Sr Staff Software Engineer - Walt Disney (Seattle, WA)

Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) develops and delivers a compelling mix of interactive entertainment and information content and services for Internet and mobile devices for audiences around the world. WDIG is both a developer of unique new media experiences specifically designed for Internet and mobile media, and a developer of new platforms for distributing content selected from broad, existing entertainment divisions and libraries of The Walt Disney Company (TWDC). Its paramount mission is to provide a safe, secure environment for consumers to experience the Disney brand anytime and anywhere as they inform and entertain themselves, look to join communities with other Disney fans, or shop for products and services. WDIG integrates the unmatched breadth of content with a best-practices approach to Internet and mobile technology and drives multiple revenue streams from premium content offerings, advertising and ecommerce. The business also provides centralized strategic leadership, business execution support and a world-class technology platform for all of the Internet properties of TWDC. WDIG partners with all divisions of the company to execute their mobile and Internet plans and directly operates Disney.com and mDisney worldwide, Disney Family.com, FamilyFun.com, Wondertime.com, Movies.com and the recently acquired Club Penguin (www.clubpenguin.com) which has further strengthened the company’s objective of establishing clear leadership in online virtual worlds for kids and families. In a move that adds to its already strong line-up of family-targeted Web properties, WDIG in December acquired iParenting Media (www. iParenting.com) which features a wide array of professional and user-generated content including thousands of articles and expert Q&A’s and hundreds of active mom message boards. Additionally, the network includes the highly-regarded iParenting Media Awards (www.iParentingMediaAwards.com), the only certified product review and awards program in the industry.

WDIG has built a strong family of branded Web sites and is now taking an aggressive position in the distribution of entertainment content to new platforms as well as embracing new technology trends in online entertainment. Through WDIG, TWDC has become an early leader in wireless and broadband content. In addition, WDIG businesses have all successfully developed and continue to grow multiple revenue streams such as advertising, premium content subscriptions, syndication and e-commerce.

TWDC Internet sites hold the number one position in the sports, kids and family categories. ESPN.com consistently ranks top among sports sites and Disney.com is the number one kid’s entertainment and family community site. Collectively, TWDC’s family of Internet sites rank sixth in online corporate presence.


As a Senior Software Staff Software Engineer in the Advertising Systems group you will be working with a talented team extensively involved in both the technology and business of serving large scale on-line advertisements The Walt Disney Company’s properties, including Disney.com, ESPN.com, ABCNEWS.com, Movies.com and others.

Primary areas of responsibility include architecture, design, and implementation of software systems responsible for advanced delivery and tracking of online advertisements delivered to web pages, media players, mobile phones, etc. This position is also responsible for heuristics and algorithms for behavioral advertisement delivery and statistical analysis of advertising data.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager of Advertising Systems, you will be involved in all areas of the software development lifecycle. Responsibilities will also include:

  • Presenting technical issues and project status to senior and executive management
  • Identifying problems and opportunities, and championing solutions within the scope of the team's work
  • Documenting design, specifications, and code
  • Estimating and measuring software performance
  • Researching and evaluating new technologies
  • Designing complex software systems based on business requirements, utilizing full software lifecycle methodologies
  • Prototyping new technologies and approaches



  • Software specification, design and documentation
  • Software implementation
  • Maintenance and Support
  • Research and data analysis

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or similar field, Masters or PhD strongly preferred
  • 5+ years of software design and implementation
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Aptitude for communicating with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to meet project goals by business and team-driven deadlines

  • Experience in statistical analysis, operations research knowledge a plus (esp. SAS, SPSS, or similar)
  • Experience with relational database concepts and queries
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience with web applications
  • Experience with Object Oriented design and implementation
  • Experience with Java, C++ or similar
  • Ability to produce detailed design documents

TO APPLY, please visit www.disneycareers.com and search by JOB ID: 163349

To expedite consideration, we highly recommend that you BOTH upload your resume AND copy and paste the text when creating your candidate profile.

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