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Backend Software Engineer in Burbank, CA - HCL America - Disney Worldwide Services
Ref No.: 18-51011
Location: Burbank, California
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 7 Years
Start Date: 07/19/2018
 Backend Software Engineer Summary
As a Backend Software Engineer, you will use your deep Java and RDBMS/NoSQL development skills to write and test code that delivers new features and functionality and new products into our environment.  You will be an important part of a motivated team where we'll be looking for you to collaborate with the team to drive application architecture, code quality, and make sure we are doing the right thing by our users.  This person would possess skills in server side technology (Java, JSP, Tomcat, RESTful Web Services, common frameworks like Spring, Hibernate), client side technology (JavaScript, HTML, HTML5), coupled with hands on database and NoSQL experience (MySQL, Oracle, MongoDB, Cassandra, etc).  While The Walt Disney Company is a large company, ideally, we'd like if you have some previous experience in a U.S. startup environment and be comfortable performing multiple roles.  We strive to get things done quickly, at high quality, and we are committed to the agile methodology. Our work is guided by lean principles (looking at value and looking for waste; not doing anything 'for the sake of doing it').
We're looking for a passionate, impactful, aspiring technical leader who wants to come here to do their very best work and make their mark, add their chapter to the long and storied history of The Walt Disney Company.  Someone who holds themselves and their teammates accountable in a professional, collaborative manner.  A collaborative technologist who seeks to bring the best out in themselves and those around them.  Someone who can provide a fresh perspective and innovative insight to our initiatives.
Key Responsibilities
•           Utilizing test-driven development (TDD) methodologies
•           Write complex programs, analyze code changes and suggest improvements
•           Reason logically and creatively, identifying problems, drawing valid conclusions from the data available, and develop effective solutions while applying creative thinking in the design and development of high performing web applications
•           Check-in valuable, clean code on a daily basis that adds new features and capabilities
•           Investigate and resolve any production issues from end user (UI) to persistence layer and work to prevent them
•           Work with project managers to ensure that all project deliverables are on time and high quality
•           Work collaboratively with other teams; QA, UX, EA, InfoSec, etc
•           Assist in deploying applications to Dev, QA, Production environments
You Should… 
•           Hold a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Engineering, or another technical field
•           Be able to demonstrate significant experience working with relational databases, SQL and newer NoSQL data stores
•           Have a strong interest in open source technology
•           Care about your craft and have opinions about the "right” way to do things with technology
Preferred Experience/Education/Skills
•           Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related technical discipline is highly desirable
•           Previous work experience in media production, broadcast and/or distribution
•           Experience working with vendor teams to deliver high quality results
•           Knowledge of performance testing and application profiling highly desired (jProbe, jMeter, YourKit)
•           Strong curiosity about how Disney delivers the Magic and a desire to be a part of it