Daniel Kirkdorffer


Extensive experience in all facets of software development. Possessing exceptional interpersonal, analytical, organizational, managerial, written and technical skills. Highly motivated influencer who brings to every job a high level of passion, dedication, excellent communication skills and an assiduous attention to detail.

Core strengths in:

•   Java Ecosystem, Web, and Cloud / AWS
•   Backend Microservices, Serverless, REST
•   Business Analysis, Specifications and Tech Docs
•   DevEx, Tools, Best Practices, SDLC, CI/CD Pipelines
•   Customer and Client Interfacing, Problem Solving
•   Dual Citizen (US / British), Bilingual (English / French)


Platforms: x86, ARM, Mac, Linux, Windows, UNIX, SUN Solaris
Languages: Java, Python, Groovy, Scala, Perl, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, CSS, Shell Scripts, Ruby, SAS, VBA
DBs & Datastores: AWS Aurora, RDS, DynamoDB, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, DB2, HSQLDB, Informix, Sybase, Redis, Couchbase, Cassandra
Frameworks: Spring, Spring Boot, MVC frameworks, NodeJs, React, Ruby on Rails, Netflix OSS, Struts
App Servers/Containers: Docker, Apache Tomcat, Jetty, WebLogic, WebSphere, ATG Dynamo, JBoss
Methodologies: Agile, Scrum (Certified ScrumMaster), Kanban, CI/CD, Iterative, RAD
Technologies: AWS (EC2, ECS, Kinesis, KCL, S3, ECR, Lambda, SQS, SNS, CloudFormation, X-Ray, IAM, Step Functions), TestNG, JUnit, Spock, Guava, Swagger, Selenium, Log4j, JQuery, YUI, Ajax, REST, Servlets, JDBC, MyBatis, JSP, JSTL, JPA, Hibernate, Flyway, Velocity, DHTML, JMS, Java Mail, EJB, RMI, AWT, CGI, SMS, JFreeChart, Pentaho, MS Reporting Services, XML, Laszlo, DTD, XSD, XSL, XSLT, StAX, JAXB, JAX-RS, JSON, Jackson, Web Services, SOA, SOAP, SonicMQ, SwiftMQ, MQ Series, Sonic ESB
Dev/Tools: Jenkins, GitLab CI, IntelliJ / Plugins, Eclipse, Gradle, Maven, Ant, Distelli, Slack, SonarQube, Crucible, Bugzilla, Jira, Confluence, Splunk, Kibana, New Relic, CloudWatch, BlazeMeter, Firebug, Rally, VersionOne, Paw
Version Control: Git, GitHub, GitLab, Stash/BitBucket, Artifactory, Nexus, Mercurial, Subversion, CVS, ClearCase, Visual Source Safe, Perforce


Disney, Seattle, WA
2020 – Present
Lead DevEx Engineer – Identity Engineering, Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology

Lead of an Engineering Enablement / DevEx team tasked with supporting Account, Profile & Privacy stream-aligned feature teams, focusing on cross-cutting initiatives, standardization and best practices, knowledge sharing, CI/CD support, development and monitoring tools, and POCs.

Lead Software Engineer – Identity Engineering, Disney Streaming, DMED
2020 – 2021

Lead of a development team responsible for platform level Consumer Identity services. These included login and registration orchestration APIs used by all Disney BUs.

Staff Software Engineer (Contract) – Consumer Identity Services, Disney Streaming, DMED
2021 – 2022

Worked in the OneID Backend Services Team, developing and supporting high volume consumer registration, profile and login AWS hosted Web and microservices used by all Disney properties.

Nortal, (acquired Dev9), Kirkland, WA, consulting at Disney
2017 – 2020
Senior Software Engineer – Consumer Identity, DTCI
2018 – 2020

Worked in the OneID Backend Services Team, developing and supporting high volume consumer registration, profile and login Web and microservices services used by all Disney properties.

Senior Software Engineer – Consumer Data, DTCI
2017 – 2018

Worked on the Enterprise Permissions Center team, a “first to the Cloud” AWS hosted project at Disney to create Web services to support the management of consumer subscriptions for all business units and segments.

Nike, Beaverton, OR
2015 - 2016
Senior Application Engineer (Contract)
Worked on Nike's Consumer Profile Capability team building out a new Identity microservice layer.

Dev9, Kirkland, WA, consulting at Disney
Senior Software Developer – Consumer Identity, DCAT
Senior Developer on a project to port Disney's Guest ID web service interface implementation from PHP to Java.

Boeing, Renton, WA
2013 - 2014
Senior Software Engineer (Contract)
Senior Developer for a new training and course document authoring and assembly system with the Flight Technical Data Applications group within Boeing Training & Flight Services. Responsible for the development of RESTful web services, establishing development practices, and supporting CI build and deployment processes.

iSoftStone, Kirkland, WA, consulting at AT&T
2010 - 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Contributed to a multi-year Agile Scrum development effort to enhance and grow AT&T's Developer Program site and services. Helped evolve what was an ex-Waterfall team into one that deploys to production every two weeks.

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BSc, Computer Science / Math, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN


An always up-to-date version of this resume can be found at http://www.kirkdorffer.com/resume.html