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Lead Software Engineer Android

Working at Disney for the Connected Devices team is unlike anything else. Thats because were always finding new ways to interact with fans however and wherever they connect with sports, news, politics, comics, and games. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary. We get to develop new features from start to finish that millions of fans interact with daily. Get to feel the excitement of showing off your work to friends and family on some of the most heavily used apps in the marketplace.

This is a hands-on engineering position developing the Android OTT applications (Android TV and Fire TV) in Java/Kotlin. In this role, you will work with a cross-functional team of Product Managers, Designers, Mobile/Web/Backend Engineers, and Content Creators to conceptualize and develop world-class Disney apps. Based on your experience, you will apply your technical abilities to manage multiple project priorities, deadlines and deliverables and will design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and enhance software solutions. You will architect reusable solutions that are shared across all DMED apps and help guide others to solve complex problems and provide oversight and direction to other software engineers.

Responsibilities :

  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues, problems, and errors encountered across the various Android OTT platforms

  • Analyze and optimize application code for efficiency, reliability, and performance

  • Design, develop, test, and release new application features

  • Understand product architecture, assisting other Software Developers and Architects as necessary

  • Manage multiple, concurrent priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

  • Embrace a highly collaborative team that rewards quality code and effective communication

  • Operate as a resource to other Software Engineers, providing an open learning environment for cross-team knowledge sharing

Basic Qualifications :

  • Up to 7+ years hands-on professional experience with Android development

  • Experience working on a significant consumer app that is currently available in the marketplace

  • Well-versed in object-oriented, functional, and reactive patterns and concepts

  • Through understanding of HTTP(S), Websocket, and REST APIs

  • Solid foundation and understanding of dynamic, multi-threaded Android apps

  • Solid understanding of Android app development lifecycle including Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore compliance policies and submission requirements

  • Experience with unit test frameworks and continuous integration systems such as JUnit 4/5 and Espresso

  • Ability to collaborate in a small, productive development team as well as the larger engineering organization

  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; can effectively articulate complex ideas and influence others through well-reasoned explanations

  • Write efficient, reliable, and maintainable code whether implementing architectural improvements, user-facing features, and/or fixing defects

  • Work with minimal technical supervision and supplemental engineering support

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience building video-based applications with knowledge in HLS and MPEG-DASH protocols and Widevine DRM

  • Experience using the AndroidX Leanback library to build UIs

Required Education :

  • BS Computer Science or related technical discipline or its equivalent

Additional Information :


Job ID: 931409BR

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

The Walt Disney Company is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 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.

Salary Range
$103,000.00 - $133,000.00
per Year
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New York, NY, 10261, US