Lead Software Engineer, Android

Overview

On Site
USD 156,292.00 - 209,660.00 per year
Full Time

Skills

Cross-functional team
Data engineering
Mobile applications
Mobile Web
Product development
Android development
Computer science
Engineering support
Effective communication
Knowledge sharing
Object-Oriented Programming
Web services
Multithreading
Unit testing
Continuous integration
Leadership
Android
Media
Streaming
Advertising
Distribution
REACH
Innovation
Messaging
Data
Java
Kotlin
Management
Design
Software development
Public relations
Writing
Quality assurance
Automation
Business analytics
Collaboration
Communication
Articulate
Supervision
HTTP
Regulatory Compliance
Policies
JUnit
Recruiting
Finance

Job Details

Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology

On any given day at Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology, we're reimagining ways to create magical viewing experiences for the world's most beloved stories while also transforming Disney's media business for the future. Whether that's evolving our streaming and digital products in new and immersive ways, powering worldwide advertising and distribution to maximize flexibility and efficiency, or delivering Disney's unmatched entertainment and sports content, every day is a moment to make a difference to partners and to hundreds of millions of people around the world.

A few reasons why we think you'd love working for Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology
  • Building the future of Disney's media business: DE&E Technologists are designing and building the infrastructure that will power Disney's media, advertising, and distribution businesses for years to come.
  • Reach & Scale: The products and platforms this group builds and operates delight millions of consumers every minute of every day - from Disney+ and Hulu, to ABC News and Entertainment, to ESPN and ESPN+, and much more.
  • Innovation: We develop and execute groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.

The Product & Data Engineering team is responsible for end to end development for Disney's world-class consumer-facing products, including streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, and digital products & experiences across ESPN, Marvel, Disney Studios, NatGeo, and ABC News. The team drives innovation at scale for millions of consumers around the world across Apple, Android, Smart TVs, game consoles, and the web, with our platforms powering core experiences like personalization, search, messaging and data.

This is a hands-on engineering position developing mobile applications for ESPN inside the Android Ecosystem 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 technical expertise to manage individual 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 Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology apps. You may lead others to solve complex problems and provide oversight and direction to other software engineers.

Responsibilities
  • Designing, Coding, PR Reviews, Writing Tests
  • Collaborating with QA and Automation Team
  • Interacting with the Product Development team to review requirements and discuss feature development.

Basic Qualifications
  • 7+ years hands-on professional experience with Android development
  • BS, BA, or advanced degree in computer science, engineering or its equivalent
  • 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, or fixing defects
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues, problems, and errors encountered across our various platforms
  • Analyze and optimize application code for efficiency, reliability and performance
  • Understand product architecture, assisting other Software Architects as necessary
  • Lead other engineers to deliver multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Work with minimal technical supervision and supplemental engineering support
  • 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
  • Expertise of object-oriented, functional, and functional reactive patterns and concepts
  • Expert understanding of HTTP/S, APIs, and web services
  • Solid foundation and understanding of dynamic multi-threaded mobile apps
  • A significant consumer app that is currently available in marketplace
  • Android app development lifecycle including Google Play Store compliance policies and submissions requirements
  • Unit test frameworks and continuous integration systems such as JUnit 4/5, MockK, and Espresso

The hiring range for this position in Seattle, WA and in New York City, NY is $156,292 to $209,660 per year; the hiring range for this position in Santa Monica/Burbank/Glendale/L.A., California and in Bristol, Connecticut is $149,240 to $200,200; and the hiring range for this position in San Francisco, California is $163,426 to $219,230 per year. 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.

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