Android Engineer

Walt Disney Co. New York , NY 10007

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Android Engineer


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An Android Engineer with a passion for mobile app development, streaming media and entertainment.

Job description

Disney Streaming Services (DSS) is a business unit within The Walt Disney Company's Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment that oversees all consumer-facing digital video subscription services across the company. Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company's direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the Disney+ premium entertainment streaming service; the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service, programmed in conjunction with ESPN; and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Its core mission is to deliver to global audiences, the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

We are looking for a team player, someone that is a good cultural fit for a bunch of bright, fun, passionate, and professional people. You'll be working with bright industry leading professionals who share their experiences and learn from each other.

As an Android Engineer at Disney Streaming Services, you'll be building solid, scalable and maintainable mobile applications. Our team is responsible for the video player behind Disney+, ESPN+, and NHL. We work to build a state of the art video player capable of handling cutting edge video technology while maintaining compatibility across a wide range of devices.

We are looking for someone with 3-5 years experience in Android/Java and preferably with experience writing code in Kotlin. Most of our project is Kotlin based but interfaces with a large amount of Java.

You should have a strong understanding of the Android application lifecycle, knowledge of Rx, dependency injection and data binding will also be extremely useful. Thinking about application architecture should be second nature and MVC/MVP/MVVM/MVI should be no strangers to you. Of course you'll also write unit tests to make sure your code is, and remains stable.

Our company is robust and established, but our team is flexible, dynamic and forward thinking. Our Android team is split over three offices. We work together and share knowledge across the global teams, but you will mostly work with your local colleagues in the New York office.

Must haves

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of production experience with Java/Kotlin and the Android SDK

  • Experience with Reactive Programming (Rx)

  • Experience with Dependency Injection (Dagger or similar)

  • Experience with automated testing (JUnit, Espresso)

  • Well versed in architecture patterns like MVC, MVP, MVVM and MVI

  • Good spoken and written English skills. Our main language in the office is English

  • Work from our NY office (flexible schedule)

Nice to have

  • Experience with Video playback, ExoPlayer or MediaCodec

  • Experience with Android TV and/or Fire TV

  • Understanding of HLS or Dash

About Disney Streaming Services:

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company's direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

We serve consumers by bringing the world's most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family.

Disney's stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Streaming Services, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC 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.

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