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MILITARY VETERANS

Job Summary:
Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) brings together the Company’s best-in-class product, technology, and commercialization teams together into one global organization. DMED is responsible for the P&L management and all distribution, network and engineering operations, sales, advertising, data, and certain key technology functions worldwide for the Company’s content engines. DMED also manages operations of the Company’s streaming services including Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Disney+ HotStar, as well as domestic broadcast and cable television networks.

DMED Technology creates products, platforms, and innovations for the DMED Segment and The Walt Disney Company by driving the strategic development and use of technology, building scalable systems and products to empower our businesses and engage consumers. With global scale, local presence, and deep technological excellence, DMED Technology helps DMED and The Walt Disney Company optimize technology, platforms, and resources, while bringing creative ideas to life and creating industry-shaping approaches.

As part of DMED Technology, the DMED Consumer Experiences & Platforms pillar is responsible for creating the consumer facing applications across ABC, ABC News, the Disney Channel, ESPN, FX, National Geographic, Marvel, and more.

We’re looking for a Lead Software Engineer to help us build ground breaking digital experiences. As a Lead engineer you will be a key member of a small team of developers. Every day, you’ll work with team members across disciplines developing features and systems for the ESPN/ESPN+ app. You’ll interact daily with our product managers to understand our domain and create technical solutions that push us forward.

The ideal candidate is a practiced engineer with the ability and desire to provide leadership and develop well-designed architectures. They must be self-directed and comfortable managing the needs of a variety of stakeholders, team members and contractors. Responsibilities:

  • Build well-designed, well-engineered, stable, performant native iOS applications using Swift and Objective-C.
  • Manage and participate in the software development lifecycle, including the planning, development, testing, release, and live ops stages.
  • Write unit and integration tests for your code.
  • Work both independently and collaborate with a team of engineers with peer reviews to learn from and teach one another.
  • Partner with business stakeholders to deliver features on time and to specifications.
  • Provide detailed estimates of work and ensure timely delivery of features.
  • Continuously learn and keep up to date with emerging technologies to evaluate impact to business and member value.
  • Deliver an outstanding experience for our Fans.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of full software development lifecycle experience
  • Deep understanding and proficiency in building iOS mobile apps in either Swift or Objective-C.
  • Strong knowledge of iOS UI design principles, patterns, and best practices.
  • Passionate about writing clean, well-organized, and production-ready code.
  • Experience working with Git version control, or equivalent, in a collaborative team environment, creating pull requests and performing code reviews.
  • Self-motivated with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience working collaboratively with cross-functional teams of product managers, designers, and engineers.
  • Be organized and able to remain productive even when you have multiple deliverables.
  • BS or BA in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect iOS applications to back-end services
  • Experience with multiple mobile platforms.
  • Full-stack development experience.

Additional Information:
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About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.
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 Technology LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

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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