The Walt Disney Company
Create the Tech Behind Our Magic
Houston, TX

Lead Software Engineer Android (Houston, TX)

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This is a hands-on engineering position developing mobile and OTT applications for 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 DMED apps. You may lead others to solve complex problems and provide oversight and direction to other software engineers.
The DMED Mobile Engineering team develops some of the most downloaded and successful Google/Amazon apps in the marketplace, including the ESPN, ESPN Fantasy, Marvel Unlimited, ABC News, ABC Entertainment, and the National Geographic apps.
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

Required Education :
  • BS, BA, or advanced degree in computer science, engineering or its equivalent
  • Up to 7+ years hands-on professional experience with Android development
  • Experience working a significant consumer app that is currently available in marketplace
  • 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
  • Solid understanding of Android app development lifecycle including Google Play Store compliance policies and submissions requirements
  • Ability to collaborate in a small, productive development team as well as the larger engineering organization
  • Expertise with unit test frameworks and continuous integration systems such as JUnit 4/5 and Espresso
  • 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

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