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Working at Disney for the Connected Devices team is unlike anything else. That's because we're 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 ESPN tvOS in Swift. 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 ESPN tvOS application
  • Analyze and optimize application code for efficiency, reliability, and performance
  • Design, develop, test, and release new application features
  • Understand application 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 :
  • 2+ years hands-on professional experience with iOS/tvOS development
  • Strong understanding of OO and Swift design patterns and concepts
  • A sound understanding of HTTP and REST-style web services
  • Demonstrated ability to design and build dynamic multi-threaded iOS/tvOS apps
  • Understanding of iOS app development life cycle including Apple App Store compliance policies and submissions requirements
  • Experience with Apple frameworks such as UIKit, AVFoundation, Security, and StoreKit
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with tvOS-specific functionality including the Focus Engine, SIRI Remote, and the Top Shelf
  • Experience building video-based applications with knowledge of the HLS protocol and Fairplay DRM

Required Education :
  • BS Computer Science or related technical discipline or its equivalent

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