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Senior Software Engineer

| Bristol, CT, USA | Hybrid
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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 here:

  • Building the future of Disney's media: DE&E Technologists are designing and building the infrastructure that will power our 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 implement 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 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 Disney apps and help guide others to solve complex problems and provide oversight and direction to other software engineers.
Responsibilities:

  • Write efficient, reliable, and maintainable code whether implementing architectural improvements, user-facing features, and/or fixing defects.
  • Work with minimal technical supervision and supplemental engineering support
  • Collaborate in a small, productive development team as well as the larger engineering organization.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues, problems, and errors encountered across our various platforms.
  • Manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.


Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years hands-on professional experience with iOS/tvOS development
  • BS Computer Science or related technical discipline or its equivalent
  • 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
  • Solid 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
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies.


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
  • Swift or Objective C
  • Swift UI or UIKit
  • Combine
  • Async Await
  • AVPlayer


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The hiring range for this position in California is $136,100 to $182,400 per year, in New York and Washington is $142,600 to $191,100 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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An Insider's view of The Walt Disney Company

How does the company support your career growth?

Over my 13 years with the company, I’ve had passionate leaders and colleagues with diverse backgrounds who have taught me and given me opportunities to expand into areas I never thought possible. You have the freedom to take career risks and apply your previous experience in ways you may not anticipate.

Chase

Product Management Director

What is your vision for the company?

Disney has always been at the heart of the evolution of the media industry, and technology is an essential part of that. The way that we tell and consume stories in the future is going to be completely different than it is today, and The Walt Disney Company is uniquely positioned to shape and create that future.

Jamie

SVP/Chief Technology Officer, The Walt Disney Studios

What are The Walt Disney Company Perks + Benefits

The Walt Disney Company Benefits Overview

Because our employees and cast members are at the heart of everything we do, Disney offers a competitive total rewards package that includes pay, health and savings benefits, time-off programs, educational opportunities and more. Together, these rewards make up a comprehensive package that help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally and take advantage of the special extras that only Disney can provide.

Eligibility for certain reward programs will vary based on your job status, work location and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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