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The Walt Disney Company Software Engineer – Android in Bristol, Connecticut

Job Summary:

Working at Disney for the mobile team is unlike anything else. We’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with entertainment, 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 develop new features from start to finish that millions of fans interact with on a daily basis. We invest in you to be your best. 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 mobile and OTT applications for the Android Operating system in Java/Kotlin. In this role, you will work with a cross-functional team of Product Managers, Designers, Engineers, Web Developers, 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 be responsible to design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and enhance software solutions. You will architect reusable solutions that are shared across all DMED apps.

The DMED Mobile Engineering team develops some of the most downloaded and successful Android apps in the marketplace, including the ESPN app, the Fantasy app, The Marvel Unlimited App, ABC News App, ABC Entertainment App, and the National Geographic app.

Responsibilities:

Coding, PR Reviews, Writing Tests

Collaborating with QA and Automation Team

Interacting with the Product Development team to review requirements and discuss feature development

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS, BA, or advanced degree in computer science, engineering or its equivalent.

  • Up to 2+ years hands-on professional development experience with Android on all OS versions

  • Experience working a significant consumer app that is currently available in marketplace

  • Strong understanding of OO design patterns and concepts

  • A sound understanding of HTTP and REST-style web services

  • Demonstrated ability to design and build dynamic multi-threaded mobile apps.

  • Solid understanding of Android app development life cycle including Google Play and Amazon App Store compliance policies and submissions requirements

  • Ability to collaborate in a small, productive development team as well as ability to work independently

  • Experience with unit test frameworks and continuous integration systems

  • 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 the Software Architects as necessary

  • Manage 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 less experienced Software Engineers, providing an open learning environment for cross-team knowledge sharing

Job ID: 827725BR

Location: Bristol,Connecticut

Job Posting Company: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

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