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Software Engineer II (Android/Kotlin)

| New York, NY, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 118,000-158,200 Annually
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Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology
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 for Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology

  • Building the future of Disney's media business: DE&E Technologists are designing and building the infrastructure that will power Disney's 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 execute groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.


Job Summary:
Disney's Android team is seeking an expert Software Engineer who is excited to build apps enjoyed by millions around the world. You will be building scalable, sophisticated solutions for the Android applications on Disney+ and Star+ across a wide array of devices including phones, tablets, and TVs. Our highly collaborative group works in tandem with many cross-functional teams. We value pristine communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as a bias for action. We are incredibly invested in maintaining high code quality standards with unit tests, automated tests, modern libraries, and a Kotlin codebase. We strive to build the best Live and Video-on-Demand (VOD) applications in the world, and we look forward to hearing more about your skills and how they can help us achieve this lofty goal.
Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:
As an Android Engineer working for Disney, you are comfortable with the Android SDK and are ready to own entire features. You have a solid foundation of skills including debugging skills, familiarity with Android Studio, and how to maximize it. You are prepared to dive into moderately complex issues such as memory leaks and lifecycle issues. You understand the value of being organized, planning ahead, and accompanying features and fixes with tests and documentation. You are eager for constructive feedback from mentors and are willing to collaborate with less experienced engineers all the same.
*This is an on-site position and must sit in our New York, NY or Seattle, WA office*
Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:
Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of production experience with Kotlin and the Android SDK
  • Some experience with Reactive Programming and Dependency Injection
  • Familiar with architectural patterns (MVI/MVVM or equivalent)
  • Quality communication skills who can collaborate well across teams
  • Coachable and receptive to constructive feedback


Preferred Qualifications

  • Comfortable using common Android libraries such as Dagger 2 / Hilt, RxJava2, Groupie
  • A solid understanding of the core concepts of the Android SDK, Activity and Fragment lifecycles, thread management
  • Experience with unit testing, test automation, and continuous integration
  • Familiarity with Android TV and, or, Amazon Fire TV development
  • Familiar with writing high-quality code, tests, and documentation


Experience with:
Kotlin, Java, Android SDK, Dependency Injection, Gradle, Databases, Reactive paradigms, coroutines.
Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience


The hiring range for this position is $118,000 to $158,200 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.

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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.

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