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Senior Android Engineer

Amsterdam, - - NL

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Job ID 764967BR Location Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Aug. 24, 2020

Job Summary:

As a Senior Android Engineer at Disney Streaming Services, you’ll be building solid, scalable and maintainable mobile applications for Disney+. Our Android team builds apps for phones, tablets, Android TV and Fire TV, as well as connecting with Chromecast, smartwatches and other devices. We primarily work with on-demand streaming video in the sports and entertainment sector.
Our team is flexible, diverse and forward thinking. Our Android team is split over three locations - Amsterdam, New York City and San Francisco. We work together and share knowledge across our global sites, but you will mostly work with your local colleagues in the Amsterdam team.

What we are looking for:


In a Senior Android Engineer we look for a passionate team member who is well-versed in Kotlin, RxJava, Dagger, Gradle, Fragments and the Android Lifecycle. You are willing and able to mentor other team members in order to further develop their knowledge of our technologies.

We expect a Senior Engineer to be able to maintain high-level project awareness on a project with 100+ Gradle modules, while also being a domain expert on key parts of the application. You are able to make architectural decisions that do not just fulfill the requirements, but also provide scalability and flexibility for the future.

The day-to-day for this position does not just involve writing code, but also interacting with other Android Engineers, as well as Project Managers, Product Owners, Designers, Backend developers and other Frontend teams (Apple, Web, Game Consoles and Smart TVs). For this reason we are looking for someone with excellent communication skills and fluency in the English language. You are confident in your knowledge of the Android ecosystem and can think out of the box to find solutions that work for all teams.

Your background:

  • Minimum of 5 years of production experience with Java, Kotlin and the Android SDK.
  • Extensive experience with Reactive Programming, Dependency Injection and automated testing
  • Well versed in different architectural patterns


Bonus skills:

  • Experience with Google’s ExoPlayer or other Video Playback libraries
  • Experience with managing the build logic in Gradle.
  • Familiarity with Android TV or Amazon Fire TV development
  • Presence in the open-source community

About Disney Streaming Services:

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. We serve consumers by bringing the world’s most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Capitals B.V., which is part of a business segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

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