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Senior Software Development Engineer - iOS

Apply Now Apply Later Current TFCF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10011215 Location Beijing Municipality, Mainland China Business Hotstar Date posted Jan. 12, 2021

Job Summary:

OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Hotstar

Hotstar is one of the fastest growing video-on-demand services. Scratch that. We’re Hotstar. The go-to destination for over 100mn active users who seek anything from award-winning English shows and movies to regional content to live sports. Our mission is to revolutionize internet entertainment through smart personalization, and by building a global video platform - talk about taking over the world wide web and the whole wide world. We believe there are only two ways to realize our goals – by daring or daring more. (Yeah, that was just for impact.) Feeling gutsy? Join us. :)

JOB DESCRIPTION

 Here are a few of the things that you’ll do:

●    Design, and implement various features for our iOS application.

●    Work across UI, service layers, and backend technologies to create server-driven native client solutions.

●    Shine with engineering excellence by developing test infrastructures, writing documentation. ensuring high performance, and following an agile development methodology.

●    Write entirely new code and maintain and update existing code. 

●    Research on new frameworks for improving the architecture of iOS applications.

●    Guide and help junior engineers.

 

Qualifications:

●    Strong grasp of computer science fundamentals

●    Experienced in developing iOS applications, familiar with the important components of iOS application and their operating mechanisms, with a preference for experience with shipping applications on App Store

●    Broad cross-disciplinary development experience, including experience with test-driven development

●    In-depth knowledge of data-driven application architecture. Experienced in key framework and technology selection for at least one project.

●    Great communication and collaboration skills and a strong teamwork ethic.

●    Experience with the following technologies and applications is preferred but not required:   Flutter, RxSwift, MVVM framework

●    Excellent written and spoken communication skills in both Chinese and English

 

Education:

B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science / Electrical Engineering are preferred 

About Disney+ Hotstar Beijing

We're a unique and fast-growing team that has strong experience building and innovating in video at places like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Bytedance. Most of our engineers and researchers are from the top universities like Tsinghua, Peking, Zhejiang, Princeton, Berkeley, CMU Universities. We see an opportunity to improve media, particularly next-generation streaming experience. We believe in building agile teams with a full-stack mindset to achieve that. Our mission is to build platforms and services that delight both consumers and customers alike. We believe that the most important factors to our success are our team and culture. The pace of our growth is incredible - if you want to tackle the challenge of large scale and interesting problems at scale, and create an impact within an entrepreneurial environment, come join us!

About Disney+ Hotstar

Disney+ Hotstar, a wholly owned subsidiary of Disney DTCI, is one of the largest premium streaming and mobile entertainment platforms with more than 150,000 hours of drama and movies in 9 languages, and coverage of every major global sporting event. Hotstar has launched its premium service DisneyPlus Hotstar in India, Indonesia, and Hotstar in UK, US, Canada, etc. It is still expanding its footprint to more international markets. We are going to unleash a vast catalog of new and classic movies and shows to stream, boasting nearly 500 movies and 7,500 TV episodes from Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, National Geographic and Disney's eponymous studios in SEA market and beyond.

 

Disney+ Hotstar accounts for roughly 30% of Disney+’s subscriber base — which roughly translates to 26 million as of Q4, 2020. and 350 million followers on the back of a highly evolved video streaming technology and high attention to quality of experience across devices and platforms. Hotstar has appropriated top spots on the Google Play Store as well as the Apple App Store, and been named among the most popular apps of 2017 on both platforms. Live sports in particular has seen a huge surge with over 25 millions concurrent viewerships and generating 10 billion click stream messages daily for a single live event on Hotstar, especially as audiences turn to mobile as the primary screen for cricket updates and streaming. This is the largest on the Akamai platform for any live sporting event in the world and the largest for any single event online by a broadcaster.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.



About Hotstar:

Hotstar is one of the fastest growing video-on-demand services. Scratch that. We’re Hotstar. The go-to destination for over 100mn active users who seek anything from award-winning English shows and movies to regional content to live sports. Our mission is to revolutionize internet entertainment through smart personalization, and by building a global video platform - talk about taking over the world wide web and the whole wide world. We believe there are only two ways to realize our goals – by daring or daring more.

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 NGC China LTD Beijing Branch, which is part of a business segment we call Hotstar.

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