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Principal iOS Engineer

Apply Now Job ID 497789BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Studio Entertainment Brand The Walt Disney Studios Date posted 11/14/2017
The Walt Disney Company is world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses.

Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences. Bring your individual talents here and discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

The Walt Disney Studios encompasses the creation, production, promotion, sales, acquisition and domestic and international distribution of live-action and animated motion pictures, DVD releases, live stage plays, and music and soundtrack recordings.

The Walt Disney Studios’ Technology Solutions Delivery Team is seeking a Principal Mobile Application Engineer. The Principal Mobile Application Engineer will be part of solutions delivery team focused on front-end development using mobile-related technologies.


  • Drive and lead design, development and support applications for iOS, following the best practices for that system
  • Follow UI design guidelines to develop user interfaces that are intuitive, stable, and responsive
  • Develop and design working, readable, testable, and maintainable source code
  • Oversee and lead other software engineers and cross-functional teams
  • Lead in improvement of technologies, solutions, and best practices
  • Contribute new ideas to a larger community of high-caliber professionals
  • Balance resources, requirements, and complexity
  • Stay current on mobile platform/device capabilities and traditional design & engineering disciplines
  • Maintain and continually expand upon expert knowledge of languages, tools, devices, applications, and the environments

Basic Qualifications

  • Strong background in software engineering, specifically iOS development with large-scale apps (100k+ DAU) published on the App Store
  • Complete fluency in Objective-C and Swift
  • Expert in designing and building applications with an emphasis on performance, scalability, high-reliability, and maintainability
  • Exceptional understanding of software design architecture principles, and design patters – especially as it pertains to iOS development
  • Fully versed in iOS UI design principles and the Human Interface Guidelines
  • Expertise in testing, ranging from unit tests to automated UI testing
  • Excellent communication skills, willingness to mentor teammates, and able to work well with remote collaborators
  • Experience with AVFoundation/video streaming preferred
  • Familiarity with Realm preferred
  • Comfort with light-weight and/or Agile development methodologies.
  • Creative and innovative problem-solving skills with passion for new technologies.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience with streaming services highly desired

Required Education

BS in Computer Science or related field with 8+ years of experience, with 5+ years of iOS development experience
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