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Software Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 899190BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted Dec. 19, 2021 Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible

Job Summary:

The Disney Streaming Living Room Devices team is seeking an experienced Software Engineer within the Roku Client Application Engineering Team. As a Software Engineer, you’ll be part of the team that builds our Direct-to-Consumer client apps, such as Disney+, Star+, ESPN and Hulu on Roku streaming devices and smart TVs. We’re looking for an engineer who, ideally, has experience in BrightScript and is ready to write client apps that provide the best experiences for our viewers.

Whether you’re in New York, California, or remote, we provide opportunities to elevate your career and to transform an industry.

We truly believe we offer a unique opportunity for any technologist:

  • To build innovative apps on a rich technology stack
  • To work with an outstanding team of engineers on award-winning, sophisticated apps and systems in a highly collaborative team environment
  • To have an influence on products that deliver exciting Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic, ESPN and 20th Century Studios content to viewers globally


  • Be a critical member of a team of engineers responsible for building our client app experiences in BrightScript, using the Roku SceneGraph SDK
  • Contribute to the development of new Disney+, Star+ and Hulu application features from on-boarding to browse UI/UX experiences, analytics, video playback UI/UX and much more. If you see it on screen, you’ll likely have a chance to work on it in code
  • Potentially contribute to the development of tools and systems outside of the Roku apps, such as JavaScript- & React-based web tools, gulp build scripts, AWS configurations, and Node.js services
  • Work with Roku to vet new hardware, firmware and certification requirements from a client application perspective
  • Collaborate closely with our Disney Streaming client SDK engineering, design engineering, and services engineering teams and product owners to help understand and communicate requirements and device limitations

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience
  • At least 3 years of development experience with a client-side development stack, preferably BrightScript on Roku, but JavaScript-based or other stacks are acceptable
  • Experience with MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) architecture

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience creating beautiful, rich, performant user interfaces, including implementing pixel-perfect designs and animations
  • Experience working on user interface-level code and knowledge of common patterns, architectures, and approaches to present a data-driven UX to viewers
  • Familiarity with development and troubleshooting on set-top boxes or Smart TVs
  • Experience working on a range of devices with varying performance and capabilities
  • Experience with configuration-driven development
  • Experience with performance optimization and feature degradation techniques
  • Experience creating and extending templated controls, and writing custom controls
  • Experience with asynchronous and concurrent code
  • Experience with unit testing and related patterns
  • Familiarity with streaming media technologies such as HLS, DRM, HDCP, SSAI, SGAI
  • Experience with JavaScript client- and server-side development
  • Experience with DevOps, gulp scripts, Jenkins and AWS

Required Education

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience

Additional Information:


This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely. A remote opportunity may be possible for qualified candidates under certain circumstances and, if granted, the employee would work remotely on an ongoing basis.

About Disney Streaming:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Streaming.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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