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Sr Software Engineer, JavaScript

New York, New York, United States

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Job ID 767804BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Jan. 18, 2021

Job Summary:

As a Senior Software Engineer for Connected Devices, you will help us push the boundaries of what is possible on some of the most interesting 10-foot devices in the marketplace. You'll work on a team of other client developers alongside systems, services engineers, and project managers.

We’re looking for someone that is proficient at writing highly optimized JavaScript (ES5 & ES6) with a low memory footprint, appreciates the details that make the development lifecycle exceptional, and demonstrates enthusiasm for new technologies, languages, frameworks, and platforms.

This opening is for senior software engineers working in one of our Bay Area or NYC office locations or those interested in working remote.

We truly believe we offer a unique opportunity for any technologist:
  • To work on a bleeding edge technology stack
  • To work with a world-class team of Engineers
  • To work on award-winning, complex apps and systems
  • To work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • To have an influence on the innovation of products used globally by millions


Work on a modern stack consisting of JavaScript (ES5/ES6) and React.js across a wide range of devices from low memory and low performant set top boxes to top of the line smart TV’s.
  • Rapidly prototype and implement scalable, reliable, and maintainable smart TV and device applications using client-side Javascript (ES5/ES6).
  • Enforce code quality through test driven development.
  • Collaborate closely with other engineering, product, and marketing teams to help define product requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

Senior level candidates should have:
  • 5 or more years of experience building compelling web applications.
  • Strong experience in JavaScript (ES5 & ES6) app development, both with and without third party frameworks.
  • Experience with and ability to communicate multiple different software architectures (MVC, MVVM, Redux, etc.) and application design patterns.
  • Ability to quickly analyze and understand the performance impacts of code and data structures in order to deliver highly optimized code on constrained hardware.
  • Experience mentoring junior level team members.

Recommended Qualifications:
  • Experience building JavaScript or native apps for Smart TV’s such as Samsung Orsay and Tizen, LG Netcast and WebOS, Sony, Panasonic, TiVo, Vizio, and various set-top boxes or blu-ray players.
  • WebGL or Canvas.
  • Google Chromecast.
  • JavaScript DevOps tooling and test frameworks including Gulp, WebPack, Jenkins, Mocha, and PhantomJS.
  • React.js experience a plus.
  • HTML5 video including MSE and EME.
  • Video streaming technologies including HLS and DRM.
  • C/C++ experience, specifically on connected device hardware a plus.

  • Your IDE of choice!
  • Console.log() or printf()
  • Github Enterprise
  • Gulp and Webpack
  • Jenkins
  • Confluence
  • JIRA
  • Slack
  • Docker
  • AWS

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

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 or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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