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Sr Software Engineer, Living Room Devices (UWP)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 899182BR Location New York, United States / Santa Monica, California, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted Dec. 08, 2021 Flex Type Remote

Job Summary:

The Disney Streaming Living Room Devices team is seeking an experienced (Senior) Software Engineer within the UWP Client Application Engineering Team. As a (Senior) Software Engineer, you’ll be part of the team that builds our Direct-to-Consumer client apps, such as Disney+, Star+ and Hulu on Windows desktop as well as Xbox One/Xbox Series S/Xbox Series X gaming consoles. Best of all, you’ll get to build these apps in C# and XAML!

We’re looking for an engineer who has experience in C# and XAML and is ready to write client apps that provide the best experiences for our viewers using controller, media remote, touch, mouse, or keyboard. 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, and National Geographic content to viewers globally

Responsibilities:

  • Be a critical member of a team of engineers responsible for building our client app experiences in C# and XAML.
  • Contribute to the development of new Disney+, Star+ and Hulu application features from on-boarding to browse UI/UX experiences, analytics, video

Basic Qualifications:

  • Mid-level candidates should have 3-5 years of C# and XAML experience with WPF, UWP, and/or WinUI 3.
  • Senior-level candidates should have at least 5+ years of C# and XAML experience with WPF, UWP, and/or WinUI 3.
  • Experience with MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) architecture
  • Senior level candidates will have experience mentoring junior level team members.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience creating beautiful, rich, performant user interfaces in XAML, 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.
  • Experience creating and extending templated controls.
  • Experience with asynchronous and concurrent code.
  • Experience with unit testing and related patterns.
  • Experience with Xbox app or game development, with code sharing across device families a plus.
  • Familiarity with streaming media technologies such as HLS, DRM, HDCP.

This role is considered remote, which means the employee will work remotely on an ongoing basis and will not have an assigned workspace at a Company designated location.



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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