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Sr Software Engineer Technical Lead, UWP/Xbox One

New York, NY - US

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Job ID 767808BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Nov. 02, 2020

Job Summary:

As a Senior Software Engineer Tech Lead for Connected Devices Universal Windows Platform (UWP), you will help us push the boundaries of what is possible on Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X consoles and Windows 10 desktop devices. You'll work on a team of other client developers alongside services engineers and project managers.

We’re looking for someone that is proficient at writing clean, readable, highly optimized C# and XAML 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 a Senior Software Engineer Tech Lead. Whether you’re in New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, or anywhere in the US (remote work), we provide opportunities to elevate your career and to transform an industry.

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 UWP apps based on C#/XAML running on Xbox One/Xbox Series S/Xbox Series X consoles and Windows 10 desktop.

  • Rapidly prototype and implement scalable, reliable, and maintainable media applications using C#/XAML.

  • Own the design and architecture of programs and systems within the team, with direct organizational impact.

  • Write code that establishes and enhances frameworks

  • Enforce code quality through test-driven development and unit testing

  • Collaborate closely with other engineering, product, design, and marketing teams to help define product requirements.

  • Review and test code for correctness, and its impact on software architecture

  • Improve applications and systems with each iteration

  • Provide oversight and direction to junior software engineers

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates should have:

  • 5 or more years of experience building compelling UWP applications.

  • Strong experience in C# app development, both with and without third-party frameworks.

  • Strong XAML skills including control creation and control templating

  • Strong architectural skills and ability to communicate about MVVM, dependency injection, and other software architectures and application design patterns.

  • Experience mentoring junior level team members.

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Typically has 7 or more years of experience in a technical field

  • Experience building reusable frameworks and SDK’s for other application developers

  • Experience building apps on Xbox One or Windows (or other devices such as Google Chromecast, AppleTV, or Sony PlayStation).

  • Video streaming technologies including HLS and DRM.

  • JavaScript DevOps tooling and test frameworks including Gulp, Jenkins, and Mocha.


  • Visual Studio

  • Github Enterprise

  • Jenkins

  • Confluence

  • JIRA

  • Slack

  • AWS

  • Gulp

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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