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Software Engineer, Connected Devices - Native Client Platform Core

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 658629BR Location Richmond, California, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Jul. 19, 2019

Job Summary:

As a Software Engineer for the Connected Devices, Native Client Platform Core team, 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 be part of the team responsible for our new platform designed to broaden the reach of our applications to new hardware, devices, and markets.

We’re looking for an engineer who's proficient at multi-platform C/C++ and is excited about the prospect of helping optimize and port our 3D engine based platform to new devices and platforms. If you have experience with game engines, multi-platform code, game consoles or embedded systems, such as set-top boxes, then this role is for you.

This opening is for engineers with strong C/C++ skills and experience writing portable code for multiple platforms. Whether you’re in New York or California 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


Be a critical member of a team of engineers responsible for building our native client platform and ensuring it runs on multiple hardware platforms and devices.

  • Work across game engine and multi-platform disciplines from compilation and graphics rendering to editors and UI.

  • Collaborate with client application development teams, services engineering teams and product to help understand and explain device limitations and requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Excellent understanding of software design principles

  • Solid analytical and creative problem-solving skills

  • Senior level candidates will have experience mentoring junior level team members.


  • 3 - 5 years of C/C++ experience on embedded system and/or writing portable mulit-platform code

  • Comfortable with Modern C++ (11/14/17)

  • Familiar with 1st-party platform APIs and tools

  • Proficient with git rebasing strategy

Recommended Qualifications:


  • Comfortable working with platforms that have unorthodox C++ standard libraries and strategies for porting to those platforms.

  • .NET / Xamarin toolchain and run-time expertise

  • On-device debugging and profiling experience

  • Familiarity with game console API’s (e.g. Xbox, PlayStation and Switch)

  • Experience converting a monolithic codebase into unit testable modules

  • Experience updating older C++ code to modern versions

  • Strong proficiency with Visual Studio / Resharper


  • Visual Studio

  • 1st-Party Tool Chains & Debuggers

  • Github Enterprise

  • Jenkins

  • Confluence

  • JIRA

  • Slack

  • 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; the upcoming Disney subscription video service; 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. 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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