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Sr Android Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10069988 Location Seattle, Washington, United States / New York, New York, United States Business Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology Date posted Nov. 15, 2023

Job Summary:


Disney Streaming's Android team is seeking an experienced Software Engineer that is excited to build apps enjoyed by millions around the world. You will be building scalable, elegant solutions for the Android applications on Disney+, Star+, and Hulu across a wide array of devices including phones, tablets, and TVs. Our highly collaborative group works in tandem among many cross-functional teams. We value pristine communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as a bias for action. We are incredibly invested in maintaining high code quality standards with unit tests, automated tests, modern libraries, and a Kotlin codebase. We strive to build the best Live and Video on Demand (VOD) applications in the world, and we look forward to hearing more about your skills and how they can help us achieve this lofty goal.


As a Senior Android Engineer at Disney Streaming, you are confident in your knowledge of the Android ecosystem. You are a passionate team member who is well-versed in many core technologies such as Kotlin, RxJava2, Dagger2, Gradle, Fragments, and the Android Lifecycle. You demonstrate engineering excellence by developing performant solutions accompanied by quality documentation and tests. You contribute to architectural decisions that do not just fulfill the requirements, but also provide scalability and flexibility for the future. You have fantastic communication skills, enabling you to collaborate with other engineers and teams in a professional and efficient manner. You have a desire to support and mentor other team members to enable them to become more knowledgeable and achieve their career goals.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study

  • 5+ years of production experience with Kotlin and the Android SDK

  • Proficiency with Reactive Programming and Dependency Injection

  • Well-versed in different architectural patterns (MVI/MVVM or equivalent)

  • Pristine communication skills who can collaborate well across teams

  • You write high-quality code, tests, and documentation


  • Comfortable using common Android libraries such as Dagger 2 / Hilt, RxJava2, Groupie

  • A deep understanding of many aspects of the Android SDK such as Activity and

    Fragment lifecycles, thread management, custom views, and animations

  • Experience using performance evaluation tools such as Android Profiler

  • Knowledgeable about maintaining a large modularized codebase

  • Familiarity with Android TV / Amazon Fire TV development

  • Experience with streaming video, codecs, and DRM

The hiring range for this position is $142,600 to $191,100 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology:

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Entertainment & ESPN Technology.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, 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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