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Lead Software Engineer , tvOS ( remote )

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7113240420220206 Location The Woodlands, Texas, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Aug. 04, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

Working at Disney for the Connected Devices team is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports, news, politics, comics, and games. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.  We get to develop new features from start to finish that millions of fans interact with daily.  Get to feel the excitement of showing off your work to friends and family on some of the most heavily used apps in the marketplace.

This is a hands-on engineering position developing the ESPN tvOS in Swift. In this role, you will work with a cross-functional team of Product Managers, Designers, Mobile/Web/Backend Engineers, and Content Creators to conceptualize and develop world-class Disney apps. Based on your experience, you will apply your technical abilities to manage multiple project priorities, deadlines and deliverables and will design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and enhance software solutions. You will architect reusable solutions that are shared across all DMED apps and help guide others to solve complex problems and provide oversight and direction to other software engineers.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues, problems, and errors encountered across the ESPN tvOS application
  • Analyze and optimize application code for efficiency, reliability, and performance
  • Design, develop, test, and release new application features
  • Understand application architecture, assisting other Software Developers and Architects as necessary 
  • Manage multiple, concurrent priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment 
  • Embrace a highly collaborative team that rewards quality code and effective communication 
  • Operate as a resource to other Software Engineers, providing an open learning environment for cross-team knowledge sharing 

Basic Qualifications

  • Up to 7+ years hands-on professional experience with iOS/tvOS development 
  • Experience working on a significant consumer app that is currently available in the marketplace 
  • Strong understanding of OO and Swift design patterns and concepts 
  • A sound understanding of HTTP and REST-style web services 
  • Demonstrated ability to design and build dynamic multi-threaded iOS/tvOS apps 
  • Solid understanding of iOS app development life cycle including Apple App Store compliance policies and submissions requirements 
  • Experience with Apple frameworks such as UIKit, AVFoundation, Security, and StoreKit 
  • Ability to collaborate in a small, productive development team as well as the larger engineering organization 
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; can effectively articulate complex ideas and influence others through well-reasoned explanations 
  • Write efficient, reliable, and maintainable code whether implementing architectural improvements, user-facing features, and/or fixing defects 
  • Work with minimal technical supervision and supplemental engineering support 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with tvOS-specific functionality including the Focus Engine, SIRI Remote, and the Top Shelf 
  • Experience building video-based applications with knowledge of the HLS protocol and Fairplay DRM 


  • BS Computer Science or related technical discipline or its equivalent


About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

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 Media & Entertainment Distribution.

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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