The Walt Disney Company iOS Engineer in Los Angeles, California

Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

The ESPN Mobile Engineering team develops some of the most downloaded and successful iOS sports apps, including the ESPN app, WatchESPN, Tournament Challenge, and many others.

In this role, you will work with a cross-functional team of Product Managers, Designers, Engineers, Web Developers, and Content Creators to conceptualize and develop world-class ESPN apps.

You will be responsible for the technical development and implementation of multiple ESPN apps. This position is 100% hands-on development with ample influence of product design, features, and specifications. It requires proficiency in Objective-C, iOS frameworks and device capabilities.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about iOS, technology, apps, and sports.

Responsibilities :

  • Develop new and existing ESPN apps for the iOS platform from conceptualization to launch

  • Develop quality code using cutting-edge techniques, tools, and utilities

  • Research, test, and implement new techniques, frameworks, and utilities

  • Partner with cross-functional teams to define new product requirements, features, and functionality

  • Keep abreast of industry trends and technologies, and be prepared to apply them quickly

Basic Qualifications :

  • A minimum of 4 years hands-on professional development experience with Objective-C ,iOS and XCode

  • Experience working on a significant consumer app that is currently available in marketplace

  • Demonstrated experience developing applications leveraging XML/JSON

  • Solid understanding of data models and data access architecture and optimization

  • Solid understanding of multi-tier web architectures, and OO design patterns and concepts

  • Solid understanding of server side software, scalability, performance, and reliability

  • A sound understanding of HTTP and REST-style web services is required.

  • Must demonstrate solid organization/communication skills

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience with Apple Push Notification Services, iOS Frameworks and Memory Management

  • Demonstrated experience with Core Animation and Core Data

  • Understanding of Apple iPhone/iPad app development life cycle including App Store compliance policies and submissions requirements

  • Experience with GitHub, iOS SDK, UIKit, Interface Builder, Instruments

  • Experience with iOS build management and provisioning

  • Experience with agile software development practice, scrum, sprint planning, retrospectives, etc.

  • Experience with Apple TestFlight, HockeyApp or similar app distribution platforms

  • Experience with iOS crash reporting applications

  • Experience evaluating and working with 3rd party libraries

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team-oriented, test-driven collaborative and iterative programming environment

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline or its equivalent

Company Overview :

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Additional Information :

ESPN is an equal opportunity employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.

Job ID: 463010BR

Location: Los Angeles,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks