The Walt Disney Company Staff Software Engineer (Android) in Bristol, Connecticut

The ESPN Mobile Engineering team develops some of the most downloaded and successful Android sports apps, including the ESPN app, WatchESPN, Tournament Challenge, and many others. This is a very exciting and highly visible position building the direct to consumer ESPN app. Streaming media is very challenging and a great opportunity to be part of changing user behavior in our apps.

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 own the technical implementation of projects and expected to provide training, guidance, and mentorship to other members of the team. This role is expected to guide decisions on technical strategy, architecture, best practices, tools, and utilities.

This is a hands-on engineering position that requires expert level proficiency in Java, Android SDK, device capabilities, and Android OS variations. You will architect reusable solutions that are shared across all ESPN apps.

The ideal candidate is passionate about Java, Android, technology, apps, and sports.

Responsibilities :

  • Development of new and existing ESPN apps for the Android platform from conceptualization to launch

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

  • Guide decisions on architecture and technical strategy

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

  • Define development/design standards and best practices

  • 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 8 years of progressive experience in any job title with duties involving software development, programming or analysis

  • A minimum of 3 years hands-on professional Android development experience

  • Extensive experience with Java and full command of Android APIs on all OS versions

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

  • Experience with web related technologies, including JavaScript, HTML 4/5, AJAX, JSON, XML

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

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

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

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

  • Experience using code versioning tools including GIT.

  • Must have used Android Studio or Eclipse for development.

  • Must demonstrate solid organization/communication skills

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Deep technical knowledge of mobile application development

  • Experience with messaging related technologies like GCM, SMS, MMS, XMPP, SMTP

  • Experience with embedded local storage solutions such as SQLite

  • Experience with image manipulation and animation, including techniques like alpha blending

  • Demonstrated ability to design and build dynamic multi-threaded mobile apps.

  • Solid understanding of Android app development life cycle including Google Play and Amazon App Store compliance policies and submissions requirements

  • Experience with GitHub or similar version control tools

  • Experience with Android build management and provisioning

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

  • Experience with TestFlight or similar app distribution platforms

  • Experience with Android performance tuning and crash reporting applications

  • Experience evaluating and integrating 3rd party APIs, including SDKs for social networks, advertising, and analytics

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

  • Experience with iOS application development is a plus

Required Education :

  • BS Computer Science or related technical discipline or its equivalent

Preferred Education :

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, engineering, mechanical or mechatronics engineering; or closely related field

Job ID: 558281BR

Location: Bristol,Connecticut

Job Posting Company: Media Networks