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Lead Software Engineer, Consumer Experience Innovation

Company: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution
Location: Monterey Park
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) brings together the Company--s best-in-class product, technology, and commercialization teams together into one global organization. DMED is responsible for the P&L management and all distribution, network and engineering operations, sales, advertising, data, and certain key technology functions worldwide for the Company's content engines. DMED also manages operations of the Company's streaming services including Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Disney+ HotStar, as well as domestic broadcast and cable television networks.DMED Technology creates products, platforms, and innovations for the DMED Segment and The Walt Disney Company by driving the strategic development and use of technology, building scalable systems and products to empower our businesses, and engage consumers. With global scale, local presence, and deep technological excellence, DMED Technology helps DMED and The Walt Disney Company optimize technology, platforms, and resources while bringing creative ideas to life and creating industry-shaping approaches.As part of DMED Technology, the DMED Consumer Experiences & Platforms pillar is responsible for creating consumer-facing applications across ABC, ABC News, the Disney Channel, ESPN, FX, National Geographic, Marvel, and more.For a new team, we--re looking for experienced developers who are interested in building the next generation of our consumer experiences. Our mission is to envision, champion, and deliver new and unique experiences across our portfolio in close partnership with our product and engineering teams. We want someone that has come up through product-focused software development ranks - possessing 7 or more years experience in designing and architecting high quality, secure, performant, and usable consumer web/mobile applications leveraging cloud infrastructure. The ideal candidate would possess deep skills in building client applications for modern mobile OSes like iOS or Android, CTV/OTT platforms like Roku, tvOS, or Android TV, or modern web applications using frameworks like React.Our initial focus will be on ESPN, so if you--re a sports fan who cares about building great products, this team will give you the opportunity to define and deliver experiences only ESPN and the Walt Disney Company can pull together. With our deep archives of sports information, content, and editorial talent, there--s no better place to push the boundaries of what--s possible in sports.The ideal engineer has a deep well of experience delivering high-quality product experiences whether on the backend or client or both: what matters is the ability to reason and contribute across the full stack. This is a role that will push creative problem solving and big picture thinking alongside detailed technical architecture and delivery. Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with our product management teams, architect and deliver MVP features and experiences aligned with strategic goals, solving complex user problems with a broad perspective on innovative solutions.
  • Collaborate with other platform teams to develop collaborative roadmaps to achieve strategic objectives, including embedding with developments to develop & deliver sustainable MVPs and other releases.
  • Advocate and demonstrate the value of high-quality, beautiful, usable consumer products. Sweat the details and be smart about the small details that make a huge difference.
  • Any other duties needed to help achieve Business Objectives Basic Qualifications:
    • Hold a Bachelor--s degree in computer science, computer information systems, engineering, or another technical field (or have the equivalent experience)
    • Have 7+ years of experience with consumer software development or software engineering focused on the user experience and client-side development.
    • Significant experience with at least one modern framework and platforms (e.g. Swift, SwiftUI, Kotlin, Flutter, React, Node.js) and a willingness to build up expert level knowledge on others.
    • Strong collaborative skills -- this team--s work is always a partnership with other teams. Need to be able to see a problem or solution from multiple perspectives.
    • Strong product sensibilities and an ability to balance business and user needs against the technology roadmap. Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience with video playback, formats, and distribution strongly preferred.
      • Experience with Data Science and recommendation engines strongly preferred.
      • Knowledge of API and server-side platform development strongly preferred.
      • Experience in a startup environment strongly preferred.
      • Masters or another advanced degree, especially with research into video, data science/personalization, or UX.
      • Experience with broadcast engineering environments or workflows used in modern streaming platforms. Additional Information: #DMEDCXP

Keywords: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, Monterey Park , Lead Software Engineer, Consumer Experience Innovation, IT / Software / Systems , Monterey Park, California

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