Full Time Job

Software Engineer


Glendale, CA 04-24-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Software Engineer II (iOS)

Job Summary:
On any given day at Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology (DEET), we're reimagining ways to create magical viewing experiences for the world's most beloved stories while also redefining Disney's media business for the future. Whether that's evolving our streaming and digital products in new and immersive ways, powering worldwide advertising and distribution to improve flexibility and efficiency, or delivering Disney's unmatched entertainment and sports content, every day is a moment to make a difference to partners and to hundreds of millions of people around the world.
• Building the future of Disney's media business: DE&E Technologists are designing and building the infrastructure that will power Disney's media, advertising, and distribution businesses for years to come.
• Reach & Scale: The products and platforms this group builds and operates delight millions of consumers every minute of every day – from Disney+ and Hulu, to ABC News and Entertainment, to ESPN and ESPN+, and much more.
• Innovation: We develop and complete groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.

Media Engineering is an innovative organization that is focused on providing the best possible video playback experience, art, and metadata to customers around the world, powered by exceptional technology. This strategic work requires streamlining and repurposing technology across different business and distribution channels – including streaming, linear, and theatrical – so that technology can ebb and flow across the needs of the business.

The Media Player Engineering team mission is to design video streaming playback solutions in collaboration with encoding, packaging, and delivery teams to optimize the Disney streaming technology stack for the best streaming experience possible on all platforms.
Our team is seeking someone who can fill the role of Software Engineer II to create a feature rich standard streaming media playback library on Apple devices. Our intention is to design and develop a layered architecture for media playback which can span all the Disney direct-to-consumer brands like Disney+, ESPN, and Hulu. Your focus will be on collaborating with media playback teams on other platforms to ensure a consistent software architecture which delivers a best in class streaming experience for your viewers while providing a foundation for media playback innovation at Disney.

This is a hands-on engineering position for the Apple Ecosystem in Objective-C/SWIFT. Based on your experience, you will work a cross-functional team of Product Managers, Designers, Engineers, Web Developers, and Content Creators to conceptualize and develop solutions that are shared across all Disney experiences. You are a person who enjoys working with other teams and technologies to understand their constraints. You enjoy the challenges presented by difficult problems and take pride in finding solutions which successfully thread the needle between design constraints, technical constraints, and the end experience of your users. You foster trust, approach problems with empathy and respect, and embrace creativity.

• Design and implement solutions in collaboration with team-members for new features which integrate with various Disney media services and back-ends.
• Collaborative API design with peer teams on the back-end as well as front-end teams which depend on our libraries.
• Research and development for media playback experiences, integration, and testing.
• Participate in project estimation and resource planning.
• Ability to collaborate in a small, productive development team as well as the larger engineering organization.
• Troubleshoot and resolve issues, problems, and errors encountered across our various platforms.
• Ability to collaborate in a small, productive development team as well as ability to work independently.

Required Experience:
• Minimum of 3 years experience in software engineering.
• Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study and/or equivalent experience
• Able to demonstrate experience in the full lifecycle of software development. Early stage, maintenance, and end of life.
• Experience in Swift or SwiftUI
• Knowledgeable in programming paradigms including Object Oriented and Reactive.
• Understanding of iOS/TVOS app development lifecycle.
• Experience in Object Oriented Programming.
• Write efficient, reliable, and maintainable code whether implementing improvements, user-facing features, or fixing defects – through collaboration with senior team members.
• Experience with unit test frameworks and continuous integration systems
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Motivated self-starter with the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies.

Preferred Experience:
• Experience with AVFoundation and its ecosystem
• Experience with streaming technologies including HLS, MPEG-DASH, Transport Stream, and CMAF

The hiring range for this position in Bristol, Connecticut and Santa Monica, California is $112,600 - $151,100 per year and in San Francisco, California is$123,400-$165,400 per year and in Seattle, Washington and New York City is $118,000 - $158,200 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:

Disney Entertainment and ESPN Technology (DE&E Technology) provides the technological backbone and product development for Disney's two media business units, while helping to keep the company at the vanguard of innovation – enabling the Company to continuously leverage technology to enhance storytelling and creativity, while delivering scalability, flexibility, and efficiency for its businesses.

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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-ro8v4p-3-235-20-185-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $112,600 to $151,100 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

The Walt Disney Company Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, publishing, domestic television stations, digital businesses and radio networks and stations.