Lead Software Engineer, Android @ Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution - Glendale, CA

Job Overview

2 months ago

Lead Software Engineer, Android

Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution - Glendale, CA

Lead Software Engineer, Android

The Walt Disney Company has a rich tradition of creating innovative products and magical experiences for millions of people around the world. Software Engineers are at the heart of that innovation and magic, building platforms, services, tools and infrastructure for an unmatched collection of content and brands such as ABC, Disney, and ESPN.

As an Android Lead Software Engineer focused on fantasy sports you will be part of a diverse and talented organization focused on building and maintaining complex Android applications for ESPN.com. You will be a member of a team creating mobile applications for the world’s #1 fantasy sports products, using Java/Kotlin to develop elegant solutions for new product features and core app architecture.

If you:

  • Demonstrate determination in finding solutions to complex puzzles
  • Have the curiosity to research and learn new technologies
  • Employ positive thinking and are able to work constructively in a diverse team setting
  • Are passionate about app development
  • Value learning and being exposed to new experiences
  • Love working in a startup culture

then working at Disney is unlike anything else. We have the latest technology, game-changing ideas, and world-class talent. Come be a part of our team and help us find new ways to interact with users, however and wherever they connect with our brands.


  • Architect and develop core app functionality using Java/Kotlin
  • Develop features and provide support for fantasy-related apps used by millions of fans
  • Prototype new ideas
  • Research and evaluate applicable technologies
  • Define and implement best practices to continually increase performance and scalability
  • Review code and pull requests to ensure product and design specifications are met
  • Work with product and project management to refine specs and timelines
  • Partner with other engineering teams to deliver best solutions
  • Mentor and provide feedback to other engineers

Basic Qualifications

  • 7+ years hands-on professional experience with Android development
  • Experience working on a significant consumer app that is currently available in marketplace
  • Expert understanding of object-oriented, functional, and functional reactive patterns and concepts
  • Thorough knowledge of HTTP/S, APIs, and web services
  • Sound foundation in dynamic multi-threaded mobile apps
  • Solid understanding of Android app development lifecycle including Google Play Store compliance policies and submissions requirements
  • Expertise with unit test frameworks and continuous integration systems such as JUnit 4/5 and Espresso
  • 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, or fixing defects
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues, problems, and errors encountered across our various platforms
  • Analyze and optimize application code for efficiency, reliability and performance
  • Understand product architecture, assisting other Software Architects as necessary
  • Lead other engineers to deliver multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Work with minimal technical supervision and supplemental engineering support
  • 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
  • Driven and self motivated


The hiring range for this remote position is $157,800 to $219,200 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. 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.

Additional Information

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

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.

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