Software Development Engineer II-Android

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Description: 

Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company’s mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.

Discovery Overview

 

Job Summary

As television and media habits change, our mission remains true to the principles that founded Discovery – every day we seek to ignite people’s curiosity to engage, entertain and enlighten the world around them through amazing viewing experiences.

 

The Direct to Consumer Group is a technology company within the Discovery brand.

 

We are building a global streaming video platform (OTT), and a suite of applications to support all of our network’s brands globally. We are building modern container-based micro-services operated on AWS. Our platform covers everything from search, catalogue, video transcoding, personalization, to global subscriptions, and really much more. We build user experiences ranging from classic lean-back viewing to interactive learning applications. We build for connected TVs, web, mobile phones, tablets, and consoles for a large footprint of Discovery owned networks (Discovery, Food Network, Golf TV, MotorTrend, Eurosport, Discovery Play, and many more) This is a growing, global engineering group crucial to Discovery’s future.

 

We are hiring a software engineer to join our team and assist in leading the development and operations of our award-winning iOS app: Food Network Kitchen. As a key contributor on the team, you’ll be expected to write code and drive code reviews while owning tasks and projects to their completion. In this hands-on role you’ll be successful by:
- Providing input on architectural direction on the Android, FireTablet, and FireTV Platforms
- Participating in all aspects of the agile software development process
- Providing coaching and mentoring to fellow team members
- Collaborating with other Discovery teams on shared objectives.

Expectations

  1. You have a passion for building world-class, high quality applications with a drive for automating your development processes. You speak BDD/TDD fluently and are just as excited to help others get to your level.
  2. You build great productions for your immediate teams, but also advocate and help others group-wide, via cross-company technology and engineering initiatives.
  3. You plan well and execute better making decisions that are data driven. You constantly validate the decision made and provide feedback to yourself and the team to adapt and pivot quickly as needed.
  4. You are goal oriented, both for yourself and your team.
  5. You are fascinated with the mobile landscape and are on the lookout for merging mobile trends with vendors such as Google and Amazon.
  6. You deliver high-quality, high-performance, scalable code in the Android ecosystem for Mobile and Connected TV applications while striving to help others deliver at the same level.
  7. You assist in making great hiring decisions. You understand what it takes to build a great team and foster that mentality as you help grow your teams.
  8. You are comfortable communicating status, roadblocks and requirements to team management in order to proactively solve problems and drive solutions.
  9. You are a great partner with product and design teams to ensure that we are creating products that our fans love.
  10. You are excited to represent Discovery engineering and management at Industry events. 

Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field from an accredited college or university or commensurate experience
  • 1+ Years in an engineering contributor role
  • Experience working on public-facing, large scale mobile applications and are up to date on the current state of Android development ecosystem, including performance tuning and memory management.
  • Experience with Kotlin and other modern Android frameworks.
  • Experience with Android Studio, Gradle, Maven, Bitrise, etc
  • Knowledge working in the Amazon ecosystem (FireTablet, FireTV) is a plus
  • Knowledge of Connected TV best practices and patterns is a plus
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States

 

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • PHPLanguages
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    • AngularJSFrameworks
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Location

10401 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004
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What are Discovery Direct-to-Consumer Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Annual Impact Day where the office volunteers together. Opportunities to volunteer through People Portal. New Hires are given $25 to donate to cause of their choice. Discovery offers matching programs
Partners with Nonprofits
RISE, Turn Up Fight Hunger, Adopt a Family, Oceana, Discovery Project CAT, Give a Little TLC, Inspire a Difference, Building a Difference, Talent Unlimited.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Discovery Women's Network, ableDisability, Multicultural Alliance, Discovery PriDe, Parents at Discovery, Discovery GreenD, Generation D, Discovery Veteran's Association.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Discovery Women's Network, ableDisability, Multicultural Alliance, Discovery PriDe, Generation D, Discovery Veteran's Association.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Diverse slate required for leadership roles.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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