Lead Software Engineer, Android

Posted: 12/11/2019

Location: Universal City, California
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


NBC Entertainment Digital is a fast paced, innovative marketing and technology group that builds award-winning digital products. What makes us unique from the rest of the burgeoning technology world is that we get to work with high profile, recognized content on multi-platforms and have the backing of a world leading Media Company. If you want to work on the future of television alongside amazingly talented colleagues, then this is the place for you.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Lead the software development of NBC’s world-class video streaming apps
  • Build performant and scalable streaming apps for Android mobile and living room platforms
  • Architect and Implement product features to meet both technical and function requirements
  • Provide solutions and meet software engineering standards set by the engineering team
  • Triage and fix issues in both the Android software and in the system
  • Foster the use of software design patterns for the team
  • Contribute to the app build process and CI/CD flow
  • Establish guidelines and enforcement in code reviews
  • Collaborate with product and project team members to ensure timely delivery of quality releases
  • Contribute to planning and assignment of development tasks for the team


  • Basic Qualifications:
    • Proven experience as a lead developer on an Android application released to the public
    • Proven experience working in Agile software methodology
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or applicable work experience
    • Minimum 3 years of experience developing, releasing, and maintaining native Android apps in Java and/or Kotlin
    • Experience working with video playback on Android platforms with various form factors.
    • Experience in creating and developing against RESTful and SOAP web services
    • Strong CS fundamentals, troubleshooting, debugging, and problem-solving skills
    • Strong understanding of the Google Play store and user interface guidelines and best practices
    • Familiarity with security guidelines and secure coding practices
    • Familiarity with CI/CD build and deployment practices
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain issues clearly to non-technical stakeholders
    • Experience working in a collaborative team environment

    Eligibility Requirements:
    • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
    • Willingness to work long hours and on weekends with short notice
    • Must have work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program



    At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

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