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Discovery

Senior AndroidTV Developer

Context of the role

Discovery+ is the single destination for infotainment content across the globe with content spanning categories such as Adventure, Travel, Food, Auto, and Wildlife. The Discovery+ app which is already live in India, and slated to be available in multiple countries starting Jan 2021, is rated 4.3+ across Android and iOS platforms and is the only aggregated destination of over 20+ premium brands extending from real life entertainment to knowledge based programming.
In the context of the rapidly evolving media and entertainment sector, third party integrations with the likes of telecom companies and Original Equipment Manufacturers will play a central role in shaping the Discovery+ user base across multiple geographies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build product features in close collaboration with product and business mandates \
  • Contribute to the feature roadmap of the Android ecosystem of devices
  • Advocate best practices for App development and also lay down best coding practices
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders in developing and designing the app and other platforms which support Android like Amazon Fire TV Stick and Android TV.
  • Initiate, lead and execute work on proof of concepts and help identify the ways to scale/integrate them in the app
  • Own all aspects of the product development from concept, and drive it through development, testing, acceptance, adoption and iterative changes
  • Carry out engineering development with a strong focus on error handling, performance monitoring and metrics across the app. Some of the key metrics are Performance Uptime, Re-Buffering rates, Time Spent on the app, App Store Rating among other measures of product stability and excellence.


Skills & Experience

• 4-6 years' experience in building direct to consumer products of scale (experience in Video/OTT apps will be highly appreciated)

• Be user obsessed while engineering and designing the App

• Hands-on experience in building native mobile applications and mobility solutions

• Sound understanding of Android Architecture, Framework, Android SDK, Core Java, Android Studio IDE, Android Debugger, Android Open Source

• Keen eye towards optimizing the application for performance improvements, like enhanced memory management

• Good understanding of the basic components of Android: Activity, Services, Intent, Broadcast Receiver, Content Provider

• Good understanding of UI components & controls; Action Bars, Widgets, Fragments etc

• Familiar with Web Service Integration (REST, JSON) and REST concepts

• Act as a mentor and guide and coach fellow product engineer • Self-confident self-starter - proactive in setting and meeting goals, with limited supervision

• Clear and contagious passion for product and consumer needs

• Proven track record of working on successful mobile products

• High energy and positive attitude

• Excellent verbal & written communication skills

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