CBS Corporation Lead Android Engineer, CBS Sports App in Kansas City, Missouri

Lead Android Engineer, CBS Sports App

REF#: 27319


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Interactive is a premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the industry. Our websites dive deep into the things that people care about: business, entertainment, games, news, sports and technology. With more than 290 million unique visitors each month, CBS Interactive is a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks.


CBS Sports is looking for an experienced Android development leader to manage, mentor and direct an Android development team, and innovate on the leading sports app in market. To be successful at this job, you need to bring a winning team attitude, impressive technical ability and outstanding leadership skills.

Responsible for development, architecture and codebase for a high profile, high customer volume app

Player-coach, who will lead the technical design, development and of the CBS Sports Android App. You’ll be contributing working code at least 70% of your time.

Sharpen the team's existing agile development process

Lead, inspire and continuously develop your team

Build a high performing, energetic, team oriented office culture

Be an active member of the Kansas City mobile app development community, attending and running meetups, hackathons, attending workshops and events

Establish great rapport with other development teams, Product Owners, QA and others to maintain high levels of visibility, efficiency, and collaboration


Previous development experience of 4+ years, preferably within a large, commercial environment (Financial Services, Telecommunications, Media etc) with live examples on the app store

Experience leading a team developers contributing to the same codevase

Strong native Android development experience with strong knowledge of the Android SDK, Android Studio or Samsung SDK with solid Java development skills

Collaborated closely with product managers, user interface designers, platform engineers, and multiple groups to define and implement product features.

Key contributor to the development of at least 3 major apps that have been published to Google Play Store

Superior knowledge of the SDLC within an Agile environment

Developed apps that integrate rich media, video, ad serving and analytics

Experience integrating Application Programming Interface (API) calls

Experience with evaluating and assuming responsibility for code written by third parties.

Ability to provide cost estimates for the design and develop phase in partnership with internal stakeholders

Built high-level user interfaces using rapid prototyping methodologies

Design application frameworks for use across multiple products

Results-driven, able and willing to go the extra mile to get the job done.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal skills

Build strong working relationships with co-workers, direct reports (if applicable), customers (internal and external), and company management.

Must successfully pass a background check

In addition, CBS will be guided by applicable federal, state and local laws when considering for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories.



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