Sirius XM Radio Inc. Senior Software Engineer in Irving, Texas

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Senior Software Engineer





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Location: Irving, TX

Position Summary:

The Senior Software Engineer, Component Development will be an active participant in the SiriusXM mobile and embedded streaming application development. This person will primarily be focused on the detailed technical aspects of the core and common capabilities of these applications. This includes defining the detailed technical design/specification of the common components/libraries, working closely with the architect and various mobile team leads, analyzing requirements, and translating them into technical specifications for the development team. This individual should be able to work effectively with either an internal development team or an external one

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Refine and own the detailed technical specification of the SiriusXM common components/libraries, which have been built using cross platform technologies.

  • Define new and refine existing call flows and the interfaces between the upper application layer and the lower native platform layer.

  • Work with the development team in the definition of the class level specifications of the common components/libraries.

  • Be able to modify the existing software code if necessary and also write proof of concept applications for various purposes.

  • Facilitate the troubleshooting of pre and post-production issues working closely with the development teams.

  • Be familiar with the overall software stack and the software components of the mobile and embedded applications.

  • Own the software development coding standards, code review, and all documentation as it applies to software development of the mobile and embedded application.

  • Ensure collaboration with management to help generate task breakdowns, and accurate schedules.

  • Ensure full coverage of tier 3 support for operations readiness.

  • Keep fully aware of the industry evolution, new technologies and evolution of the application frameworks.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in engineering, computer science, information systems, or other technically related field or equivalent, relevant experience.

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience implementing network-connected applications in mobile and embedded environment.

  • 2+ years of hands-on experience developing cross platform components/ libraries.

Requirements and General Skills:

  • Ability to effectively work cross functionally in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Highly organized.

  • Excellent problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Ability to project professionalism over the phone and in person.

  • Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects.

  • Willingness to learn new technologies.

  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines.

  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills:

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience implementing network-connected applications in mobile and embedded environment.

  • 2+ years of hands-on experience developing cross platform components/ libraries.

  • Strong working knowledge of C++, OOP, Advanced C++ techniques, memory management concepts.

  • Strong knowledge of concurrency and multithreaded programming techniques.

  • Working knowledge of media streaming technologies such as HLS, DASH, RTSP.

  • Knowledge of C++ 11 features is desirable.

  • Strong comprehension of Agile/Scrum methodologies, Software Development Life Cycle, Source Control systems, and Configuration Management.

  • Strong comprehension of web services, HTTP protocol, and service-oriented architecture.

  • Strong knowledge of "Clean Code" development techniques and S.O.L.I.D. OOP design principles.

  • Strong ability to identify and fix performance bottlenecks and deliver code that meets performance budgets and goals.

  • Strong comprehension of high availability, multi-tier, mission critical and fault-tolerant system design.

  • Strong comprehension of MVC and/or MVVM design patterns.

  • Good understanding of the challenges with implementing in-car applications and overcoming the issues with the different wireless technologies.

  • Mid-level knowledge of database fundamentals and data persistence techniques.

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.

Company EEO Statement

Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.