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Java Software Engineer II - Platform Engineering

Job Summary: As a Software Engineer II in Sports Data Platforms, you will help build, enhance and support the underlying data architecture for all of ESPN’s sports data that serve our business and hundreds of millions of fans across the globe on digital and broadcast with millisecond latency. We want an amazing Software Engineer to join our team. We are looking for someone who is creative, passionate, and excited about building/enhancing a modern tech stack in a cloud environment.

You would be exposed to all phases of software development and architecture and would have the opportunity to work on our real-time end to end data processing pipeline, persistence, storage and API’s. This is a chance to work with the newest cloud based data technologies to solve scalability and high availability challenges within a motivated, fast growing team. This is a critical role that will have a significant impact on the direction of our product, technology and business.

We are looking for someone who…
  • Has the curiosity to research and learn new technologies and skills and recommend technical direction
  • Employs positive thinking and is able to work constructively in a team setting
  • Is passionate about data engineering and solving problems

If this sounds like you, ESPN wants your help building the future of sports content delivery. Responsibilities:
  • Build cool things – Build software across our entire cutting-edge data platform, including data processing, storage, and serving large-scale web APIs, with awesome cutting-edge technologies. We operate in real-time with high-availability.
  • Innovate and inspire – Think of new ways to help make our data platform more scalable, resilient and reliable and then work across our team to put your ideas into action.
  • Participate in the creation and support of systems and tools that help maintain the data/integrity of all ESPN Data Platforms systems.
  • Collaborate with the rest of the team in the analysis and resolution of hard engineering problems involving high trafficked web application services and API’s, as well as the ingestion, storage and distribution of all the data that comes into ESPN.
  • Be involved in the requirements gathering, analysis, design, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance of systems that support or enhance other applications within our environment.
  • Provide support to other teams and members troubleshooting production issues, including taking part of the on-call rotation.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Good programming skills with a strong Java background of 2+ years of experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Works well with others and be able to contribute in a collaborative environment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Basic experience with SQL and multiple databases (Cassandra, Mongo, Couchbase, Oracle, MSSQL, etc)
  • Experience with real-time and large scalable online systems
  • Experience with different messaging frameworks (Kakfa, Redis, MQ, etc)
  • Experience working in multiple environments (Windows, Linux, cloud-based architectures, etc)
  • Experience with API and distribution technologies
Required Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field and/or 2+ years related work experience
Preferred Education
  • Masters Degree in Computer Science or related field.
About ESPN:

Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. Every day we’re doing things that no one has done, all in a dynamic culture where we defy odds and continuously outdo ourselves. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with ESPN Technology Services, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call ESPN.

ESPN Technology Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.