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Software Engineer II

Job Summary: ESPN is looking for a motivated Software Engineer to be a vital contributor to the company’s consumer facing digital video applications. This engineer will work closely with ESPN product owners and business development partners to plan, design, create and maintain applications that bring pay television and video highlights to ESPN’s many web sites and apps running on mobile phones, tablets, game consoles and set top boxes. The ideal candidate will have experience developing rich, consumer facing apps or web sites and core knowledge of at least one area of consumer application development preferably using Java, Objective C, Swift, Javascript or C# . This position will be located in the Bristol CT headquarters. Responsibilities:
  • Participate in the development, enhancement and maintenance of ESPN video apps and components for a variety of platforms including Phones, Tablets, Set Top Boxes and Game Consoles.
  • Work closely with ESPN consumer product owners and app design teams to specify, design and plan the development of new applications, improvement of existing products and development of special features.
  • Collaborate with software development teams that bring ESPN’s core brands to mobile, tablet and web platforms to create feature and experience parity across platforms.
  • Collaborate with other ESPN technology teams providing fundamental pieces of the digital video ecosystem including, content APIs, video workflow, encoding & distribution and configuration management.
  • Work closely with Project Management to plan project work for yourself and fellow team members in an agile fashion.
Basic Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of relevant professional software development experience
  • Strong knowledge of at least one of the following - Java, Javascript, Objective C, Swift C# or C++.
  • A strong understanding of HTTP and REST-style web services
  • A strong understanding of XML or JSON
  • Highly motivated to work in a fast paced, team-oriented and iterative programming environment with a disposition for keeping up with latest technologies.
  • Solid organization/communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience building on a significant consumer app that is currently available in the marketplace
  • Experience developing applications that include audio or video content
  • Experience with agile software development practice, scrum, sprint planning, retrospectives, etc.
Required Education
  • Bachelor degree in computer science, engineering 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.