Software Engineer I
ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN is 80% owned by ABC, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company), and 20% by the Hearst Corporation.
ESPN was founded by Bill Rasmussen and launched on September 7, 1979. Now with over 6,500 employees, each year ESPN televises more than 5,100 live and/or original hours of sports programming. The company’s mission is to serve sports fans. Anytime. Anywhere.
Reporting to the Director of Engineering, ESPN Digital Media, the Software Engineer I plays a key role in the development of ESPN.com digital products, including the development of data handling applications, data manipulation tools and support of the editorial and product teams. He/she has a successful track record of developing interactive tools, utilities, and products from conceptualization through deployment. The Software Engineer I is a team player with an entrepreneurial spirit and is comfortable operating in a fast paced environment.
Design, develop, test, and implement new java based applications as well as develop new features and functionality for existing applications.
Support the existing infrastructure and applications.
Provide support to production staff by developing functionality needed to create new web applications and features
Implements assigned portions of complete development cycles, including requirements, analysis, design, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance
Interacts mainly about semi-routine matters with others in the work group and/or with external customer contacts mainly at peer levels
Experience with Java, servlets and web applications
Good knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, including stored procedures, index strategies, and transactions
Understanding of multi-tier web architectures, and OO design patterns and concepts
Some Experience with HTTP, XML, Web Services
Manage multiple projects within a short development cycle with routine supervision
Passion for Sports
Must demonstrate solid organization/communication skills
Ability to work on a diverse scope of software and database projects requiring detailed analysis, creative/practical problem solving, and sound judgment
Experience/knowledge of the following is a plus: Glasssfish, Tomcat, JMS/MQ messaging, JPA/Hibernate, JAXB/JAX-RS, EJB's and other Java EE6 technologies.
Degree in Computer Science or related field, and/or equivalent work experience
Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to join a team that’s beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you‘ve been looking for.
ESPN, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.
Job ID: 91310BR