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Sports Media - Project-Devel. Engineer Data&Platform Technology

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Company: WorkInSports

Location: Bristol, CT

Date Posted: May 24, 2014

Source: WorkInSports.com

An employee filling the role of Development Engineer, Data and Platform Technology will develop Software Platforms that power all of ESPNs products and services. He or she will: define systems to be implemented through independent research and close collaboration with peers across ESPN Technology, fully document and specify the design of the systems, develop (code) the systems, test the systems, deploy the systems, and sustain the systems in production. <br> <br>The Development Engineer will also spend a significant amount of time in guided exploration of new technologies and solutions that are applicable to the short, medium, and long run goals of ESPNs Data and Platform Technology group. This position offers an opportunity and carries a responsibility to contribute to the development of the future of ESPNs Data and Technology platforms. <br> <br>ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the ...

An employee filling the role of Development Engineer, Data and Platform Technology will develop Software Platforms that power all of ESPNs products and services. He or she will: define systems to be implemented through independent research and close collaboration with peers across ESPN Technology, fully document and specify the design of the systems, develop (code) the systems, test the systems, deploy the systems, and sustain the systems in production. <br> <br>The Development Engineer will also spend a significant amount of time in guided exploration of new technologies and solutions that are applicable to the short, medium, and long run goals of ESPNs Data and Platform Technology group. This position offers an opportunity and carries a responsibility to contribute to the development of the future of ESPNs Data and Technology platforms. <br> <br>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. <br> <br>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 companys mission is to serve sports fans. Anytime. Anywhere. <br> <br>This is a project position with a length of 15 months. <br> <br><B>Responsibilities</b> <br> <br>
Engineering and development of sustainable software systems. <br>
Works with engineers in the design phases of complex project development, improvement of existing systems, equipment procurement requirements specification, and systems implementation. <br>
Generates all development and diagnostic documentation required to support and operate project products including proper documentation of code and primary authorship of supporting project documentation. <br>
Collaborates with other team members and stakeholders to revise requirements during the execution of the project to adapt to changing environmental conditions and to incorporate experimentally informed design revisions. <br>
Interfaces with equipment manufacturers and vendors regarding technical equipment designs and evaluates equipment and/or software to be purchased. <br>
Develops a high level of technical proficiency through review of trade journals and publications, contacts with manufacturers, membership in professional associations and attendance at conventions and seminars. <br>
Responsible for follow-up and resolution of technical problems through direct communication with other ESPN departments and third parties. <br>
May be assigned special projects as needed. <br>
Participates in regular reviews of project performance with supervisors. <br>
Provide support to technical operations staff as necessary. <br> <br><B>Basic Qualifications</b> <br> <br>
A minimum of 3 years of work experience developing software. <br>
Demonstrated ability to work independently on complex projects. <br>
Strong affinity for teamwork and empowering fellow developers. <br>
Strong proficiency in one or more of the following strongly typed programming languages: Java, C, C++. <br>
Proficiency in one or more of the following scripting languages: Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP, Groovy, Lua. <br>
Proficiency in one or more of the following data technologies: SQL, MongoDB, Riak, Redis, DynamoDB. <br>
Proficiency in developing web based front end user interfaces and tools (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) <br>
Familiarity with REST API design fundamentals. <br>
Familiarity with agile development methodologies. <br>
Proficiency with
*nix system fundamentals. <br> <br><B>Preferred Qualifications</b> <br> <br>
Affinity for sports. <br>
Proficiency with git. <br>
Experience with AWS, linode, Azure, Heroku, or OpenStack. <br>
Experience with Chef, Puppet, or Ansible. <br>
Experience building and consuming RESTful APIs. <br>
Experience with build automation tools and practices. <br>
Experience with automated testing tools and practices. <br>
Experience with any of the following languages: Scala, Clojure, C#. <br>
Experience with AMQP or JMS. <br> <br><B>Preferred Education</b> <br> <br>
Coursework in applied mathematics, econometrics, systems dynamics. <br> <br><B>Required Education</b> <br> <br>
Bachelors degree or better in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Econometrics, Mechanical Engineering, or degree in equivalent field of technical sophistication. <br> (Sports Media, Graphics, Web, IT)

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