The Walt Disney Company Java Software Engineer III in Bristol, Connecticut

This is an exciting role for a passionate sports fan and technology enthusiast interested in creating the engines that drive fan experiences across ESPN’s digital space. The Software Engineer III will play an important role in the personalization experiences across digital products with responsibilities for the technical design and implementation of medium size projects and features. In this role you will be building on high throughput fan facing systems delivering personalized scores and content streams to millions of sports fans on a daily basis.

This position is 100% hands-on development with some opportunity to influence design and specifications. The ideal candidate will have strong understanding of web architectures and OO software design patterns along with demonstrated experience delivering web services utilizing common Java technologies (containers, servlets, spring, etc.).

Responsibilities :

  • Participate in the design and implementation of systems delivering high throughput personalized experiences

  • Interface with internal & external teams to define requirements and schedules on projects

  • Plan and deliver implementations on medium size projects and take critical roles with the team on larger projects

  • Provide guidance and enforcement of development practices and processes

  • Collaborate & troubleshoot with the rest of the team in the analysis and resolution of hard engineering problems involving high trafficked web application services and API’s

Basic Qualifications :

  • 5+ Years of relevant work experience

  • Excellent programming skills and strong knowledge of the Java platform and Java web applications (Spring/Tomcat/etc)

  • Exposure to full lifecycle of application development, including best practices like unit testing, code reviews, documentation, etc.

  • Interest in industry trends on new technologies, best practices and solutions. A passion for innovation and raising the bar in all development aspects.

  • Demonstrated ability to work on a diverse scope of software and database projects requiring detailed analysis, creative/practical problem solving. Strong analytical skills as well as solid capabilities for debugging and troubleshooting.

  • Seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry best practices and procedures who resolves a wide range of issues in innovative ways

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience with real-time messaging frameworks (e.g. Kafka) and very large scalable online systems

  • Hands-on experience with developing/running/sustaining applications in Cloud environments, with preference towards AWS.

  • Strong understanding of relational and NoSQL persistence stores and the ability to determine which is the right tool for the right job

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, and/or equivalent work experience

Preferred Education :

  • Masters Degree in Computer Science or related field.

Job ID: 595089BR

Location: Bristol,Connecticut

Job Posting Company: Direct-to-Consumer and International