The Walt Disney Company Backend Java Developer Internship- Seattle, Summer 2019 in Seattle, Washington

Be a part of an innovative team and culture…

On the Messaging Team we get to work with all the different segments of The Walt Disney Company and bring cutting edge technologies to them at enterprise scale. A mix of senior and junior developers, we strive to stay ahead of the ever changing landscape of messaging (whether it be E-mail, push notifications or messaging to cars) while maintaining a strong work-life balance.

Disney Seattle is a large, flourishing tech-focused office, where teams develop internet applications and services for all of the major domestic and international businesses across Disney. The office is located in the heart of downtown Seattle, near convenient public transport hubs, easy access to ferries, buses, and situated across from the iconic Seattle library.

Responsibilities : A Day in the Life…

We are looking for an intern to assist in our Websocket messaging platform, which is responsible for delivering messages in sub-second timeframes to millions of connected users simultaneously. It can be seen in action at (the scoreboard banner, among other things) as well as breaking news stories at This platform is written in Java and is focused on performance and scalability. The focus of the internship will be on improving the feature space of this system while maintaining or increasing overall performance and scalability. As a member of the team you will be responsible for:

  • Participating in Sprint Planning and tracking work items

  • Writing code in Java (and possibly other languages)

  • Working as a member of a larger team

  • Self Directing (Some tasks may only have high level descriptions and we expect you to figure out what needs doing)

  • Asking questions when you cannot find the answers you need

Basic Qualifications :

What we are looking for…

  • Basics of Java

  • Completed at least one Data Structures or Algorithms course

  • Desire to work on a backend system

  • Experience working on a team

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Completed/Taking a Networking Course

  • Knowledge of Websockets

  • Knowledge of Redis (Database technology)

Required Education :

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class, or be a recent graduate of an accredited college or university within the last six (6) months at time of application, or be currently participating in the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program or Disney Professional Internship Program

  • Junior or Senior of Computer Science degree, or equivalent achieved or in progress

Job ID: 596835BR

Location: Seattle,Washington

Job Posting Company: Direct-to-Consumer and International