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Software Engineer Intern, Bristol - Summer 2020

Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International

Software Engineer Internship

A Day in the Life...
  • Work with senior staff to enhance and maintain existing software components
  • Design, implement, and improve RESTful APIs powering ESPN Products that deliver sports data and content
  • Build Capabilities – Develop a sense of the business problems that we are trying to solve for and build capabilities that scale and drive real impact.
  • Improve the quality of the API platform through unit and integration tests
  • Proactively support and maintain production systems to prevent issues before they occur
  • Clearly communicate technical findings, issues, and outcomes with other team members
What we are looking for...
  • Basic understanding of core Java, OO design, concurrency, etc
  • Problem solver – Enjoy new and meaningful technology or business challenges which require you to think and respond quickly
  • Passion and creativity – Are passionate about data, technology, & creative innovation
  • Team player – Enjoy working collaboratively with a talented group of people to tackle challenging business problems so we all succeed (or fail fast) as a team
  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Level student or recent graduate (within 6 months of graduating) pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems or related field.
Internship Eligibility
  • At the time of application, must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
Program Dates: The length of this internship is 10 weeks, and the approximate dates are June 8, 2020– August 14, 2020. Interns will work 40 hours.

Location: Bristol, CT

Housing: A limited amount of housing assistance may be available for those who qualify.

Transportation: Limited transportation assistance to and from work may be available for those who qualify.Be a part of an innovative team and culture…

The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment that oversees all consumer-facing digital video subscription services across the company. Disney Streaming is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service, programmed in conjunction with ESPN; the upcoming Disney+ service; and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Its core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

The Platform Engineering team is responsible for the data delivery powering all of ESPN’s consumer facing digital products highlighted by the ESPN App, ESPN.com, Fantasy, and WatchESPN applications. With millions of fans creating billions of requests to platform services on a daily basis the team focuses heavily on quality, performance and scalability. As the key player in the distribution of data the team is also integral in the construction of digital products and is influential in their technical design. This is a great opportunity to see your work in the wild delivering top quality products consumed by millions.
Responsibilities : Internship Eligibility
  • At the time of application, must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
Program Dates: The length of this internship is 10 weeks, and the approximate dates are June 8, 2020– August 14, 2020. Interns will work 40 hours.

Location: Bristol, CT

Housing: A limited amount of housing assistance may be available for those who qualify.

Transportation: Limited transportation assistance to and from work may be available for those who qualify.

Required Education :
  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Level student or recent graduate (within 6 months of graduating) pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems or related field.

Preferred Education :
What we are looking for...
  • Basic understanding of core Java, OO design, concurrency, etc
  • Problem solver – Enjoy new and meaningful technology or business challenges which require you to think and respond quickly
  • Passion and creativity – Are passionate about data, technology, & creative innovation
  • Team player – Enjoy working collaboratively with a talented group of people to tackle challenging business problems so we all succeed (or fail fast) as a team

Company Overview :
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