Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

Apr 23, 2018
http://vimeo.com/87306754 The ESPN Creative Services Graphic Operator is one of five functionally unique groups whose complementary responsibilities and skill sets combine to create ESPN's on-air visual identity. **Responsibilities :** + Maintains quality of ESPN’s on-air product for daily/nightly Studio and Event productions. + The Controller, or “Graphics Operator”, executes graphics on a basic level using ESPN developed playout applications for remote and studio productions. + Ensures the accuracy and timely preparation of graphics assigned to productions + Required to work flexible hours and days as production assignments dictate including weekends, nights and holidays + Able to effectively communicate across the organization to report technical problems. Must also be able to clearly articulate source of problems in defective equipment reports. + Maintain administrative records including shift assignment reports and other required documentation. **Basic Qualifications :** + Strong understanding of Windows-based applications for live productions + Candidates must be highly motivated, willing to work all shifts, weekends, some holidays and must demonstrate the ability to work under pressure to meet ever-changing deadlines + Must be accurate spellers and possess strong communication skills + Must have familiarity with Sports. This includes College and Professional teams – names, logos and franchise players **Preferred Qualifications :** + Minimum of one year of on-air graphics systems controller experience in a major market or at the network level is desired. Experience using VizRt, Chyron, ROSS, Trio, Photoshop, ENPS is preferred + Able to catalog logos/headshots and custom graphics and Sales elements + Understanding of live production control room (PCR) etiquette and overall professionalism **Required Education :** + High School Diploma or Equivalent **Preferred Education :** + Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Multi-Media, Digital Design, Graphic Design or Animation desired. **Job ID:** 512289BR **Location:** Bristol,Connecticut **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN Bristol, CT
Apr 23, 2018
An employee filling the role of Software Engineer III – DevOps Engineer, will be responsible for activities that ensure the quality, reliability, and stability of ESPN’s production systems and services that power the fan experience. These activities include the design and specification of technical infrastructure that facilitates the integration of software development and delivery from inception to full operation. As a Senior member of the engineering team, an employee filling this role would be responsible for developing the technical implementations for fault tolerance, performance enhancement, and configuration management of applications, and may be expected to lead in the implementation of the solutions. The Software Engineer III – DevOps 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 ESPN’s Technology group. This position offers the opportunity and responsibility to contribute to the development of the future of ESPN’s Technology platforms. **Responsibilities :** + Ensure the quality, reliability and stability of production systems and services. + Work with software developers and infrastructure engineers to integrate software development and delivery from inception to full operation, ensuring robust released software and systems, typically for high traffic services or key infrastructure. + Implement technical requirements of applications to ensure systems provide required availability, latency, scalability and efficiency. + Implement the technical “vision” for fault tolerance, performance enhancement and configuration management of applications. + Develop and maintain new software and systems, typically for high traffic services or key infrastructure **Basic Qualifications :** + Proficient in Linux system administration. + Proficient in deploying Cloud based infrastructure. + Proficient in modern Deployment Management Tools (Puppet and/or Chef, etc.). + Proficient with version control systems (Git, TFS, SVN). + Proficient in programming languages (Python, Java, Ruby, C/C++, Node.JS, Bash etc), database technologies (Oracle, MySQL, Redis), and networking protocols used for the implementation of supported systems + A minimum of 4 years of progressively complex related experience. **Preferred Qualifications :** + Experience writing, maintaining and deploying RESTful services + Experience troubleshooting and using build tools (Gradle, Maven, Make) + Knowledge of modern cloud architectures + Experience collecting and analyzing metrics to improve software and process quality + Experience building, deploying and maintaining cloud native, distributed systems. + Experience with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform. **Required Education :** + B.S. in Computer Science or in a related technical field or equivalent experience. **Preferred Education :** + Master’s degree in a relevant field **Additional Information :** \#DisneySystemsOps **Job ID:** 511082BR **Location:** Bristol,Connecticut **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN Bristol, CT
Apr 23, 2018
An employee filling the role of Senior DevOps Engineer, will be responsible for activities that ensure the quality, reliability, and stability of ESPN’s production systems and services that power the fan experience. These activities include the design and specification of technical infrastructure that facilitates the integration of software development and delivery from inception to full operation. As a Senior member of the engineering team, an employee filling this role would be responsible for developing the technical implementations for fault tolerance, performance enhancement, and configuration management of applications, and may be expected to lead in the implementation of the solutions. The Senior DevOps 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 ESPN’s Technology group. This position offers the opportunity and responsibility to contribute to the development of the future of ESPN’s Technology platforms. **Responsibilities :** + Activities to ensure the quality, reliability and stability of production systems and services. + Leads engagement with software developers and infrastructure engineers to integrate software development and delivery from inception to full operation, ensuring robust released software and systems, typically for high traffic services or key infrastructure. + Leads in the analysis of technical requirements of applications to ensure systems provide required availability, latency, scalability and efficiency. + Develops the technical “vision” for fault tolerance, performance enhancement and configuration management of applications, and may lead in implementation. + Advises infrastructure team regarding current and future systems needs and repercussions of infrastructure changes. + May participate in the development of infrastructure and platform roadmaps. + Leads the release of new software and systems, typically for high traffic services or key infrastructure. **Basic Qualifications :** + Expert proficiency in Linux system administration. + Expert proficiency in deploying Cloud based infrastructure. + Expert proficiency in modern SCM packages (Puppet and/or Chef, etc.). + Advanced to Expert proficiency in programming languages (Python, Java, Ruby, C/C++, Node.JS, Bash etc), database technologies (Oracle, MySQL, Redis), and networking protocols used for the implementation of supported systems + A minimum of 5 years of progressively complex related experience. **Preferred Qualifications :** + Experience writing, maintaining and deploying RESTful services + Experience troubleshooting and using build tools (Gradle, Maven, Make) + Knowledge of modern cloud architectures + Experience collecting and analyzing metrics to improve software and process quality **Required Education :** + B.S. in Computer Science in a related technical field or equivalent experience. **Preferred Education :** + Master’s degree in a relevant field **Job ID:** 510940BR **Location:** Bristol,Connecticut **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN Bristol, CT
Apr 23, 2018
An employee filling the role of Senior DevOps Engineer, will be responsible for activities that ensure the quality, reliability, and stability of ESPN’s production systems and services that power the fan experience. These activities include the design and specification of technical infrastructure that facilitates the integration of software development and delivery from inception to full operation. As a Senior member of the engineering team, an employee filling this role would be responsible for developing the technical implementations for fault tolerance, performance enhancement, and configuration management of applications, and may be expected to lead in the implementation of the solutions. The Senior DevOps 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 ESPN’s Technology group. This position offers the opportunity and responsibility to contribute to the development of the future of ESPN’s Technology platforms. **Responsibilities :** + Activities to ensure the quality, reliability and stability of production systems and services. + Leads engagement with software developers and infrastructure engineers to integrate software development and delivery from inception to full operation, ensuring robust released software and systems, typically for high traffic services or key infrastructure. + Leads in the analysis of technical requirements of applications to ensure systems provide required availability, latency, scalability and efficiency. + Develops the technical “vision” for fault tolerance, performance enhancement and configuration management of applications, and may lead in implementation. + Advises infrastructure team regarding current and future systems needs and repercussions of infrastructure changes. + May participate in the development of infrastructure and platform roadmaps. + Leads the release of new software and systems, typically for high traffic services or key infrastructure. **Basic Qualifications :** + Expert proficiency in Linux system administration. + Expert proficiency in deploying Cloud based infrastructure. + Expert proficiency in modern SCM packages (Puppet and/or Chef, etc.). + Advanced to Expert proficiency in programming languages (Python, Java, Ruby, C/C++, Node.JS, Bash etc), database technologies (Oracle, MySQL, Redis), and networking protocols used for the implementation of supported systems + A minimum of 5 years of progressively complex related experience. **Preferred Qualifications :** + Experience writing, maintaining and deploying RESTful services + Experience troubleshooting and using build tools (Gradle, Maven, Make) + Knowledge of modern cloud architectures + Experience collecting and analyzing metrics to improve software and process quality **Required Education :** + B.S. in Computer Science in a related technical field or equivalent experience. **Preferred Education :** + Master’s degree in a relevant field **Job ID:** 510948BR **Location:** Bristol,Connecticut **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN Bristol, CT
Apr 23, 2018
An employee filling the role of Software Engineer III – DevOps Engineer, will be responsible for activities that ensure the quality, reliability, and stability of ESPN’s production systems and services that power the fan experience. These activities include the design and specification of technical infrastructure that facilitates the integration of software development and delivery from inception to full operation. As a Senior member of the engineering team, an employee filling this role would be responsible for developing the technical implementations for fault tolerance, performance enhancement, and configuration management of applications, and may be expected to lead in the implementation of the solutions. The Software Engineer III – DevOps 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 ESPN’s Technology group. This position offers the opportunity and responsibility to contribute to the development of the future of ESPN’s Technology platforms. **Responsibilities :** + Ensure the quality, reliability and stability of production systems and services. + Work with software developers and infrastructure engineers to integrate software development and delivery from inception to full operation, ensuring robust released software and systems, typically for high traffic services or key infrastructure. + Implement technical requirements of applications to ensure systems provide required availability, latency, scalability and efficiency. + Implement the technical “vision” for fault tolerance, performance enhancement and configuration management of applications. + Develop and maintain new software and systems, typically for high traffic services or key infrastructure. **Basic Qualifications :** + Proficient in Linux system administration. + Proficient in deploying Cloud based infrastructure. + Proficient in modern Deployment Management Tools (Puppet and/or Chef, etc.). + Proficient with version control systems (Git, TFS, SVN). + Proficient in programming languages (Python, Java, Ruby, C/C++, Node.JS, Bash etc), database technologies (Oracle, MySQL, Redis), and networking protocols used for the implementation of supported systems + A minimum of 4 years of progressively complex related experience. **Preferred Qualifications :** + Experience writing, maintaining and deploying RESTful services + Experience troubleshooting and using build tools (Gradle, Maven, Make) + Knowledge of modern cloud architectures + Experience collecting and analyzing metrics to improve software and process quality + Experience building, deploying and maintaining cloud native, distributed systems. + Experience with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform. **Required Education :** + B.S. in Computer Science or in a related technical field or equivalent experience. **Preferred Education :** + Master’s degree in a relevant field **Job ID:** 510951BR **Location:** Bristol,Connecticut **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN Bristol, CT
Apr 23, 2018
As a member of the Global Network Services organization, the Senior Network Engineer will help deploy, scale, and automate the enterprise and production networks in a dynamic, fast-paced, technologically advanced broadcast and content distribution environment. The organization is tasked with improving workflow efficiency through the use of innovative technological solutions. Our partners demand the highest quality and reliability for their services. Our industry is evolving at a tremendous rate and it is our responsibility to maintain quality and reliability while developing innovative ways to automate the scaling of our network. As a result, we are transitioning to a service-provider model to include 10G, 40G and 100G Ethernet capabilities. Automation is an important component of driving efficiency and the team is responsible for conceiving, developing and deploying tools to support our network infrastructure. As a Senior Network Engineer you will be responsible for the scaling of current network designs to meet the needs of the business. You will work closely with our Network Architects and internal partners on designs/solutions; bringing those designs/solutions from concept to production. You will create and update our network standards and ensure that the network is deployed to these standards. **Responsibilities :** + Manage and maintain multi-vendor, multi-protocol enterprise and production networks + Develop and maintain consistency within the networking infrastructure + Analyze data to diagnose and identify root causes to network issues + Define, develop, and implement network monitoring and analysis tools + Document and maintain accurate configuration information and infrastructure documentation of all networking components and dependencies. + Conduct test scenarios for new devices in lab environments + Work with our Network Architects to design and build a highly available, high-performance network infrastructure + Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution + Experience managing long term, project/milestone based work with teams **Basic Qualifications :** + A minimum of 5+ years of experience in the technology operations role with demonstrated training and interest in supporting routing and switching configuration efforts + Knowledge and experience with major internet routing protocols; specifically, BGP and OSPF + Experience scripting with Perl, Python, Ruby, Shell, C or C++ Experience with network device configurations + Able to provide respectful and courteous customer service often under tight deadlines and in high pressure situations + Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills, strong project management and time management skills + Ability to capacity plan and forecast **Required Education :** + B.S.C.S. or equivalent experience **Preferred Education :** + Cisco CCNP + Juniper Networks Certified (JNCIP-ENT) **Job ID:** 507614BR **Location:** Bristol,Connecticut **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN Bristol, CT
Apr 23, 2018
The Director of Internal Communications serves as a company leader for strategic internal communications and engagement for the ESPN organization. He or she is responsible for developing internal communications materials of the highest standards, appropriate to audience and context, including managing the company’s intranet, “ITK” (“In The Know”). The candidate will develop strategies and initiatives for internal employee business communication companywide, intra- and inter-departmentally, alongside the Vice President of Communications; currently, this role manages a team of two Internal Communications Managers. The selected candidate will work closely with executives on best practices for communicating business information within and across departments. The candidate will also work with HR as well as IT for new technology applications for internal communications purposes. **Responsibilities :** + Works directly with senior management and various departments in concert with the VP of Communications to draft key internal communications plans. + Creates and oversees content and provides leadership to develop innovative strategies for delivering effective and engaging employee communications globally. + Partners closely with business units (HR, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, ,Finance, etc.) and leadership , to provide counsel, seek feedback on approach, develop messaging about company changes, and ensure consistency of tone. + Manages the day-to-day scheduling and operations of ITK, the company’s internal website. This includes understanding news value, overseeing the editorial calendar and technical capabilities of the site as well as authoring content. + Serves as key liaison across departments, ensuring consistency and standards for communications reaching internal audiences, leveraging the full array of communications options (face-to-face, electronic, print and broadcast). + Leads as the key point person for communications efforts for corporate-wide projects/initiatives. + Manages and participates in the planning of certain high-profile company meetings, and special events, including the preparation of agendas, scripts and related collateral materials. + Establishes events or tools for effective executive communications that can be applied across the company (e.g.: Town Hall meetings, Executive Forums). + Develops programs and facilitates cross-departmental learning, understanding, or knowledge sharing. + Participates as active member of Corporate Communications team as necessary on ad-hoc projects. + Connects with Disney Internal Communications and serves on the Disney Internal Council + Communicates ESPN content to Disney internal platforms **Basic Qualifications :** + Eight (8) or more years of experience performing internal communications roles within a global company + Demonstrated experience leading and developing high-performing teams. + Exceptional writing, editing and verbal communication skills; proficiency to write clearly and concisely on complex topics for a diverse set of internal and external audiences. + Strong, direct, positive interpersonal skills to accomplish goals. + Proven track record of teamwork, innovation and results in the employee communication function. + Ability to interact and influence at all levels of an organization. + Experience with cutting-edge communications practices and technologies. + Understanding of new technologies and applications in the electronic messaging and communications field. + Ability to establish and meet deadlines, work under pressure and handle multiple priorities. + Demonstrated track record managing effective communication of complex organization challenges (e.g., diverse businesses, locations, time zones). + Dynamic, motivated and self-starter. + Flexible and adaptable to change. **Preferred Qualifications :** + Previous corporate internal communications experience. **Required Education :** + Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in communications or related field. **Job ID:** 489642BR **Location:** Bristol,Connecticut **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN Bristol, CT
Apr 23, 2018
The ESPN Mobile Engineering team develops the most downloaded and successful iOS sports apps, including the ESPN app, WatchESPN, Tournament Challenge, and many others. This is an engineering position to be hands-on and lead one of our iOS engineering teams located in Bristol. **Responsibilities :** + Manage a team of engineers and contractors + Collaborate with other engineering managers to plan and execute feature releases + Work with product management and design and manage competing priorities + Perform code reviews and guide engineers on the team + Develop team members + Help develop architecture and technical design + Keep abreast of industry trends and technologies and apply them quickly + Bring predictability to the team’s overall performance **Basic Qualifications :** + A minimum of 2 years management experience + A minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in software development + Experience building high volume consumer facing applications at massive scale + Demonstrated ability to hire, develop and retain top technical talent + Excellent verbal and written communication skills + Fluent in good architecture design + Passion for easily readable code **Required Education :** + BS Computer Science or related technical discipline or its equivalent **Preferred Education :** + MS Computer Science or related technical discipline or its equivalent **Job ID:** 403403BR **Location:** Burbank,California **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN Burbank, CA
Apr 23, 2018
We are looking for an experienced candidate to fill the permanent position of UK & Spain Assistant Editor for ESPN Editorial, based in Hammersmith London. The successful candidate will be responsible for the content and index curation of ESPN’s UK & Spain Editions. The will work across the two Editions – UK in the English language, Spain in Spanish – as part of ESPN’s global programming network using analytical editorial tools such as Chartbeat & Omniture. Using data, editorial judgement & strategic thinking they will manage the homepage & key sport indexes to best ensure premium content is displayed in the most impactful way. In addition, content ideas and production will form a key part of the role. A proven ability in generating stories and content ideas will be critical, as well as demonstrating a firm knowledge of the UK and Spain markets. **Responsibilities :** + Increase in traffic of ESPN.co.uk, ESPN.com.es & ESPN.com globally + Enhanced quality, presentation & amplification of ESPN.co.uk/es homepages and indexes + Suggest content ideas and strategies to further help cut through in a competitive market **Basic Qualifications :** + Demonstrable understanding and experience of digital and international sport, particularly in the UK and Spanish markets + Experience of operating web production processes and workflows + Proven experience of editing sport websites and utilising web analytics + Must be fully conversant in both English & Spanish. + Knowledge of online publishing and editing tools, social media networks, analytical tools and traffic measurement programmes (Chartbeat) **Company Overview :** As part of The Walt Disney Company since 1995, ESPN has been in the United Kingdom since 2001. We have continued to grow our brand presence since 2008 and have become an important brand within the minds of sports fans and in the wider Disney organisation. As a leader in multimedia sports entertainment with over 50 business assets, we televise 65 sports in more than a dozen languages on all seven continents. At ESPN, success has no bias. It’s contagious. If you’ve got what it takes, it finds you, grabs you, and rumbles the pit of your stomach. Here is a culture that breeds talent. An assembly of premier performances, out-of-this-world technology and challenges that push the boundaries of your skills. It generates confidence, pride, and the will to do better and better. That’s why we’re pioneers in the sports entertainment world – and why you’ll enjoy the thrill of your accomplishments **Additional Information :** What we offer: + Competitive salary + Excellent benefits + A diverse and inclusive working environment Must be comfortable working weekends, late nights and flexible hours **Job ID:** 518077BR **Location:** London,United Kingdom **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN London, GBR
Apr 23, 2018
The Director Product Management, will lead international product team with a primary focus on editorial tools, live and automated sport experiences and global platform development. This person will write high quality and actionable product requirements and partner with engineers to bring these products to market. Additionally, this role will be responsible to track and analyze product performance and make recommendations based on that analysis for future product growth. This person will lead a team of 3 product managers. **Responsibilities :** + Create breakthrough, quality product requirements that allow ESPN to ship world class digital products and services. + Analyze usage metrics, market insights in formation of requirements for core digital products that will allow for each market to best maximize success and exceed fan expectations - while providing clear guidelines for the product development team to achieve. + Develop and put into use subject matter expertise on the ESPN digital platform, design and UX standards. + Partner with stakeholders in Editorial, Sales and Business Development to ensure partner needs are accounted for in new product developments. + Work with peers in Product and Technology to build products that maximize the ESPN global digital platform and integrate development when it makes sense for the business, efficiency or combination of both. + Collaborate with design, production, engineering, consumer marketing, sales and editorial teams to ensure we have the most compelling digital offerings in an effort grow scale, loyalty and satisfaction. + Develop and communicate performance reports that provide actionable insight for future growth and development. + Optimize, identify and communicate resource constraints and as well as potential priority conflicts combined with recommendations to solve these issues. + Identify and communicate internal and external resources necessary to bring digital projects to market and help guide product development decisions based on those needs + Engage with marketing to provide product expertise and design assets to grow our user base in all markets. + Provide leadership, communication, product direction and growth opportunities for your team **Basic Qualifications :** + Minimum 8 years of combined media experience with a focus on digital media, product development, project management methods, best practices and emerging trends. + Thorough understanding of formal project management methodologies including the ability to identify and resolve issues, manage risk, budgets and timelines, develop work plans and specifications, perform resource allocations and run team meetings + Comprehensive understanding of sports media including rights, trends, business models and platforms. + A demonstrated ability to lead and manage multiple projects simultaneously from concept through completion and the skills to either resolve or escalate issues in a timely fashion + A passion for digital media and sports. **Preferred Qualifications :** + Comprehensive understanding of sports media, and overall current media trends + Experience in International digital development and markets outside the US **Required Education :** + Bachelor's Degree required **Preferred Education :** + MBA and/or PMP preferred **Job ID:** 528116BR **Location:** Bristol,Connecticut **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN Bristol, CT
Apr 23, 2018
Content Integration is a multi-faceted group within the Studio Wraps department. We are responsible for managing the program content on 16 domestic, international and digital networks, focusing specifically on live show-to-show transitions and delivering the best content to the ESPN viewer at all times. We are the voice of the viewer and the center of communication inside ESPN. **Responsibilities :** + Determines on-air content and necessary adjustments, ensuring all shows, commercials, promotions and updates air according ESPN’s editorial brand strategy and departmental guidelines. + Develops a solid understanding of ESPN’s brand strategy for individual sports as well as specific sport rules utilizing available resources on a daily basis. Understands the “story of the day” for each event on assigned networks. + Anticipates, plans and ensures accuracy of content for all Program, Viewer and Weather Alerts. + Begins to assist Integration Producer with breaking news and other programming interruptions. + Prepares daily reports for each specific network, documenting decisions affecting scheduled programming/ content for department-wide distribution. + Identifies opportunities for programming adjustments by reviewing jip shows and standby for alternate in-cues/ outcues. + Begins to possess a solid understanding and maintains a positive relationship with other departments that work closely with Content Integration. + Attends specific sport or project meetings when assigned by department management, providing input from a Content Integration perspective and follow-up.Performs “shift specific” and other duties as assigned by department management. **Basic Qualifications :** + Solid overall knowledge of sports **Preferred Qualifications :** + Has worked in a live production environment + Experience working with multiple units to deliver a product + Understanding of International sports as well as US based events + Minimum three years television production experience **Required Education :** + High School Diploma or Equivalent **Preferred Education :** + Bachelor's Degree **Company Overview :** **Additional Information :** **Job ID:** 528047BR **Location:** Bristol,Connecticut **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN Bristol, CT
Apr 23, 2018
The ESPN Mobile Engineering team develops some of the most downloaded and successful iOS sports apps, including the ESPN app, WatchESPN, Tournament Challenge, and many others. This position is 100% hands-on development with ample influence of product design, features, and specifications. It requires proficiency in Objective-C, Swift, iOS frameworks and device capabilities. The ideal candidate will be passionate about iOS, technology, apps, and sports. Experience with IAP for direct-to-consumer streaming is highly desired. During a typical weekend in the sports calendar, we have millions of fans in our apps all sharing the same live moments. Building these apps will present technical challenges we need to solve and numerous opportunities to learn. Join the team that builds our apps to match this scale and at the same time provide delightful user experience with animations and navigation. **Responsibilities :** + Develop new and existing ESPN apps for the iOS platform + Develop quality code using cutting-edge techniques, tools, and utilities + Research, test, and implement new techniques and frameworks + Partner with cross-functional teams to develop apps + Keep abreast of industry trends and technologies and apply them quickly **Basic Qualifications :** + A minimum of 4 years of related work experience + A minimum of 3 years hands-on professional iOS development experience + Experience working on a significant consumer app + Demonstrated experience developing applications leveraging XML/JSON + Solid understanding of data models and data access architecture + Solid understanding of web architectures and OO design patterns + A sound understanding of HTTP and REST-style web services is required. + Must demonstrate solid organization/communication skills **Required Education :** + Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline or its equivalent **Job ID:** 526062BR **Location:** Bristol,Connecticut **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN Bristol, CT
Apr 23, 2018
The East Coast Customer Marketing and Sales team is looking for a seasoned Director of Multimedia Sales who demonstrates strategic vision and the ability to lead. This Director must be proficient in selling across screens and possess the ability to help develop our team’s strategic sales approach. We are in search of an individual that is driven to exceed goals, adapt and lead in the changing business landscape, collaborate with peers, has the ability to lead initiatives, develop and manage a team of Account Executives and junior sales professionals. **Responsibilities :** + Plans, directs and controls the advertising sales activities for an assigned geographical territory or territories + Leads Account Executives and are held accountable for achieving defined sales targets in a geographical region / territory + Participates in developing advertising sales strategies for advertising products, programs and services to meet or exceed established advertising sales goals and targets for an assigned geographical territory or territories + Is accountable for the motivation, mentorship, morale and productivity of subordinate sales executives and overall west coast team + Works in concert with the Vice President and director peer group to develop and implements sales strategies and tactical advertising sales tactics to benefit the Company + Leads and participates in making sales calls to strategically important accounts and agencies + Approves and adjusts area / territory advertising sales operating procedures; manages T&E + Works collaboratively with various groups within CMS on business practices, new opportunities and data/creative based selling + Approves and adjusts area / territory advertising sales operating procedures; manages T&E + Partner cross functionally with internal departments: Marketing, Research, Sports Management and Revenue management + Manage external agency partnerships and client relationships **Basic Qualifications :** + Has a minimum of 7 years of selling experience with at least 3 years in people management + Is an experienced senior manager with history of promoting direct reports **Preferred Qualifications :** + Able to balance ESPN’s needs and outcomes with personal financial outcomes + Has a good understanding of the competitive landscape and of current competitive trends across all screens and platforms. + Is recognized as a marketing subject matter leader with good competence in sales planning and selling + Has a good understanding of the brand and the market positioning and sales strategies of an assigned territory or territories + Is a visionary who thinks two steps ahead of where our business and industry is and apply strategies to position our team and ESPN to win in the short term, and in the longer term. **Required Education :** + Bachelor’s Degree **Job ID:** 524270BR **Location:** New York,New York **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN New York, NY
Apr 23, 2018
The Data Scientist will work within the ESPN Consumer Data Platform – a big data platform responsible for collection of all the consumer integrations across ESPN products and build machine learning models which will impact millions of fans across the world. You will be charged with delivering actionable data insights and data science solutions from ESPN’s large and diverse set of first and third party data sources. This data will come from every aspect of the user journey and product experience - user on-boarding, registration, personalization, ad-sales. Data models will be both implicit and explicit. The primary objective will be to apply modern data science techniques to discover patterns in user behavior that can be leveraged to drive three main metrics – user frequency, user engagement and revenue yield. Further, you will be tasked with building models to segment and cluster ESPN’s vast amount of digital and broadcast content – marrying these models with user behavior patterning to deliver personalized, unique experiences to each ESPN user. You will work closely with Product Managers, Designers, Audience Development and Content Development to identify areas of opportunity. You’ll work with the entirety of ESPN Technology to build infrastructure and systems that support scalable consumption of the models you build arosss the enterprise. You’ll evangelize the work product of the data science function within the company – both upward to executive management and across the organization to peer and constituent groups. You’ll be an excellent communicator, communicating insight, progress and plans to all levels of the company. You will be responsible for creating and approving artifacts designed to document models, requirements, and results.. You’ll bring your knowledge of standard data science methods including, but not limited to machine and deep learning, neural net processing, to bear in combination with an understanding of common toolsets such as ‘R’ or python or similar tools. Furthermore, you will be skilled in standard machine learning models like regression, instance-based, decision tress, Bayesian, clustering and other models and you will use these to build the user, revenue and content systems referenced above. **Responsibilities :** + Selecting methods for performing advanced data analysis. + Build machine learning models to solve business problems such as but not limited to recommendations, predictive modelling and churn rate analysis. + Test and validate models to make sure models are meeting mnimum quality standards. + Build deep user understanding models, educate business stake holders how to use them to solve business problems. + Cleary communicate design & development strategies to all stake holders, educate them as and when needed. + Establishes, supports and maintains standards of the analytics and data science process. + Work with engineering team to build infrastructure designed to facilitate the construction of models and the exposure of those models to end users throughout the company. + Work with engineering team to automate daily monitoring of models in production, help troubleshoot issues and make necessary improvements as needed. + Performing ad hoc analysis, interpreting and communicating results in a clear manner + Processing, cleansing and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis + Evangelize the work product of the data science function within the company - both upward to executive management and across to peers and constituent groups. + Coordinate and execute experiments and create frameworks to support those experiments designed to inform both the strategic and tactical initiatives of the Product team. + Assist in the preparation of presentations and formal analysis in support of executive decision making and strategy development. **Basic Qualifications :** + Minimum 4 years of work experience in data science. + Expert knowledge of a common data science toolkit such as ‘R’ or similar. + Trained in industry standard machine learning methodologies + Ability to operate effectively in a team-oriented and collaborative environment. + Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of end users and technical resources + Creative thinking and motivated self-starter + Passionate sports fan and familiarity with ESPN’s products and services **Preferred Qualifications :** + Advanced understanding of machine learning techniques and models. + Data and analytics/measurement experience in digital or mobile app environment preferred. + Data driven problem solver with an aptitude for turning large data sets into insights and actions + Experience working with product and business partners to deliver actionable products beyond theoretical use cases. **Required Education :** + BA/BS in Statistics/Mathematics or related discipline. **Preferred Education :** + Masters degree in Statistics/Mathematics or related discipline **Job ID:** 525012BR **Location:** Bristol,Connecticut **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN Bristol, CT
Apr 23, 2018
The Associate Director, Ad Product Management role is charged with driving product innovation and execution in support of ESPN’s company strategy and objectives. The successful candidate has a demonstrable track record of successfully conceptualizing, launching and managing high quality ad products in a consumer oriented company and must possess a strong data-driven mindset. The right candidate must be able to set and articulate a strong ads product vision that aligns with business objectives, and execute the plan to perfection in partnership with Consumer Data, Sales, Product, Design, Engineering, Content, and Marketing. This role will be a driver in ideating on new ad product concepts, communicating these concepts across the product organization and partner organizations within ESPN, and driving the execution of these products. The right candidate must be a self-motivated, team player who can contribute to the overall business objectives of the organization. **Responsibilities :** + Leads product definition and planning for initiatives and actively manage issues, risks and cross-functional communication + Collaborate with various internal teams to define and implement features that further our advertisers and our own business interests + Identify, evaluate and make a final decision on potential technology vendors and be a key voice in discussions and processes related to ad tech. + Strategically plan product functionality and goals across launch, iteration, and future roadmaps, while balancing core elements need in launch vs. updates + Evaluate and execute on new market opportunities + Manages and mentors junior leaders within the organization **Basic Qualifications :** + 8+ years of work experience with deep product experience and expertise as product manager / owner + 3+ years of work experience in digital ads + Must have proven product management skill and a demonstrable track record of launching successful innovative consumer-facing products and services. + Excellent, experience- based understanding of great user experience + Results-oriented with strong verbal and written communication skills + Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority + Highly motivated strategic thinker + Terrific creative product vision and care **Preferred Qualifications :** + At least 2 years of personnel management experience preferred + Product management experience in video or mobile preferred **Required Education :** + BA / BS or equivalent experience **Job ID:** 525745BR **Location:** Bristol,Connecticut **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN Bristol, CT
Apr 23, 2018
Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary. An employee filling the role of Senior Information Security Specialist, joining the Information Security Group, will work in a dynamic, fast-paced, technologically advanced broadcast and content distribution environment. They will be responsible for implementing and supporting security technologies and policy solutions that support ESPN’s various production applications and end user services. In addition to securing traditional enterprise services, our infrastructure is a critical component for one of the largest digital production facilities in the world. As an integral member of our team, they will monitor and troubleshoot ESPN’s enterprise security, application delivery and remote access infrastructure located worldwide. They will work with partners and peers across ESPN to ensure that network security best practices are being adhered to. This role also demands strong fundamental knowledge of networking concepts and the ability to drive complex troubleshooting for issues that span across security infrastructure and networking environments. Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are also required. The right candidate will be passionate about network security and understand its ability to enable the business. They must be a self-starter with eagerness to work through often times complex technical problems. The daily goal will be to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all ESPN assets and services. Focus will be placed on solid documentation and reducing operational exposure through automation and continual process improvement. This position offers an opportunity to contribute to the continued development of the current and future enterprise network security program for ESPN. **Responsibilities :** + Plan, implement and upgrade security measures and controls + Protect ESPN’s content delivery and information systems against unauthorized access, modification or destruction + Maintain data and monitor security access + Conduct internal and external security audits + Manage network, intrusion detection and prevention systems + Analyze security breaches to determine their root cause + Install and manage appropriate tools and countermeasures + Audit and maintain corporate security policies + Penetration testing of applications and infrastructure + Vulnerability and risk assessment + Security assessments of network infrastructure, hosts and applications + Digital Forensics **Basic Qualifications :** Knowledge of the following + Identity and access management solutions + Endpoint protection technologies and techniques + Web application firewalls and intrusion prevention + Knowledge of encryption - standards and methodologies + Access control methodologies (MAC, DAC. RBAC) + IDS/IPS systems, SIEM tools, penetration testing tools and network scanners + TCP/IP, computer networking, routing and switching + Windows, UNIX and Linux operating systems **Preferred Qualifications :** + Experience in the media or digital content distribution industries. + Experience with software development languages and scripting tools for automation. + Advanced understanding of enterprise architecture principles, industry standards and best practices. + Advanced knowledge of the vulnerability research and exploit development process. + Knowledge of risk assessment procedures, policy formation, role-based authorization methodologies, authentication technologies and security attack pathologies. + Experience with network penetration testing and intrusion detection/defense + Experience in large volume user environments supported by complex enterprise infrastructure. **Required Education :** + Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience. + 5 or more years of experience in IT Security and/or networking. **Preferred Education :** + 7 or more years of experience in IT Security and networking. + CISSP, SANS or OSCP certification or equivalent **Company Overview :** At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world. **Additional Information :** ESPN is an equal opportunity employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all. **Job ID:** 525059BR **Location:** Bristol,Connecticut **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN Bristol, CT
Apr 23, 2018
The Content Associate Program is ESPN's recruitment and development program focused on building a Production Assistant and Content Associate workforce empowered to contribute creativity, diversity and insight to our content, our culture and our business. **Responsibilities :** + The CAP PA will rotate through a series of trainings before moving onto higher-level production assignments + Daily responsibilities include running teleprompter, screening games/events for re-air, producing highlights, researching video content for various shows, and live event support. + Multitask to screen games and select shots for highlights; work with Editor to bring highlight to completion + Screen and edit live event content for various re-air time slots. + Provide timely, accurate and complete delivery of multimedia content and publishe to various platforms + Coordinate graphics for assigned studio telecasts or remote events + Screen videotapes and/or servers and conduct research to obtain material for the preparation of production elements + Log and archive video and associated data for future use + Research, write and disseminate ideas for future content elements on ESPN platforms **Basic Qualifications :** + Strong overall knowledge of multiple sports. + Must have an understanding of game rules. + Ability to identify and cultivate compelling storylines for various platforms + Must possess strong communication and organization skills + Ability to react quickly and positively under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment + Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays **Preferred Qualifications :** + Experience in sports media, preferably in television production, or involvement with collegiate TV station + Awareness of social media trends and relevant platforms + Self-starting attitude and team-oriented work ethic + Familiarity with server-based media and/or non-linear editing equipment + Leadership experience in a professional role, organization or activity + Knowledge of international soccer leagues a plus + Fluency, both verbal and written, in Spanish or Portuguese a plus **Required Education :** + High School Diploma or equivalent **Preferred Education :** + Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent **Job ID:** 524653BR **Location:** Bristol,Connecticut **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN Bristol, CT
Apr 23, 2018
The Transmission Systems Technician I is a public representative of Media Engineering and of ESPN through routine communication and coordination with other departments, fiber providers, technology vendors and affiliates. This position is responsible for acquiring and transporting distribution and contribution based content globally. A technician is responsible for the quality control, security, and continuity of ESPN’s Networks and business initiatives with an emphasis on the following technologies: RF, fiber, compression, video, audio, and IP. Performance must be accurate, timely, and with a professional demeanor befitting this role. Work must be carried out with a minimum of supervision. **Responsibilities :** + Provides support for ESPN’s Global Fiber Optic Partners for both optical and compression technologies + Diagnoses and determines corrective action for first tier technical problems, and refers more complex problems to appropriate departments and more senior engineers and managers for resolution. + Monitors distribution compression systems to ensure content distribution, coordination and quality of optical transport technology meets ESPN’s standards. + Conducts routine routing, switch and control activities necessary to ensure broadcasts operate according to specification. + Operates test equipment to monitor Transport applications and identify problems. + Works daily with 3rd party fiber providers on RFOs and maintenance notifications + Provision Ethernet and Video services globally over ESPN’s private fiber network ESPNet + Process Video, Audio, and Data signals for use in ESPN production facilities including video level and color adjustment, audio shuffling and level adjustment, lip-sync and video timing. + Regularly interact and maintain positive relationships with departments throughout ESPN. + Regularly represents ESPN to partners and Affiliates throughout the world as a first level technician. + Regularly interacts with remote and ESPN freelance representatives to turn-up new fiber optic links for major events + Support 3rd party fiber provider’s connectivity into ESPN + Coordinate, execute, and communicate replacement of failed equipment globally + Responsible for communication, resolution and follow-up of daily operational issues with internal and external partners. **Basic Qualifications :** + 0-2 years of Broadcast or Fiber Optic Industry Operational experience + Availability to work in a 24 x 7 environment including weekends and holidays. + Excellent communication, organization, problem solving and computer skills + Basic knowledge of various fiber optic standards and transport delivery methods, including SONET, SDH, DWDM, CWDM, LAN Phy and WAN Phy technologies + Basic knowledge of MPEG 2 Transport stream technologies and standards. + Basic knowledge of MPEG and JPEG compression hardware, software, and standards + Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in a deadline-oriented live television environment. + Basic knowledge of IP protocols such as BGP, IGMPv2 & 3, TCP/IP, SNMP, SSL, HTTPS, and DNS **Preferred Qualifications :** + Has fundamental knowledge of LAN and WAN IP related equipment + Understanding of Distribution DPI Technologies (SCTE 104 / SCTE 35). + Ability to work within a high-pressure deadline oriented team environment + Fundamental knowledge of Internet and CDN contribution and distribution technologies **Required Education :** + High School Diploma or equivalent technical school graduate **Preferred Education :** + Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science or a minimum of 2 years’ experience in broadcast or fiber optic industry technologies. **Job ID:** 524404BR **Location:** Bristol,Connecticut **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN Bristol, CT
Apr 23, 2018
ESPN Finance is looking for a Senior Finance Manager to support Digital Ad Sales, ESPN Films, ESPY’s and X Games. Based in NYC, this position reports to the Director of Finance, Digital Revenue and Business Development and will have oversight of one or more direct reports. **Responsibilities :** + Develop all Quarterly Forecasts, Budgets, and Long Rang Plans, as well as supporting metrics and analysis for the entire Digital Ad Sales portfolio of ESPN. + Manage month close and quarter-end reporting for all Digital Ad Sales including all variance explanations and rate/volume analyses. Coordinate with Accounting and other stakeholders for proper month end deliverables, reclasses, SAP coding and accruals. + Leverage Business Intelligence digital universes for the benefit of forecasting, planning, month-end and corporate reporting. Improve depth of existing reporting and analysis around key metrics to provide better insight for both Finance and Sales teams (CPM, Sell-through %, capacity and impressions planning and reporting) + Represent Finance needs with internal/external Technology partners for all BI development work. Finance business lead / project owner for all Digital reporting initiatives including report building & dashboarding. + Lead digital reporting evolution through the increased use of social, data driven and automated channels. Work as a key strategic partner evaluating opportunities of new revenue streams marrying the impact of user experience and revenue generation. + Management of ESPN Films, ESPY’s, and X Games P&L’s and the associated forecasting and reporting responsibilities of those lines of business. Partner with Programming and Content groups to evaluate new business opportunities and their financial impact. + Weekly pacing, for all Digital national, Deportes.com, and affinity sites (SEC, FiveThirtyEight, The Undefeated, espnW, Cricinfo, X Games, ESPNFC, etc…) as well as X Games and ESPY’s programming. + Provide P&L input to other strategic properties with digital components and provide day-to-day support of the aforementioned areas for Accounting and/or other Finance groups. + Work with senior leaders, finance management and peers on strategic and ad hoc projects as they arise. + Oversee one or more direct reports. **Basic Qualifications :** + 8 years of professional work experience, preferably in a digital media sales planning, finance or other analytical role. + Highly proficient in Excel modeling and exposure to report design, development, and testing in a Business Intelligence tool (Business Objects / Cognos / MicroStrategy). Knowledge of SAP R/3 and BW modules. + Highly independent, strong communication skills and an initiative-driven work ethic committed to problem solving. + Demonstrated experience working closely with information systems and/or strong ability to quickly learn new information systems. + Strong analytical ability and problem solving skills. + Experience with detailed forecasting and the ability to analyze the overall financial picture. + Detail oriented and highly organized with the ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously. + Experience interacting and presenting to senior-level management. + Able to establish a voice of influence and ability to interact with all levels of individuals within an organization. + Interest or familiarity with both sports media and digital media trends. + Leadership of one or more direct reports. **Required Education :** + B.S. in Finance, Accounting or Business equivalent **Preferred Education :** + MBA preferred **Job ID:** 522814BR **Location:** New York,New York **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN New York, NY
Apr 23, 2018
The Global Security & Safety department is responsible for ensuring the safety, security and well-being of all ESPN human resources, guests and assets. In addition, the department provides security and safety services for all ESPN owned and leased facilities and ESPN remote events worldwide. This is a part-time role working 1st Shift. **Responsibilities :** + Greet, screen, and direct all visitors following the established procedures. + Enforce company security and parking policies consistently and fairly. + Monitor company property, identify and report safety and security hazards. + Secure property as directed. + Completes and issues hot work permits. + Conducts inspections per established hot work permit processes to preserve safety at ESPN facilities. + Conducts fire watch assignments in designated hot work areas. + Provide appropriate general information to visitors and employees. + Perform general security system checks. + Perform access control duties at high traffic exterior posts in accordance with established procedures. + Perform vehicle inspections in accordance with established inspection protocols. + May respond to medical, fire, security, and other safety related emergencies and incidents as trained and write comprehensive reports following established procedures. + Might be asked to provide security presence at special events (on or off-campus). + In some instances, you may be asked to establish barricades, operate gates, and generally direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic. + You may be asked to complete special assignments as required. + Accurately create work orders documenting requestors name, location, type of service needed. + Identify craft on all routine requests + Create work orders and dispatch maintenance personnel to the correct location of requested work orders. + Assist in the distribution and tracking of related departmental keys. + Monitor hand held radio channels for HVAC, Electrical, Maintenance, Construction and Safety to facilitate communication between groups. + Receive and process all requests for facilities services through phone calls or email and radio. + Monitor main company external phone line and direct incoming telephone calls as appropriate. **Basic Qualifications :** + Must possess and maintain a Driver’s license valid in the state of Connecticut + Possess a DMV Class F Public Passenger Endorsement on Connecticut Driver’s License or apply for a Class F endorsement within 30 days of employment + Must currently possess and maintain a valid CT Guard certification or be able to attain a valid CT Guard certification within 2 weeks of employment. + Must pass a pre-employment background check, DMV check, and urinalysis drug screen. + Must have the flexibility to work a varying schedule (hours and days off) and work overtime as approved. + Must have a basic familiarity with computers, including MS Outlook email and Word. + Must maintain a professional presence in image and interactions at all times. **Preferred Qualifications :** + A minimum of one year security or law enforcement experience; or college degree in related field required. + Excellent customer service skills. + Minimum of 1 year work experience in Facilities Management or similar field handling service requests. + Superior writing ability and command of basic English grammar. + Strong leadership, judgment and decision making skills. + Clear teamwork focus. + Highly adaptable with the ability to work well under pressure. + Ability to perform tasks independently within established guidelines. + Ability to operate company transportation, including fleet and gem cart vehicles. + Able to take command and diplomatically control difficult situations. **Required Education :** + High School Diploma or equivalent. **Preferred Education :** + Bachelor’s Degree in related field. **Additional Information :** **Relocation assistance is not provided for this role** **Job ID:** 518334BR **Location:** Bristol,Connecticut **Job Posting Company:** Media Networks
ESPN Bristol, CT