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Tech Lead Java

Apply Now Job ID 420542BR Location Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Business Media Networks Brand ESPN Date posted 03/28/2017
Job Description
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.

ESPN is seeking a Tech Lead to join the Platform Engineering team, who will be responsible for implementing and supporting back end platforms and services that power various editions of ESPN.com, ESPNCricinfo.com and other web sites owned by ESPN. You will help build systems that will deliver near real time sports content to millions of fans all over the world.

We are looking for someone who
  • Is passionate about programming
  • Has the curiosity to research and learn new technologies and skills
  • Loves sports and wants to build the best experiences on the web
  • Is a team player and willing to mentor junior developers in the team
  • Can adapt and evangelize the best practices

If this sounds like you, ESPN wants your help building the future of sports content delivery.

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and maintain software platforms and services
  • Create and maintain accurate documentation and adhere to coding standards
  • Work both individually and in a team environment to achieve results in a deadline driven environment.
  • Interface with and coordinate with teams across multiple global regions and time zones.
  • Contribute to an on-call rotation and resolve reported bugs

Basic Qualifications

  • BE/BS/MCA/MS in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical degree
  • 8 -10 years’ experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Looking for candidates ONLY from PRODUCT BASED/ECOMMERCE BASED COMPANIES.

Required Education

  • Excellent knowledge of Core Java and Object Oriented Programming
  • Good working knowledge of
    • Spring Ecosystem (IOC concepts, Spring Boot, Spring Data)
    • REST style web services and JSON
    • Deploying and maintaining services in a Linux/Windows environment
    • RDBMS
    • Testing frameworks like JUnit
  • Strong understanding of server side software scalability, performance and reliability
  • Basics of distributed computing (CAP theorem, ACID/BASE properties)
  • Experience in agile software development
  • Must demonstrate solid organization/communication skills

Preferred Education

  • Some of the following technologies
    • NoSQL (Mongo DB would be a plus)
    • AWS (EC2, RDB, Monitoring)
    • Application containers (Docker)
    • Confluent Kafka/Zookeeper Stack
  • Must be a self-starter who can drive projects forward with minimal management oversight
  • Knowledge of Cricket, Rugby, Formula1, Soccer and sports in general a plus
  • Experience in Apache HTTPD server configuration and Perl programming

Company Overview

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.

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 company’s mission is to serve sports fans. Anytime. Anywhere.
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