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Front End Software Engineer Intern-Bristol, Summer 2020

Bristol, CT - US

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Job ID 740909BR Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted Jan. 21, 2020

Job Summary:

As a Software Engineering Intern in Customer Solutions Engineering in at Disney DTCI, you will help build and maintain the highest-scale web applications enjoyed by fans across the globe, and the systems that help create, curate, and deliver content to Disney, ABC, and ESPN products worldwide. You will work with modern web technologies including Javascript, React, Node RESTful APIs, Java, HTML5, and CSS3 to deliver scalable, elegant solutions for new product features and core architecture.

We are looking for someone who…
  • Is passionate about software engineering and related technologies
  • Demonstrates determination in finding solutions to complex puzzles
  • Has the curiosity to research and learn new technologies in all parts of the stack
  • Employs positive thinking and is able to work constructively in a diverse team setting
  • Values learning and being exposed to new experiences
  • Loves sports and wants to build the best experiences on the web

If this sounds like you, Customer Solutions Engineering wants your help! We bring in world-class talent to apply the latest technology to game-changing ideas. Come be a part of our team and help us find new ways to interact with sports fans, however and wherever they connect with sports.


  • Build and maintain new features with the front-end engineering team across Disney, ABC, and ESPN products.
  • Help test and validate product functionality, and contribute to DTCI’s test automation suite
  • Work with senior engineers to implement features following established best practices
  • Partner with other engineering teams to deliver optimal solutions

Basic Qualifications:

  • Real world exposure to front-end web development
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript
  • Must be self-motivated, have a strong team orientation, learn quickly and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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.

Additional Information:

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.

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney +, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Direct-to-Consumer and International, which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

ESPN Technology Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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