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Developer, Grande & Leonard Creative

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10031366 Location New York, New York, United States Business ESPN Date posted Nov. 17, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Grande & Leonard, a creative division of ESPN Marketing focused on brand, innovation, storytelling and design, is looking for a talented developer who thrives on passion, determination and talent.

At ESPN, you’ll learn to refine your skills while obtaining experience on a wide range of campaigns that reach a die-hard national and worldwide audience. Along the way, you’ll be challenged to lift your game to new heights, encouraged to take smart, bold risks and get support from an incredibly gifted group of award-winning designers, developers, project managers and creative directors.

Position Summary: 

In this role, you will support our digital design team in translating layered artwork and storyboards into dynamic, compelling digital banner ads, microsites, responsive emails and other deliverables by optimizing engagement and utilizing cutting edge code to innovate and think in new ways. You’ll be looked upon to come up with elegant solutions to complex problems while contributing to the overall evolution of the ESPN brand and our flagship properties like Monday Night Football, NBA on ESPN, College Football Playoff, SportsCenter, ESPN Films and more!

To say our audience is passionate about sports is an understatement. We’re looking for a left brain/right brain visionary with a mind full of development solutions, an eye for knowing what great design and animation looks like and a heart full of passion for our fans’ experience. You’ll ensure brand consistency and high standards of execution for the development of digital advertising assets, and use your appreciation for interactive creativity to push client work to a “best in class” user experience.

If bringing your A-game every day is how you roll, then it’s time you join our team!


  • Adapts campaign design elements into a variety of compelling, dynamic, interactive digital media
  • Partners with Designers to take storyboarded digital display ads and bring them to life
  • Creates digital marketing ads to run within internal and external platforms to further the reach of our brand and extend campaigns
  • Builds engaging and responsive microsites and landing pages for specialized promotion of tentpole marketing initiatives
  • Practices established team workflows and processes within tight deadlines
  • Maintains high standards of accuracy, efficiency, communication, and adherence to brand standards


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in producing handwritten code, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and JSON
  • Proficiency with the latest web technologies and coding techniques
  • Experience creating JS-based animation using libraries such as GreenSock and experience working with GitHub
  • Hands-on experience using the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, notably Photoshop and Illustrator, and converting layered design files to HTML/CSS
  • A strong online portfolio featuring examples of code-based animations, interactive work, responsive development, and design work on a web platform
  • Comfortable with working fast and efficiently to meet deadlines, multitasking multiple projects, responding to feedback, and collaborating with different teams
  • Ability to articulate your work within a team with a desire to learn and take direction from senior designers, creative directors, and internal clients
  • Work both independently and as part of a group in open collaboration, and with an equally positive attitude regardless

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience coding responsive email campaigns
  • An understanding of the ESPN brand and a passion for sports

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, or a related field

Preferred Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a related field

Additional Information:

The hiring range for this position in New York is $75,108.80 to $103,274.60 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.


About ESPN:

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. Every day we’re doing things that no one has done, all in a dynamic culture where we defy odds and continuously outdo ourselves. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

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 ESPN Sales & Marketing, Inc., which is part of a business we call ESPN.

ESPN Sales & Marketing, 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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