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Software Engineering Internship, Content Mgmt - Seattle, Spring 2020

Seattle, WA - US

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Job ID 707674BR Location Seattle, Washington, United States Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted 08/10/2019

Job Summary:

On the CMS Team we get to work with all the different segments of The Walt Disney Company and bring cutting edge technologies to them at enterprise scale. A mix of senior and junior developers, we strive to stay ahead of the ever-changing landscape of editorial focused content management by developing and enhancing the content management platform and tools. Of course, we do this exciting work while maintaining a strong work-life balance.

Responsibilities:

We are looking for an intern to work on a project focused around our Content Management platform, which is responsible for capturing, storing, and delivering content in sub-second timeframes to support our customer facing websites. The end-result of our platform can be seen in action at ESPN.com as well as ABCNews.com. The focus of the internship will be on improving features of this system such as UI, APIs and services while maintaining or increasing overall performance and scalability. As a member of the team you will be responsible for:
  • Participating in Sprint Planning and tracking work items
  • Writing code in Java (and possibly other languages)
  • Working as a member of a larger team
  • Self Directing (Some tasks may only have high level descriptions and we expect you to figure out what needs doing)
  • Asking questions when you cannot find the answers you need

Basic Qualifications:

  • Basics of Java
  • Completed at least one Data Structures or Algorithms course
  • Completed at least one course working on user interface tools
  • Desire to work on a full-stack team
  • Experience working on teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completed/taking a networking Course
  • Knowledge of REST APIs
  • Knowledge of React framework
  • Knowledge of database technologies

Required Education

  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior Level undergraduate student or recent graduate (within 6 months of graduation) pursuing a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Development, or related field.

Additional Information:

  • Must be enrolled in a 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 the past six (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
  • Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)
  • Program Dates: Interns must be fully available from January 2020 through May 2020. Must be able to work 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday.
  • Housing: Interns must provide their own housing for the duration of their internship program


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; the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service; 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-branded streaming platforms, 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 Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC 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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