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1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
3/22/2014
Job Category:
Software Development
Industry:
Media & Internet
Broadcasting
Television Stations
Web Developer II
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ESPN | Seattle, WA
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Job Description

The Web Developer 2 is responsible for developing complex projects for the League Manager product using advanced technical understanding to build flexible, reusable code. They work closely with the design and product teams to define and implement new features and communicate technical requirements to engineering. They identify and solve site performance weaknesses to lower maintenance time and improve scalability. The Web Developer 2 often faces very difficult technical challenges alone and is expected to conceive elegant solutions to produce a high-quality final product.

Additionally, the Web Developer 2 assists teammates with less experience to improve their code and technical understanding through informal channels. They motivate others, through example, to actively rewrite old templates in order to save future time and effort. The Web Developer 2 also communicates and enforces proper coding standards within the production team.

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. Responsibilities Activities Include:

Coding advanced projects - 75% of time spent

Conceiving and proposing solutions to site usability challenges - 10% of time spent

Rewriting old code to lower maintenance requirements and improve scalability - 10% of time spent

Mentoring team members - 5% of time spent Basic Qualifications o 2+ years of experience developing front-end architecture for a high-traffic site

o Possesses significant knowledge of client server and internet systems architectures

o Capable of writing well designed, reusable code

o Ability to work alone on large scale technical challenges

o Understanding of performance implications and optimal solutions

o Capable of realistically estimating time requirements

o Maintains a positive attitude and builds enthusiasm among teammates

o Utilizes and promotes proper coding standards

o Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript programming

o Extensive skills with a modern web templating language Required Education College degree or equivalent work experience

About ESPN

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. Sports media assets include ESPN on ABC, six domestic cable television networks (ESPN, launched in 1979; ESPN2; ESPN Classic; ESPNEWS; ESPN Deportes; ESPNU), ESPN HD and ESPN2 HD (high-definition simulcast services of ESPN and ESPN2, respectively), ESPN Regional Television, ESPN International (31 international networks and syndication), ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Enterprises, ESPN Zones (sports-themed restaurants), and other growing new businesses including ESPN360 (Broadband), Mobile ESPN (wireless), ESPN On Demand, ESPN Interactive and ESPN PPV. Based in Bristol, Ct., ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., which is an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN.