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Sr Software Engineer

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Sr Software Engineer

Job Description
An employee filling the role of Sr Software Engineer – DevOps Engineer, will be responsible for activities that ensure the quality, reliability, and stability of ESPN’s production systems and services that power the fan experience. These activities include leading the development of infrastructure automation that enables large-scale deployments. The candidate will lead the automation of the build and deploy process for ESPN services. This includes the development of management REST services, automated tests, and documentation.

The Sr Software Engineer – DevOps Engineer will also spend a significant amount of time in guided exploration of new technologies and solutions that are applicable to the short, medium, and long run goals of ESPN’s Technology group. This position offers the opportunity and responsibility to contribute to the development of the future of ESPN’s Technology platforms.

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

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Media Networks

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Basic Qualifications

– Expert proficiency in Linux system administration.
– Expert proficiency in deploying Cloud based infrastructure.
– Expert proficiency in modern SCM packages (Puppet and/or Chef, etc.).
– Advanced to Expert proficiency in programming languages (Python, Java, Ruby, C/C++, Node.JS, Bash etc), database technologies (Oracle, MySQL, Redis), and networking protocols used for the implementation of supported systems
– A minimum of 5 years of progressively complex related experience.

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Required Education

– BS Computer Science or related technical discipline or its equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

– Experience writing, maintaining and deploying RESTful services
– Experience troubleshooting and using build tools (Gradle, Maven, Make)
– Knowledge of modern cloud architectures
– Experience collecting and analyzing metrics to improve software and process quality

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Preferred Education

– Master’s degree in a relevant field


– Activities to ensure the quality, reliability and stability of production systems and services.
– Leads engagement with software developers and infrastructure engineers to integrate software development and delivery from inception to full operation, ensuring robust released software and systems, typically for high traffic services or key infrastructure.
– Leads in the analysis of technical requirements of applications to ensure systems provide required availability, latency, scalability and efficiency.
– Develops the technical ‘vision’ for fault tolerance, performance enhancement and configuration management of applications, and may lead in implementation.
– Advises infrastructure team regarding current and future systems needs and repercussions of infrastructure changes.
– May participate in the development of infrastructure and platform roadmaps.
– Leads the release of new software and systems, typically for high traffic services or key infrastructure.

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Los Angeles

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Job Status: Full Time

Date Posted: 9/5/2018

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