The Walt Disney Company Sr. Site Reliability Engineer - ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut

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. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

Our team is part of a corporate shared service that provides infrastructure, systems architecture, and technical operations support for all consumer facing ESPN applications and services. You will have the opportunity to work on key projects related to all sporting events like March Madness, manage fantasy football apps, various micro sites specific to business needs, as well as managing digital content on web, mobile, and tablet devices. We collaborate closely with ESPN development teams and various Disney technical teams to provide robust, distributed and scalable solutions consisting of Disney and ESPN proprietary software and services, commercial and open source software. The team is also responsible for platform configuration management, capacity management, site reliability, application support, monitoring, and Tier 2 incident response.

With a cloud first mentality, we are heavily invested in our efforts to continue migrating legacy systems into AWS, scrubbing outdated servers, and ensuring the health of the entire infrastructure is in tip top shape with a heavy focus on load balance testing. We are also responsible for planning and executing integrations into complex data center and cloud environments in an efficient, secure, scalable, reliable and cost effective manner. This includes any content delivery systems, hardware configuration, custom software implementation, cloud systems design, performance and process improvement, and systems documentation.

Basic Qualifications :

  • 6 years of experience supporting and/or deploying internet-based products or services

  • Expertise in deploying, tuning and supporting web server platforms on Linux platforms

  • Intermediate to advanced scripting skills with Ruby or Python

  • Firm understanding of Amazon Web Services-based hosting and management

  • Experience in configuring, deploying, and supporting web server platforms (Varnish, Tomcat, Apache, PHP, Zend)

  • Detailed knowledge of core internet and networking protocols including, but not limited to TCP/IP, DNS, and HTTP

  • Exposure to configuration management tools (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, CFEngine)

  • Experience with enterprise load balancers (F5, NetScaler)

  • Experience using monitoring platforms like Nagios, Zenoss

  • Exposure to HTTP methods and status codes

  • Experience working with VCS like GitHub, SVN, Perforce

Preferred Qualifications :

  • 8 years or more of experience supporting web-based products or services

  • Advanced Ruby and/or Python programming skills

  • Expertise with Web Caching or Load Balancing technologies such as HAProxy, Varnish, memcached, and nginx

  • Expertise in monitoring platforms such as Sensu, Nagios, OpenNMS

  • Experience working in a DevOps capacity with Agile methodologies

  • Experience with VCS like GitHub, SVN, Perforce

  • Continuous Deployment mechanisms and integration tools

  • Experience managing site content and configuration via CDN providers

  • Experience with web application development platforms, tools and utilities including Java, JSP, ASP, PHP, JavaScript, and Flash.

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related experience

Company Overview :

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Additional Information :

Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to join a team that’s beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you‘ve been looking for.

ESPN is an equal opportunity employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.


Job ID: 429784BR

Location: Bristol,Connecticut

Job Posting Company: Media Networks