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.

Are you passionate about sports? Are you excited to develop online storytelling experiences for the latest devices using cutting-edge technology? Would you like to create dynamic and visually stunning experiences that use the latest digitial innovations? ESPN editorial design team is looking for a front end developer with a strong background in building JavaScript applications and interactions. Our team supports the development of all ESPN domestic and international online editorial. In this position you will develop advanced online applications, sites and pages through responsive, cross-browser HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with design to concept complex layouts across breakpoints
  • Develops interactive prototypes utilized for testing storytelling concepts and interactions
  • Participates in developing the front end code base and standards for the editorial design team
  • Introduces digital innovation to existing infrastructure with a focus on mobile and emerging technologies
  • Proactively communicate with critical partners as needed.
  • Communicate clearly how certain design decisions could effect performance
  • May be required to assist in the training and mentoring of members of the team
  • Applies advanced analytical skills in identifying and evaluating functions required for complex JavaScript development

Basic Qualifications

  • Ability to develop advanced and complex handwritten front end code following web standards (HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript)
  • Experience using Javascript libraries (jQuery, Greensock, etc.) to create complex online applications
  • Solid understanding of responsive web development and device limitations
  • Demonstrated ability to convert Photoshop/Illustrator designs to pixel-perfect HTML/CSS
  • Mac and PC experience and understanding of browser testing across platforms
  • Experience working within a collaborative development environment (GitHub experience preferred)
  • Self-motivated, a natural problem-solver, and a good communicator with a demonstrated ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously, both independently, as well as collaboratively in a team environment.

Interested candidates should present a body of work that:

  • Proves their facility with front end development, responsive development, javascript libraries, templating and interactions and advanced interface functionality
  • All applicants should supply an online portfolio URL with their applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated track record as lead developer or developer on high traffic Web sites
  • Experience with creation of svg graphics and animations using JavaScript SVG libraries (i.e. snap.svg)
  • Design experience and understanding of user interaction
  • Location: Drivable distance so one can attend occasional meetings.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or related field or equivalent professional 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 ESPN is an equal opportunity employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.