ESPN, Inc. ESPN Systems Engineer Intern – Spring 2019 in Bristol, Connecticut

Media Engineering & Operations (ME&O) serves the Walt Disney Company (DTCI) and ESPN with 24/7 hands-on multi-disciplined technical and engineering support to ensure seamless functionality for all media acquisition, production and distribution systems/operations throughout ESPN-Bristol and its remote locations. The ME&O Leads Engineers team are considered the subject matter experts for the major systems that ME&O supports and serve as the final escalation point for all troubleshooting before turning issues over to vendors or design teams for evaluation. The Lead engineers work closely with Systems Engineering during the design phase of projects to evaluate the supportability of a product in our environment. This collaboration continues through build-out and launch of a system as the Lead engineers transfer this knowledge to the ME&O Services team for daily support and maintenance. As these new products and services mature in the broadcast environment, the Lead engineers continue to monitor and optimize workflows and provide this feedback to Systems Engineering completing the circle.

Responsibilities :

  • Participates in resolving problems, including analysis, diagnosis, resolution and testing typically on routine issues

  • Researches engineering techniques, test equipment or products to be used in diagnosing, solving and repairing equipment failures

  • Assists in the generation and organization of required engineering technical documentation to support and operate broadcast and non-broadcast content reception, creation and transmissions equipment and systems hardware

  • Assists in the development and implementation of preventive maintenance and diagnostic solutions, techniques and procedures

Basic Qualifications :

  • Basic-level knowledge of video and audio signal formats such as but not limited to 1080p, 720p, UHD/HDR and the various frame rates associated with these formats

  • Basic IT skills including TCP/IP networking concepts and equipment, storage systems, redundant computer system concepts, administration, etc

  • Basic troubleshooting skills including using the use of diagnostic hardware and software tools to pinpoint issues

Preferred Qualifications :

  • A positive attitude and willingness to work with the team to achieve departmental goals

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to show initiative, multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines

Required Education :

  • Junior, Senior, Graduate Level student or recent graduate (within 6 months of graduating) pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems or related field.

Additional Information :

Internship Eligibility

  • 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 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

Program Dates: The length of this internship is 10 weeks, and the approximate dates are January 7– March 16, 2019. Interns will work 40 hours per week.

Housing: A limited amount of housing assistance may be available for those who qualify.

Transportation: Limited transportation assistance to and from work may be available for those who qualify.

Job ID: 594538BR

Location: Bristol,Connecticut

Job Posting Company: Media Networks