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Backend Java Developer Internship, Corporate - Summer 2018


Imagine working side-by-side with industry leaders in your field of study. Imagine building upon the skills you’ve learned in the classroom through real-world hands-on work experience. Now imagine yourself in a Professional Internship with Disney Corporate. When your extraordinary talents, our renowned legacy and the promise of an even brighter future unite, just imagine the stories you could be part of!
Be a part of an innovative team and culture…
On the Messaging Team we get to work with all the different segments of The Walt Disney Company and bring cutting edge technologies to them at enterprise scale. A mix of senior and junior developers, we strive to stay ahead of the ever changing landscape of messaging (whether it be E-mail, push notifications or messaging to cars) while maintaining a strong work-life balance. ResponsibilitiesA Day in the Life…
This Spring we are looking for an intern to assist in our Websocket messaging platform, which is responsible for delivering messages in sub-second timeframes to millions of connected users simultaneously. It can be seen in action at (the scoreboard banner, among other things) as well as breaking news stories at This platform is written in Java and is focused on performance and scalability. The focus of the internship will be on improving the feature space of this system while maintaining or increasing overall performance and scalability. As a member of the team you will be responsible for:

  • Participating in Sprint Planning and tracking work items
  • Writing code in Java (and possibly other languages)
  • Working as a member of a larger team
  • Self Directing (Some tasks may only have high level descriptions and we expect you to figure out what needs doing)
  • Asking questions when you cannot find the answers you need

Basic QualificationsWhat we are looking for…

  • Basics of Java
  • Completed at least one Data Structures or Algorithms course
  • Desire to work on a backend system
  • Teamwork

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed/Taking a Networking Course
  • Knowledge of Websockets
  • Knowledge of Redis (Database technology)

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class, or be a recent graduate of an accredited college or university within the last six (6) months at time of application, or be currently participating in the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program or Disney Professional Internship Program
  • Computer Science/Engineering
  • Informatics
  • Any Engineering Program if required Java experience is present and desire is strong

Preferred Education

  • CSE Java
  • CSE Data Structures
  • CSE Algorithms
  • CSE Networking
  • CSE Databases
  • Comfortable with Linux

Company Overview The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world. Additional Information

  • The approximate dates of this internship are May/June 2018 through August/Sept 2018
  • Candidate must be available to work full time hours (approximately 30-40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship
  • Able to provide own housing and transportation in the Seattle area
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Please upload a copy of your most recent transcript with your application.

This position is with Disney Worldwide Services, an equal opportunity employer.

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