Seasonal Concept Developer I
ESPN - Kissimmee, FL

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*This is a seasonal position.*

The Concept Developer I/II will be focused on aiding in the development of concepts to products within the Technology Group, which provides creative product concepts using innovative technology. This may be an entry level position (I) or higher (II) position for the Creative Technology team. This position would work on some of the more basic elements of products the department develops. Some daily work consists of, but not limited to “Virtual Pitch”, assistance in EA “Virtual Playbook” play builds and studio build-outs, assistance in studio and on remote events running virtual technology.

ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN is 80% owned by ABC, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company), and 20% by the Hearst Corporation.

ESPN was founded by Bill Rasmussen and launched on September 7, 1979. Now with over 6,500 employees, each year ESPN televises more than 5,100 live and/or original hours of sports programming. The company’s mission is to serve sports fans. Anytime. Anywhere.
The Responsibilities of the Concept Developer I/II are listed below, but not limited to the following: §

Basic understanding of the types of products the group would develop for studio and remote applications §
Brainstorm with other departments to come up with innovative new products or enhancements to existing products §
Work with team to develop product concepts and/or improve existing production workflows §
Basic understanding of the types of product creation software/hardware the team uses §
Work closely Sr Concept Developers in the development and prototyping of new product ideas §
Assemble hardware/software platforms for prototyping §
Work closely with Sr Concept Developer to troubleshoot system flaws §
Finds and evaluates new technologies for use in the Product Development Group §
Must keep up to date with new trends and new technology §
Provide timely communication with regards to development deadlines, issues, etc §
Provide general feedback on product development and flaws §
Provide basic problem–solving §
Communicate basic needs and analysis of project goals to Management §
Effective communication with all levels of technical team §
Interact closely with other groups in Product Development to facilitate a creative team environment
Basic Qualifications §
College degree or equivalent work experience required §
Candidate must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a media-related environment, studio production systems design and/or a working knowledge of broadcast media application systems §
Basic knowledge of video and camera operations §
Basic knowledge in computer networking, video and data signal flows §
Knowledge in animation and timelines §
Ability to troubleshoot and provide preventive maintenance on systems §
Must have basic communication, problem-solving and analytical skills and understand system development methodologies §
Ability to effectively communicate ideas to Product Development and Innovation teams. §
Ability to work collaboratively with technology, production and creative services §
Significant travel and work at outdoor events required
Preferred Qualifications §
Knowledge in 3D design tools a plus §
Knowledge in virtual reality technology a plus
Preferred Education
College degree required, preferred in a technical, production and/or creative field of study
Required Education
College degree required
Additional Information
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