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Burbank, California, United States

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Job ID 945498BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted Mar. 15, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

Job Summary:

The DMC Engineering team is part of Studio Technology that supports The Walt Disney Studio. Your role will be to design, deploy, and support systems for the Disney Digital Media Center. The departments include Mastering, Media Services, QC, and Title Graphics. You will collaborate with teams in Studio Technology to ensure request and actives are fulfilled in a timely manner and be a technical liaison with Production and 3rd party vendors.

Responsibilities:

  • High-level technical support for all post-production edit suites.
  • Design, deploy, support media systems (e.g. Clipsters, Transkoder, Adobe CC, Nuke, Maya, Resolve, Baton QC,).
  • Develop and support automated file-based workflows for Mastering, Title Graphics, and Media Services.
  • Create and publish team SOPs.
  • Maintain equipment inventory and spares.
  • Setup/support executive reviews - local and remote - monitor calibration, SDI and KVM routing, video over IP, Clearview Flex.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of operating system administration (e.g. Windows/XP and Macintosh OS).
  • Experience with Script-based tools (e.g. bash, perl, Python, etc.).
  • Experience with digital video signal chain, distribution systems and components.
  • Expertise in Mastering and Digital Distribution workflows.
  • Expertise in digital video signal chain (e.g. HD/SDI, DA’s, video converters and extenders, AES, and analog audio).
  • General knowledge of IP networking infrastructure.
  • General knowledge of monitor and display technologies (i.e. LCD, OLED, 2D/3D, etc.).
  • Ability to provide Project Planning; subtasks, bill-of-materials, time/labor, able to re-prioritize when needed.
  • General Knowledge of storage (e.g. SAN, NFS, SMB, AFP, DFS, NTFS). 

  • General knowledge of data transport tools (e.g. Signiant, Faspex, Aspera).
  • Knowledge in configuring and supporting distributed KVM systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience at a post-production facility with front-end user support, for live-action, visual effects, or animation.
  • Ability to multitask in a highly complex, diverse post production environment
  • Ability to quickly prioritize decisions given, oftentimes with incomplete and conflicting knowledge
  • Motivated and highly self-directed; manage and (re)prioritize the multiple concurrent and competing challenges.
  • Ability to assist in prioritization & communication across a talented team of Y-4 Engineers.
  • Experience in creation & updating of technical line drawings and supported documentation used across Studio Technology engineering teams.
  • Experience calibrating display systems.
  • Advanced knowledge in video/audio engineering; signal flow, color science, common video and audio codecs ats.

Additional Information:

  • This position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement- IATSE Local 700.



This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 95 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today it brings quality movies, episodic storytelling, music, and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. The Walt Disney Studios encompasses a collection of respected film studios, including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, and Searchlight Pictures. It is also home to Disney Theatrical Productions, producer of world-class stage shows.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Studios.

Walt Disney Pictures is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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