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Principle Media and Art Pipeline Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 968010BR Location Burbank, California, United States / New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted May 05, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible

Job Summary:

Disney Streaming Advanced Research (DSAR) is part of Disney Streaming, responsible for creating AI-enabled solutions for Disney+, Star+, and ESPN+. The DSAR team pioneers advanced application features to be enjoyed and loved by millions of viewers.

We’re looking for talented team players with an entrepreneurial spirit, who will thrive upon the legacy of our company yet embrace unconventional thinking, and who are passionate about contributing to the experience through strategic hard work, creativity, and determination.

DSAR is looking for an experienced Media and Art Pipeline Developer to work on advanced personalization efforts involving digital avatars. The ideal candidate is responsible for the architecture and technical implementation of personalized 3D character assets into a real-time mobile app. The right person for this job will possess a strong desire to build upon their knowledge to shape our industry-leading solutions to advanced personalization.

We’re seeking highly motivated and skilled professionals with a strong background in real-time graphics, video games, AR/VR, and the ability to coordinate across teams and empower themselves and others to strive for and achieve excellence.

Whether you’re in Los Angeles, California, New York, or remote, we provide opportunities to elevate your career and transform an industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for executing the technical integration, assembling, and rigging characters into the final real-time display architecture
  • Lead development for character setups, wrappers, and deformers
  • Lead pipeline efforts on asset creation, and hair and cloth simulation for real-time customization
  • Implement tools and workflow automation
  • Collaborate with developers and character artists to deliver the most efficient pipeline implementation
  • Rapid prototype and test the identified paths of technology development, the outcome of which will formulate the real-time display of AI character generation

Basic Qualifications:

  • Responsible for executing the technical integration, assembling, and rigging characters into the final real-time display architecture
  • Lead development for character setups, wrappers, and deformers
  • Lead pipeline efforts on asset creation, and hair and cloth simulation for real-time customization
  • Implement tools and workflow automation
  • Collaborate with developers and character artists to deliver the most efficient pipeline implementation
  • Rapid prototype and test the identified paths of technology development, the outcome of which will formulate the real-time display of AI character generation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with real-time games, AR/VR, Maya API
  • Character TD or 3D Animation rigging experience, particularly with swappable rigs for avatars and real-time hair simulation
  • Experience with re-topology, relaxation, and mush deformation
  • Prior knowledge of creating mobile games (Metal/Vulkan)
  • Basic shader programming and look development pipeline knowledge (GLSL/HLSL/Cg)
  • Computer Vision experience
  • UI/UX prototyping or programming experience (PyQt, Qt, Wx, CSS)
  • Basic web programming (HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript, React, jQuery, Ruby on Rails, Django)
  • Git, or similar, Jenkins or equivalent CI system knowledge
  • Production experience preferred - either directly from a production environment or someone who works in a deadline-oriented production fashion

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or related field)

Preferred Education

Master’s degree in Computer Science (or related field)

Additional Information:

#LI-REMOTE

This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely. A remote opportunity may be possible for qualified candidates under certain circumstances and, if granted, the employee would work remotely on an ongoing basis.



About Disney Streaming:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Streaming.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC 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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