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Software Engineer - Studio Tools

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 522673BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Studio Entertainment Brand Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted 02/09/2018
Walt Disney Animation Studios has an exciting opportunity for a talented developer to work in the Studio Tools group within Production Technology. In this role, the ideal candidate will partner with artists, production leadership, technical directors, other software engineers, and technology leadership on the design and implementation of new workflows and capabilities motivated by the needs of film production at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

The Studio Tools team develops innovative technical solutions in areas such as story development, talent recording, editorial workflow and daily reviews.

Developers work in a collaborative environment in the pursuit of simple and performant solutions to complex problems, using agile development methodologies as part of high-energy, proficient teams.

The developer filling this role would be a self starter, team player able to adapt to new challenges and an ever changing landscape using problem solving skills to apply technical solutions to artistic process. Development solutions would range from desktop, cloud, mobile and web applications

Basic Qualifications

  • Ability to design and develop complex user facing software
  • Able to demonstrate strong software design and engineering skills
  • Familiar with design patterns and their appropriate use
  • Must be competent in the design and implementation of maintainable object oriented code, and ideally familiar with C++11 or later and Python
  • Effective listener: able to engage with artists to understand their requirements and infer practical solutions
  • Exemplary communication, team working and problem solving skills, balancing the timeliness of solutions with their sustainability. Able to prioritize competing demands based on business value

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing iOS and Mac Desktop Applications
  • Experience with Relational Databases such as Postgres, MySQL and/or MSsql
  • Experience with UxD, IxD design fundamentals
  • Experience building applications in QT
  • Industry experience in a studio or games environment

Required Education

  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other related field

Preferred Education

  • MS in Computer Graphics/Computer Science or comparable

Company Overview

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Located in Burbank, WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, stretching from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2013’s Academy Award®-winning Frozen, the biggest animated film of all time. At Walt Disney Animation Studios’ top filmmakers, artists and technical wizards collaborate to create the magic of animation. Bring your unique talents, passion and ideas to our team and prepare to play in a creative, artist-friendly environment.

Additional Information

This position is with Walt Disney Pictures
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