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Sr. Software Engineer - Animation Research Library (Remote)

Burbank, California, United States

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Job ID 778586BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted Apr. 09, 2021

Job Summary:

Walt Disney Animation Studio’s Animation Research Library (ARL) houses a collection of more than 65,000,000 pieces of physical artwork, as well as a rapidly growing collection of born-digital artwork – currently estimated at 4.9 petabytes - which includes, but is not limited to, conceptual art, storyboards, maquettes, hand-drawn production artwork, 3-dimensional models, textures, image files, and final rendered images.

Over a million pieces of artwork have been scanned and ingested into a proprietary web application and more are being added daily. Based on our experiences so far, there are a number of projects that we would like to implement to improve our workflow, the user experience, and the performance of the application.

We are seeking a Senior Software Engineer with great people skills and a proven ability to deliver intuitive and efficient web applications. The successful candidate must be able to work with minimal supervision producing sustainable, documented code with appropriate unit tests, and must provide transparency regarding the rationale, processes, and techniques used.

This role will be based out of the Burbank/Glendale, California area. However, remote work is possible in this role.

This position is for a twelve-month web application and data migration project. Please be aware that employment will cease at the end of the project. The primary goal will be to migrate data from a digital asset management system that was built in-house to a new collections management system.

Basic Qualifications:

Previous experience and proficiency in the following technologies and techniques is required:
* SQL / MSSQL server, scripting preferably using Python or other language, Javascript/AJAX, XML / JSON, CSS, HTML, XSLT
* Extensive experience with the migration of data from one type of system to another via REST API calls and/or direct database access.
* Fluent in different data formats and different types of databases
* Experience with WordPress installations in a production environment.
* Strong UNIX/Linux or Mac experience
* Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills, especially working with multi-disciplinary teams and with management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background or interest in photography or art
  • Experience with Mediawiki
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop

Additional Information:

  • Remote location possible

About Walt Disney Animation Studios:

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, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2019’s Frozen 2, the biggest animated film of all time. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Big Hero 6 and Zootopia.

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 segment we call Walt Disney Animation 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 or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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