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Sr. Software Engineer, Build Engineer

Burbank, CA - US

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Job ID 700142BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted 04/09/2019

Job Summary:

At Walt Disney Animation Studios we have a deep commitment to the philosophy that creativity inspires technology, and technology inspires creativity. Engineers are charged with developing and implementing processes for solving unique and challenging problems for all of our movies.

We have an exciting multi-year vision targeting a radically different approach to our production process for creating world-leading visual content.

What we are doing:
  • Re-imaging a cloud native pipeline
  • Embracing USD as our native unifying data format
  • Building a next-generation of immersive artist tools on top of an in house application framework
  • Moving our rendering to a unified renderer for both final frame and interactive visualization

Embarking on these new technical strategies requires us to invest in our build, release, and configuration management strategy and support. This will allow us to remain agile, flexible and effective in our platform and development process. We are looking for a talented engineer to join our Production Technology team. In this role, you will partner with software development, systems infrastructure, project management, and leadership across technology and production within the studio to ensure the execution, support and delivery of our new long term vision for the Studio.


Are you passionate about enabling a hands-on experience for multiple teams to experience Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment systems? Does the idea of enabling a future facing platform helping stay on top of industry trends and state of the art technology excite you? Are you inspired by partnering with engineers and artists to enable a Test Driven Infrastructure in a complex environment iterating cross disciplines all to enable bringing high quality content production to screens all over the world?

Apply today to join our team and help build our future!

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to analyze and assess complex code and library dependencies and recommend configuration solutions across in house legacy and emerging code repositories
  • Experience with one or more of the following build systems: Make, CMake, SCons, GNU Autotools
  • Experience with Linux C/C++ compilers and linkers such as g++, gcc, icc, Clang, ldd, LLVM
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployments systems such as Jenkins or GitLab CI/CD a plus
  • Experience with Git version-control system
  • Ability to research, test, recommend and integrate technology related to the provisioning of software and services
  • Ability to troubleshoot and improve implementations of open source and in-house frameworks
  • Experience with scripting languages including Python
  • Experience with Linux containerization such as Docker
  • 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.
  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with VFX Reference Platform
  • Masters in Computer Science

Required Education

BS in Computer Science or related degree and/or equivalent work experience.

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 2013's Academy Award®-winning Frozen, 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 Animation Studios, 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. 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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