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Sr Software Engineer - Platform Engineering

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 528981BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Studio Entertainment Brand Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted 02/28/2018
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ world-class 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.

We are adding one more talented engineer to our Technology team. In this role, you will partner with artists, production leadership, technical directors, other systems and software engineers, and technology leadership on the design and implementation of foundational infrastructure services motivated by the needs of film production at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

The ideal candidate will enjoy the diversity and challenges of working at various levels in the software stack, from core compute and data management to developing APIs and intuitive user interfaces. All projects have in common the pursuit of simple and performant solutions to complex problems, using agile development methodologies as part of high-energy, proficient teams.

The engineer filling this role should welcome engaging with team members and stakeholders on a variety of projects depending on studio needs. Example assignments could include: high performance parallel computation, distributed job scheduling algorithms with associated artist workflows, highly efficient data management and storage orchestration, data mining and machine learning, and intuitive data visualization design.

Our engineers are highly supportive of each other, expected to demonstrate self-direction when needed, and learn through experiencing both success and failure. You must be comfortable supporting your team by bringing fresh insight for shared problem solving. Also critical to success in this role is the ability to build trusted relationships with technical and non-technical users to understand their needs and pain points intimately, and deliver relevant solutions.

Basic Qualifications

  • Five or more years experience designing and developing complex backend and user facing software in a professional environment
  • Demonstrated software design and engineering skills; familiar with enterprise integration patterns and their appropriate use
  • Object-oriented development experience in C++ and Python
  • Web-framework development experience in JavaScript, TypeScript, etc.
  • Experience developing high-performance, highly concurrent, asynchronous code
  • Experience building highly scalable and fault tolerant service oriented architectures
  • Able to identify, research, integrate, and adapt new technologies quickly as business needs evolve
  • Solid communication, team working, and problem solving skills, with a desire to continue to grow in these areas
  • Must be an effective listener who engages with stakeholders to understand their requirements and infer practical solutions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relational, Graph, and NoSQL DBs (PostgreSQL, Cassandra, Neo4J, Couchbase, Redis, Elasticsearch)
  • Container technologies and orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos)
  • Messaging technologies (Kafka, AMQP, RabbitMQ)
  • Storage technologies (S3, NFS, pNFS, Ceph, Gluster)
  • Hybrid infrastructures, on-premise combined with IaaS (GCP, AWS)
  • Linux and macOS system administration
  • Comfortable with polyglot programming

Required Education

  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field; or comparable industry experience

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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