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Walt Disney Animation Studios Deployment Systems Intern, Summer 2023

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10022363 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted Sep. 19, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- 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.

Job Summary:

The Internship Program

Have you wondered how your skills and talents could translate into the world of animation? Our Internship Program dives into the craft, technology, and operations behind our animated films while developing your skills and connecting you to industry mentors. You'll learn what it means to be a part of a collaborative team and how your unique talents can grow within our studio. Find yourself immersed in hands-on projects and learning guided by our artists, technologists, and production leaders.

Am I Eligible?

  • At the time of application, must be enrolled in an accredited college/university, taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program

  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization

  • Must provide full work availability

  • Program Length: The approximate dates of this internship are May/June - August/September 2023

  • Interns must be fully available for the duration of a 12-week assignment

  • Please note that the safety and well-being of our teams is very important to us. Based on government recommendations, we will determine whether this program will be in-person at our Burbank, CA studio or virtual in the coming months.

For our 2023 programs, we are committed to providing mentorship and development. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Internship Program provides emerging talent with an immersive view of animation through educational seminars on craft and filmmaking, reinforced by individual and technical projects.

Job Summary

Deployment Services, within Platform Engineering, at Walt Disney Animation Studios is responsible for the configuration management and software deployments on our Linux, Mac, and Windows high-performance graphics workstations and servers. The team is also responsible for triaging security alerts and implementing patches. We support both our Burbank and Vancouver studios.

We are looking for a creative, talented intern to join our team. In this role, you will be mentored by each of our engineers, learning a variety of technologies and infrastructure components across the broad spectrum of deployment services. You will be working on a selection of projects where you will be leveraging that knowledge.

Systems 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 stakeholders to understand their workflows and deliver relevant solutions. See details below on what working with this team for the Summer of 2023 will entail:

Project Includes:

  • Systems engineering specific projects which focus on key areas of our infrastructure and address the needs of the team and the Studios.

  • Mentorship rotation and close collaboration with each of our team members.

  • Education about the workflows of our user's studio wide to inform implementation decisions. 

Key Qualifications

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent problem solving, troubleshooting, and debugging skills

  • Experience with Windows, Mac, or Linux desktop and server configuration management

  • Interest in systems engineering

  • Scripting experience

Bonus Qualifications

  • Programming experience with Python

  • Experience with build automation and provisioning

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. 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, to our 60th animated feature, Encanto, releasing November 2021. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, 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 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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