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Ride Control SW Engineer Sr

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 942407BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted May 19, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

Walt Disney Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of Disney’s Parks and Resorts business segment. Representing more than 150 disciplines, its talented teams of Imagineers are responsible for the creation - from concept initiation through installation and commissioning - of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects.

What we’re looking for…

Perform Attraction based Software Engineering activities related to WDI ride control systems. As a key contributor on an Agile-based Software development team, work through the complete Software Development Lifecycle Cycle to deliver our next exciting Attraction. As part of your role, design, develop, and test real-time safety-critical systems and software: support requirements development, model the software architecture and design, code, integrate and test in adherence to WDI Ride Standards.

You will report to the WDI Control Software Executive


You will…

Define, analyze, and validate deterministic solutions for large-scale, fail-safe motion control systems
  • Develop and refine Software requirements
  • Develop Software Processes
  • Define Control Software Architecture
  • Develop Software Detailed Design Specifications
  • Develop and unit test software subsystems
  • Work Software Test Strategies and Test Plans
  • Support Theory of Operation refinement
  • Software Design Documentation
  • Debug / Software Integration Test
  • Install and test high capacity control systems domestically and overseas

Basic Qualifications:

What you bring to the role…
  • At least 6 years of professional experience
  • Travel domestically and internationally on behalf of the company
  • Software Development Tools (Integrated Development Environment (IDE), compilers, linkers, debuggers) experience
  • Knowledge of C++ language and/or PLC programming
  • Real-time Operating Systems experience
  • Technical writing
  • Familiar with Formal Software Engineering Processes
  • Real-Time Control Experience (competent at ensuring deterministic systems)
  • Fail-Safe Control Experience (competent at creating safety timing analysis)
  • Troubleshooting experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Agile Development experience
  • DevOps and Software Automation Experience
  • Configuration Management / Version Control Tool Usage
  • Proficiency at Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • Experience with System Modeling Language (SysML)
  • Proficiency with Visio, Matlab
  • Equipment Control Experience (motors, drives, sensors, effectors, servo, …)
  • Control Theory
  • Ability to relocate domestically and internationally for extended periods of time

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree (B.S. or B.A.) in Engineering from an accredited college/university or equivalent experience

About Walt Disney Imagineering:

Founded in 1952 as WED Enterprises to design and build the world’s first theme park — Disneyland — Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) is where imagination and creativity combine with cutting-edge technology to create unforgettable experiences. WDI is the creative force that imagines, designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions and cruise ships worldwide. Imagineering’s unique strength comes from its diverse global team of creative and technical professionals, who build on Disney’s legacy of storytelling to pioneer new forms of entertainment. The Imagineers who practice this unique blend of art and science work in more than 100 disciplines to shepherd an idea all the way from “blue sky” concept phase to opening day.

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 Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Imagineering.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. 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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