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Software Engineering Intern - Studios, Summer 2020

Glendale, CA - US

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Job ID 715310BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted 29/10/2019

Job Summary:

As part of Studio Technology, the intern will be working in a team of multi-disciplined technologists and engineers on creating the next generation applications ecosystem for our film, music and stage play businesses. Interns will participate in overall system design, come up with solutions that emphasize re-use, performance, scaling and other good design patterns.


  • Participate in defining, architecting and building high-quality software solutions
  • Collaborate with other software engineers and cross-functional teams
  • Contribute new ideas to a larger community of high-caliber professionals
  • Bring your experience to solve difficult problem and gain new experience through working with others
  • Interface with various outside entities for work on integration points
  • Work with senior team members and Business stakeholders on figuring out the best technical solutions for business problems

Basic Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with Javascript (React and Node preferred)
  • Very passionate about OO design and aware of the different layers that exist in a system
  • Capable of leveraging basic Data structures and algorithms to solve problems
  • Interested in technologies such as Kotlin, Scala, Reactor, etc.
  • Knowledge of:
    • Spring (or another DI platform)
    • REST APIs
    • Unit tests
    • Git
    • Maven or Gradle
    • ORM (e.g JPA, Hibernate)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • GraphQL knowledge
  • Worked with DynamoDB or RDS
  • Familiar with Kafka/RabbitMQ
  • Familiar with ELK
  • Familiar with Kubernetes
  • Familiar with AWS Lambda or other serverless technologies

Required Education

Sophomore, Junior or Senior Level undergraduate student or recent graduate (within 6 months of graduation) pursuing a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Development, or related field.

Additional Information:

Internship Eligibility:
  • 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 must have graduated from a college/university within the past 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must provide full work availability
  • Must provide own transportation to/from work
  • Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)
Program Length:
The approximate dates of this internship are May/June 2020 - August/September 2020. Interns must be available to work full-time for the duration of the internship.

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. Ours is a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration that brings together visionary artists, gifted technologists and savvy business minds to conjure up magical entertainment experiences for a global audience.

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 The Walt Disney Studios, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney 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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