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Sr Synthetic Data Artist

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 964829BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted May 02, 2022 Flex Type Remote

Job Summary:

Disney Streaming Advanced Research (DSAR) is part of Disney Streaming, responsible for creating AI-enabled solutions for Disney+, Star+, and ESPN+. The DSAR team pioneers advanced application features to be enjoyed and loved by millions of viewers.

We’re looking for talented team players with an entrepreneurial spirit, who will thrive upon the legacy of our company yet embrace unconventional thinking, and who are passionate about contributing to the experience through strategic hard work, creativity, and determination.

DSAR is looking for an experienced Sr. Synthetic Data Artist to work on consumer-facing features that leverage voice interaction, spatial technologies, augmented reality, digital avatars, synchronous viewing, and AI. The ideal candidate is responsible for designing high-quality models, animations, and simulations for synthetic training data. The right person for this job will possess a strong desire to build upon their knowledge to shape our industry-leading solutions to video streaming services.

We’re seeking highly motivated and skilled professionals with strong backgrounds in visual effects and game design, AR/VR, demand analysis, and user psychology. You will partner and iterate with researchers and engineers to turn new features into full-fledged demos for internal stakeholders and executives. Several projects are in development by the team. You will manage and create the user experience using an iterative design process and move rough ideas into compelling stories and prototypes.

Whether you’re in Los Angeles, California, New York, or remote, we provide opportunities to elevate your career and transform an industry.

Responsibilities:

Lead UX architecture and design for various prototypes

Responsible for 3D design and animation for real-time interactions

Create compelling stories and prototype wireframes

Collaborate with engineers on delivering new features that match the Disney standard

Contribute to research activities, brainstorming, and ideation sessions

Present work to management and other stakeholders


Basic Qualifications:

6+ years of design experience, including Visual Effects, Game Design, Product Design, UX/UI

Proficient at sculpting, texture painting, material authoring, grooming, animating

Solid knowledge of the next-generation character, rigging, and animation pipelines

Expert level knowledge of Maya, Zbrush, Substance Painter, or Mari

Strong understanding of complex UX/UI behaviors and interactions on various platforms

Strong organizational and file management skills with the ability to troubleshoot

Able to follow and adapt to stylistic guidelines set by a franchise

Experience providing direction for team & ability to collaborate across multiple projects

Excellent work ethic, self-motivation with the ability to take and give constructive feedback

Self-starter who produces results with little or no supervision

Comfortable with ambiguity and intermittent requirement changes

Experience working in a team of developers and 3d-artists


Preferred Qualifications:

Expert Level Skills in the design of 3D real-time applications (AR/VR/Games)

Strong modeling and animation skills with recent Maya releases

Experience with Mari or Substance Painter

Unity/Unreal game engine experience

Ability to think procedurally

Basic Maya Python programming skills

Experience as Tech Animator or Look Development Artist in a major animation studio

Strong foundation in the traditional arts

Experience with video editing: from storyboarding to motion effects design

Expert Level Skills in Adobe Creative Suite

Basic Skills in Figma, Sketch, Principle, Framer X, Proto.io or InVision

Working understanding of HTML, CSS, JS, React


Required Education

BFA in Visual Art and Animation, Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience

Additional Information:

Salaried Range: The pay range for this position in Colorado is $115k to $155k per year, however, base pay offered may vary depending on geographic region, internal equity, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

This role is considered remote, which means the employee will work remotely on an ongoing basis and will not have an assigned workspace at a Company designated location.



About Disney Streaming:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Streaming.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC 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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