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Studio Pipeline Engineer

Apply NowApply Later NOTE: We have a new application system, please create a new account if you have not done so yet when applying. Job ID 10008326 Location Glendale, California, United States Business Disney General Entertainment Content Date posted Aug. 03, 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 Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technology leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from: animation, theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences. Part of the Disney Branded Television Group, Disney Television Animation is a high capacity digital animation television production studio. Because of Disney Television Animation’s strong use of commercial and custom software technologies to create its animation products, its use of technology, engineering, development techniques and software is critical to its production operations and workflows. We’re looking for an intellectually curious, business-savvy, analytical powerhouse to join the Disney Television Animation Technology team as a Studio Pipeline Engineer (SPE). In this role, you will be responsible for developing and supporting Production Pipeline solutions across the various Disney Television Animation: Productions and Development.

General Responsibilities:

The SPE is a pipeline engineer responsible for developing the Studio’s production tracking and management toolset. This includes designing and developing pipeline scripts and applications and maintaining the existing pool of pipeline scripts and applications for the Television Animation business unit.
 

A high-level breakdown of the Pipeline Engineer’s responsibilities follows:
 

  • Analyzing pipeline software procedures and problems

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of existing software solutions

  • Making recommendations to improve: production software output, efficiency, and workflow

  • Software analysis and design

  • Code testing / integration

  • High-level support of developed code

The SPE partners with the technology department’s management, department staff, and production personnel to determine the Studio Pipeline needs. Additionally, the SPE reviews existing pipeline software capabilities to decide what changes can be made within existing solutions and when new solutions must be added to provide solutions - whichever meets productions need in the timeliest manner and fits within the specific budget.

The SPE is responsive to our environment’s critical production timelines and is able to analyze bugs or other software glitches, track them to the corrupted code, implement timely repairs, and make recommendations for avoiding similar situations via code/software/system changes and code management procedures.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 2 years+ working in a Digital production pipeline software development environment or equivalent experience

  • Strong experience within:

    • Python

    • Git

    • Software development and scripting for DCC applications such as Photoshop, Maya, Nuke, Houdini

    • Software development and scripting for Production tracking applications such as ShotGrid, FTrack

  • Must be able to work independently with technical and non-technical staff to determine system needs

  • Strong documentation techniques and possess creativity in developing easy-to-use tools and “quick fixes”

  • Able to communicate technical information effectively – both written and verbally

  • Able to strategically solve complex technical issues

  • Able to learn and work in a fast paced, production critical environment while staying well organized and detail oriented

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Computer Graphics, or Bachelor of Arts in Film and Animation Production, or equivalent industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience within Television and/or Film Production industry

  • Proficiency in one or more of the following technologies:

    • C/C++

    • OpenImageIO, OpenColorIO.

    • Nuke, Maya, ShotGrid, FTrack development.

    • Thinkbox Deadline

    • Python back-end development

About Disney Television Animation:

Quoting Walt Disney: First, Think. Second, Dream. Third, Believe and Finally, Dare. Be part of the legacy: Disney Television Animation is a creative community of visual storytellers who celebrate and embrace the magic of Disney. Our content delivers: Authentic points of view through inclusive storytelling, Fantastical wish fulfillment, Relatable and surprising characters and worlds. Comedy with heart and Stories that matter. Our Award-winning content is created with world class talent and technologists and is viewed globally on The Walt Disney Company’s streaming service, Disney + and on: Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior.

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

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About Disney General Entertainment Content:

The Disney General Entertainment Content group creates original entertainment and news content for the Company’s streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

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 Disney General Entertainment Content.

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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