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Software Engineer (Front End Web Development)

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10008591 Location Greenwich, Connecticut, United States Business Blue Sky Studios Date posted Nov. 21, 2019


Blue Sky Studios is developing Portal, our next generation web interface for viewing and managing production media and assets.  The Software Engineer (Front End Web Development) will design and implement web-based tools that manage and visualize the data used in the creation of animated feature films.  The Software Engineer (Front End Web Development) will join the Media Tools team inside Blue Sky's Research and Engineering group. The Media Tools team is responsible for creating modern and intuitive interfaces that enable artists and studio leadership to view and interact with production media and assets.  We are looking for candidates who are eager to keep up with the latest in software development tools, techniques, and have a desire to develop a cutting edge animation production pipeline. Help us build intuitive interfaces that will delight our artists and studio leadership.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • An ideal Front Engineer would have a minimum of 4+ years of experience building highly scalable and responsive UIs for the web and mobile devices

  • Minimum of 4+ years experience developing applications in HTML, JavaScript, CSS and general web 2.0 technologies

  • Experience writing modular/reusable code using React

  • Experience with Typescript and SCSS a plus

  • Experience working with design and understanding of different frameworks

  • Great interpersonal communication skills

  • Work closely with the Research and Engineering group to ensure successful software deployment

  • Continually review the production pipeline and provide web-based solutions to increase overall efficiency


Education and/or Experience Required:

B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent.

Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificate

  • Proficiency in React, NodeJS, Javascript, Python

  • Solid understanding of Object Oriented Programming concepts

  • Open source contribution is a plus

  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently or within a group, and work with minimal supervision

  • Exceptional communication skills in dealing with both technical and artistic groups

  • Experience with database systems such as Cassandra and ElasticSearch a plus

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

About Blue Sky Studios:

One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation. Blue Sky Studios is the animation studio behind the wildly successful ICE AGE and RIO franchises, along with this year's FERDINAND animated feature film!

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 Blue Sky Studios, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Blue Sky Studios.

Blue Sky Studios, 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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