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Job ID 742409BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Jan. 31, 2020

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company has launched ESPN+ in 2018 and has amassed 1 million+ subscribers in a record time. In November of 2019, Disney+ amassed more than 10 million subscriptions for their new service featuring an incomparable collection of content from the Disney brands and franchises recognized and respected all over the world. The direct-to-consumer (DTC) service will serve as the exclusive home for viewing original movies, series, short-form, and more; all spanning from classic Disney Animation to the most recent movie releases.

Disney Streaming Advanced Research (DSAR) is part of Disney Streaming Services, the department responsible for the complete technical platform for the Disney DTC offerings. 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. Candidates should be passionate about contributing to The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer experience through strategic thought, hard-work, creativity, and inspiration.

The DSAR team originates new consumer-facing features for Disney apps, and demonstrates them in high-fidelity prototypes. We are looking for an experienced 3D Designer/ animator to create real-time content for immersive XR experiences. Together with the front-end engineers, candidates will be responsible for creating best in class deliverables that are presented for buy-in to senior leadership within Disney Streaming. An ideal candidate is well versed in the world of spatial computing and can translate the Disney universe into immersive experiences that delight our subscribers worldwide.

Experience in general interface design for mobile, 2D design skills, and experience working with game engines are a plus for this position. Owning the project from a design perspective and managing all stakeholders is what we expect of this contributor.

The ideal location would be DSS headquarters in New York City, or our other offices in San Francisco, CA, Bristol, CT, Raleigh, NC, or Amsterdam, Netherlands.


  • Contribute to new ideas and prototyping on specific Disney+ and ESPN+ application features
  • Rapidly create and produce a wide range of visual concepts and directions.
  • Produce multiple solutions using sketches, wireframes and prototypes.
  • Adapt high definition 3D models to work in a real-time context through decimation, LOD generation, or other techniques

Basic Qualifications:

  • Solid foundational design skills and sensibilities. BA/BFA is a plus.
  • 2+ years’ experience with 3ds Max, Motion Builder, Maya, Blender
  • Ability to make efficient textures and materials for real-time models
  • Ability to Model, Rig and Animate 3D Assets
  • Ability to create textures for use with various shaders
  • Good sense of volume, lighting and materials

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Scripting and/or programming experience
  • Professional experience with digital media/entertainment and associated platforms
  • Experience with shipping consumer-friendly interactive experiences.
  • Experience working with Unity, Unreal, or other game engine

About Disney Streaming Services:

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. We serve consumers by bringing the world’s most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

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 segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

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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