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Sr. Systems Engineer - Core Services

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10057313 Location Vancouver, Canada Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted Aug. 09, 2023

Job Summary:

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ world-class filmmakers, artists, and technical collaborators to create the magic of animation. Bring your unique talents, passion and ideas to our team and prepare to play in a creative, artist-friendly environment.

In the Platform Engineering team at Walt Disney Animation Studios, we build tools and manage infrastructure that artists use daily in creating celebrated feature animation films. The Core Services team within Platform Engineering designs, implements, and manages the core infrastructure and services such as LDAP, DNS, DHCP, Single Sign On (SSO), Mobile Device Management (MDM), Virtualization, and Container Orchestration. 

We are seeking a Sr. Systems Engineer with expertise in core Linux infrastructure as well as Mac and Windows technologies to support the tools and services needed for our current and future films. The role will primarily support technology initiatives focused on our Vancouver studio users, but will also collaborate on large scale projects with our Burbank teams as well. This role will partner with artists, production leadership, technical directors, and software engineers on the design and implementation of our on-premises and cloud server and desktop infrastructure. 

Our studio thrives from a wide variety of technical backgrounds and experiences, so we encourage applicants to apply even if they have experiences not specified below. 

Bring your unique talents, passion and ideas to our team, and be a part of Disney’s creative legacy! 



The Sr. Systems Engineer will provide technical engineering leadership within the Platform Engineering team and will work with the Production and Technology teams to provide highly available and scalable core infrastructure services. This includes system analysis, design, troubleshooting, and integration of new products and developing tools and strategies to improve existing systems.


Qualified candidates will have demonstrated expertise in design and management of tools and services dedicated to communication and collaboration.  Critical to success in this role is an aptitude for working with a technical team to develop requirements and strategies, and to support the core services infrastructure.


  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field

  • Demonstrated expertise in Linux systems administration in a professional environment

  • Experience with Virtualization and/or Container Orchestration technologies such as Rancher, OpenShift, or vmWare.

  • Experience with Identity and Access Management technologies such as Okta, LDAP, Active Directory and Aruba ClearPass

  • Experience with Load Balancers and Proxy Servers such as F5, NGINX, Apache, HA Proxy, or A10

  • Understanding of TCP/IP networks, DNS, and DHCP including such as InfoBlox

  • Demonstrated understanding of software development methodologies and processes including agile methods, continuous integration and version control.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particularly in working within teams and among stakeholders

  • Development experience in Python, Go, or other scripting languages

Preferred Technical Experience

  • Expertise in web server administration

  • Mail routing and postfix administration

  • Web development experience (HTTP, REST, XML, JSON)

  • Terraform, Helm, Ansible, Jenkins,  and CI/CD experience. 

  • Experience with the Google Workspace Productivity Suite

  • Experience with Workspace One MDM

About Walt Disney Animation Studios:

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Disney Animation continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to our 62nd animated feature, Wish, releasing November 2023. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Encanto.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Animation Studios Vancouver Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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