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Sr. Systems Engineer, Deployment Services

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 10007767 Location Vancouver, Canada Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted Aug. 03, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible

- 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. A remote opportunity may be possible for qualified candidates under certain circumstances and, if granted, the employee would work remotely on an ongoing basis.

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.

The Deployment Services team is looking for talented engineers to partner with artists, production leadership, technical directors, and software engineers on the design and implementation of our build, release, and deployment services for our on-premises and cloud server and desktop infrastructure. This is motivated by the expanding needs of film production at Walt Disney Animation Studios.  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.

The ideal candidate will enjoy the diversity and challenges of working at various levels in the foundational deployment stack, from defining configuration management, providing desktop and server OS-level deployments, to developing CI/CD infrastructure and processes. All projects have in common pursuit of simple and performant solutions to complex problems using Agile and DevOps methodologies as part of high-energy, proficient teams.

The engineer filling this role will be a critical part of a variety of projects depending on studio needs. Example assignments could include: investigation and implementation of high performance graphics workstations; design of configuration management and build automation processes; continuous integration and deployment; implementation of corporate security standards; and data monitoring, measurement and analytics.

Systems Engineers are highly supportive of each other, expected to demonstrate self-direction when needed, and learn through experiencing both success and failure. You must be comfortable supporting your team by bringing fresh insight for shared problem solving. Also critical to success in this role is the ability to build trusted relationships with technical and non-technical users to understand their needs and pain points intimately, and deliver relevant solutions.

Our studio thrives from a wide variety of technical backgrounds and experiences, so we encourage applicants to apply even if they do not meet all requirements listed below.

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


  • At least 2 years of systems engineering experience; can include related internships 

  • Demonstrated expertise in Linux or Mac systems engineering

  • Scripting experience in Bash and/or Python

  • Strong knowledge of desktop and server configuration management, version control, build automation, and provisioning

  • Understanding of software build environments, build systems and compilers such as Make, CMake, GCC, and LLVM

  • Familiarity with a wide variety of open source technologies, including EPEL, RHEL, and/or other Linux distributions

  • Solid communication, team collaboration, and problem solving skills, with a desire to continue to grow in these areas

  • Must be an effective listener who engages with stakeholders to understand their requirements and infer practical solutions 

  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field; or comparable industry experience

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience with Windows systems engineering

  • Experience with C/C++

  • Working knowledge of relational and nonrelational databases

  • Understanding of TCP/IP networks and related technologies 

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. WDAS 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 2019’s Frozen 2, the biggest animated film of all time, to our 60th animated feature, Encanto, releasing November 2021. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Big Hero 6 and Zootopia.

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 Animation Studios Vancouver Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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