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The Walt Disney Company Senior Systems Engineer, Deployment Services - Animation Studios in Burbank, California

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ world-class filmmakers, artists and technical wizards collaborate 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 public cloud server and desktop infrastructure. This is motivated by the expanding needs of film production at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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 should welcome being 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; development of containerization and service orchestration solutions; cloud services integration; 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.

Basic Qualifications :

  • 5+ years of systems engineering experience in a professional environment

  • Proven expertise in Linux systems engineering (Mac/Windows experience also useful)

  • Object-oriented development experience in Python

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

  • Experience with a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services

  • Deep understanding of TCP/IP networks and related technologies

  • In-depth knowledge of NAS and Object Storage architectures

  • Working knowledge of relational and nonrelational databases

  • Solid communication, team working, 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

Required Education :

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

Job ID: 615812BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Studio Entertainment

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