The Walt Disney Company
Create the Tech Behind Our Magic
Greater LA Area

Implementation Technical Lead - studioLAB Innovation

| Greater LA Area
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The Walt Disney Studios is comprised of large teams of creative professionals who
produce and acquire live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content,
musical recordings and live stage plays that tell memorable, life-changing stories. Few
media and entertainment companies can rival the brands we have the honor of
bringing to the world.
As part of the Studio Technology team, you'll be joining a group of seasoned,
dedicated technologists solving a range of creative problems in innovative ways within
an exciting and dynamic industry.
StudioLAB is The Walt Disney Studios' advanced development division for innovation
in creative technologies. Our mission is to drive innovation in support of the creative
process and we are lucky enough to work with the top creative teams and technology
companies. StudioLAB is led by a team of industry veterans with diverse backgrounds
that represent decades of software engineering, film production, theme park design
and gaming development experience.
We are looking for a Technical Lead to join our StudioLAB team: someone who wants
to shape the next generation of creative and production technology and directly help
drive innovation across our cinematic pipelines and theatrical experiences. We are a
diverse and welcoming team who focus on collaborative and supportive ways of
Responsibilities :
As the Tech Lead, they will be responsible for defining and overseeing technology implementations for a variety of production tools in the proof of concept, prototype and pilot phases of development. They will be responsible for architecture and documentation of technical specifications and diagrams in collaboration with cross functional teams throughout our internal organization and with external vendors to provide technology solutions for the short and long term. At StudioLAB, project success often comes from creative thinking, decisions that streamline processes, careful vetting and researching options from internal and external sources, and maintaining a client and content first approach.
  • They will partner closely with technology teams across the various banners under The Walt Disney Studios and provide technical guidance and oversight on the implementation of new and evolving projects. An ability to be flexible and work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment is key.
  • Understand a variety of technical tools and their capabilities to inform the selection of the right technology solutions for the provided use cases and user groups
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation for projects. This includes technical architecture, key integration points, identification of any 3rd party or open source licensing needs, any associated risks, etc.
  • Collaborate with technical teams from across all banners in The Walt Disney Studios to architect solutions and integrations that are compatible with other internal systems and adhere to strict Studio Content Protection requirements.
  • Maintain a roadmap for ongoing evolution of technology solutions through all phases of the innovation process.
  • Conduct code reviews, propose alternate implementation choices, and help to troubleshoot issues.
  • Distill complex subject matter to simple terms for non-technical colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Proactively stay up to date on emerging technologies and propose opportunities to integrate these into new or existing projects.
  • Proficient with automated building, testing and deployment of code and continuous integration pipelines.
  • Mentor and coach other team members in technologies, software languages, and frameworks.
  • Comfortable working with agile (scrum, kanban) methodologies, firm understanding of software development lifecycle models, and traditional project management principles and practices.

Basic Qualifications :
Has in depth knowledge of and skills in:• Database Applications (PostgreSQL, etc.)• Database Query Language (SQL, etc.)• Back-end programming Language (Java, nodeJS, Python)• C++• Ability to perform in a fast-paced, time constrained environment• Experience with deployment and productization• Excellent communication skills, written and verbal• Excellent technical, diagnostic and troubleshooting skills.
Preferred Qualifications: • 8+ years of relevant experience• Has in experience working in:• Cloud Technologies, specifically Microsoft Azure• Unity• Unreal• React• Experience in the media technology industry• Experience working with AR/VR technologies• Experience working in database management
Preferred Education• MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience is preferred.
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