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Media Systems DevOps Engineer II at The Walt Disney Company (San Francisco, CA)

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A Media Systems DevOps Engineer II writes and maintains software to support the video engineering pipeline. We work on video compression pipelines, building video and computer graphics related software stacks, engineering web interfaces/desktop GUIs, designing and installing hardware deployments, and designing and supporting embedded systems. We work nimbly in the fast paced visual effects industry to design solutions for the toughest video engineering challenges, often, in areas where there aren't currently any solutions. We work on both long term projects and also production-based requests to make sure we get the magic done on time.
What You'll Do
  • Design new and exciting projects using bleeding edge technologies to allow us to stay at the forefront of the visual effects industry
  • Work on high quality, real time video streaming solutions involving testing new video codecs and transport protocols
  • Design new methods to manage and verify steam integrity as it travels through our pipeline
  • Help maintain a wide array of existing workflows and scripts
  • Test and validate software tools and techniques in production.
  • Bring new ideas to the table! We love a fresh perspective and new technologies.
  • Brainstorm with the team to design new workflows and new applications for technologies in the video engineering field
  • Work effectively with artists, production supervisors, and technical staff across ILM, Stagecraft, Lucasfilm
  • Work on Linux hardware to ensure video playback is consistent and accurate
  • Work with production to design or extend tools to fulfill show needs
  • Train users on how to use the software/ solutions we design
  • Monitor email and ticket system for potential issues and help users find a solution

What We're Looking For
  • 3+ years of experience in a related field
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Proficiency in a Linux development environment
  • Experience with the following programming languages:
    • C/C++
    • Swift/iOS programming
    • Python
    • Javascript
  • Networking experience (TCP/UDP, IP)
  • Experience with GIT
  • Detail oriented and strong self-sufficient troubleshooter
  • Computer Graphics experience
  • Passion for technology
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience in a studio environment
    • Familiarity with video streaming protocols
    • Familiarity with GPU programing languages (CUDA, GL, Metal)
    • Experience with ARM based systems (Raspberry Pi, Jetson etc)
    • Experience with embedded systems (arduino, Teensy)

Please be prepared to talk about or demonstrate previous projects you have worked on during the interview process.
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Technology we use

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    • JSFFrameworks
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    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks

What are The Walt Disney Company Perks + Benefits

The Walt Disney Company Benefits Overview

Because our employees and cast members are at the heart of everything we do, Disney offers a competitive total rewards package that includes pay, health and savings benefits, time-off programs, educational opportunities and more. Together, these rewards make up a comprehensive package that help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally and take advantage of the special extras that only Disney can provide.

Eligibility for certain reward programs will vary based on your job status, work location and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days

An Insider's view of The Walt Disney Company

How does the company support your career growth?

Over my 13 years with the company, I’ve had passionate leaders and colleagues with diverse backgrounds who have taught me and given me opportunities to expand into areas I never thought possible. You have the freedom to take career risks and apply your previous experience in ways you may not anticipate.


Product Management Director

What is your vision for the company?

Disney has always been at the heart of the evolution of the media industry, and technology is an essential part of that. The way that we tell and consume stories in the future is going to be completely different than it is today, and The Walt Disney Company is uniquely positioned to shape and create that future.


SVP/Chief Technology Officer, The Walt Disney Studios

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