Full Time Job

Systems Engineer, Data Services

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Burbank, CA 06-15-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
At Walt Disney Animation Studios we believe that creativity inspires technology, and technology inspires creativity. The Data Services team is responsible for the design, implementation, and tuning of the database systems behind the content our studio creates. We are looking for a Systems Engineer to join the team in these efforts.

Systems Engineers are expected to collaborate across teams, demonstrate self-direction when needed, and learn through experiencing both success and failure. They must build partnerships with technical and non-technical users, understand their needs, and deliver relevant, sustainable solutions that align with initiatives for both our Burbank and Vancouver studio locations.
Our studio thrives from a wide variety of technical backgrounds and experiences, therefore we encourage applicants to apply even if they do not match all requirements listed below.

Bring your unique talents and ideas to our team, and join Disney's creative legacy!

• 2+ years of systems/software engineering and/or database administration experience; can include related internships
• Experience engineering and maintaining both Document databases (Cassandra, Elasticsearch / OpenSearch, and MongoDB) and Relational databases (MySQL, MariaDB, Postgres, and MSSQL)
• Previous contributions to architectural design and optimization of data systems and pipelines
• Experience with Unix shell scripting and system automation
• Experience with server-side scripting such as Python, C/C++, or Java

Bonus Qualifications
• Experience with TimeScaleDB, Redis, InfluxDB, Grafana, and/or Logstash
• Implementation of data ingestion and handling clusters through event streaming platforms, such as Kafka
• Knowledge of Kubernetes fundamentals
• Experience with AWS Data Managed Services, such as, S3 partitioning, Lambda for processing, Kinesis for pipelining, and/or Glue for ETL
• Experience with large scale data management, including identifying appropriate on-prem/cloud storage and developing solutions based on data scale, analytic use cases, and immediacy of refresh

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience

The hiring range for this position in California is $93,400-$125,200 per year based on a 40 hour work week. The amount of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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.

This position is with Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Walt Disney Pictures is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney champions a business environment where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a constantly evolving world.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn173o-3-236-83-154-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $93,400 to $125,200 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
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.