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Senior Show Programmer

Company: Walt Disney Imagineering
Location: Edmonds
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Job Description:

Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of Disney s Parks and Resorts business segment. Representing more than 150 disciplines, its talented teams of Imagineers are responsible for the creation - from concept initiation through installation and commissioning - of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects. Job Overview: Highly technical position requiring strong creative intuition. Integrate state of the art show/ride control systems with Audio-Animatronics figures and shows. Program all show elements and "smart" ride vehicles for Disney attractions worldwide. Requires excellent working relationships with Creative, Engineering, Manufacturing, Media, TPP and Park Maintenance teams. Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with other Show Programmers to operate and maintain Animation & Show Programming system s highly specialized hardware and software tools
  • Provide technical support to the show Animators for the programming of Audio-Animatronics figures
  • Partner with the show Art Director and other Show Programmers to program special effects, audio, animated props and show action equipment
  • Provide technical support for computer graphic animation programs (such as Maya, Alias and SoftImage)
  • Sole responsibility to organize, secure and maintain all show data created by the Animators and Show Programmers
  • Interface with Show Control Engineering, Animation Development, Mechanical Engineering and Animators to assure successful
  • integration of animation and controls
  • Team with Manufacturing on a technical level during figure production, set-up and programming to assure quality, reliability and creative intent are met
  • Assist in training Park Maintenance personnel during installation and turnover
  • Support SQS and Park Maintenance to maintain quality in new and
  • existing attractions Basic Qualifications :
    • Minimum 2 year experience leading the programming of major attractions
    • Experience leading a show from concept level through production, installation and turnover (area of demonstrated expertise must include 2 of the following 3 specialties: Audio-Animatronics figure programming support, Special Effects/Media attractions, or Ride Vehicle animation)
    • Familiarity with maintaining and creating riggs for CG character animation
    • Demonstrated ability to managing multiple project tasks
    • Basic Knowledge of Robotic Animation
    • Basic knowledge of control systems
    • Ability to provide basic technical support for computer graphic animation applications
    • Demonstrated ability to work without supervision
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) clearly and concisely. Required Education :
      • 2 year Electronics Degree Preferred Qualifications:
        • Scripting knowledge with : (Python, Mel, C+, C++)
        • PLC Programming skills
        • Knowledge of or willing to learn the common and current animation and show control systems in place throughout the Disney Parks Able to troubleshoot and program these systems efficiently
        • Desired software knowledge/familiarity with: (Maya, MotionBuilder, Z-Brush, Adobe, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Solid Works) Preferred Education :
          • BA in computer Animation/BS in controls preferred Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at . About Walt Disney Imagineering:Founded in 1952 as WED Enterprises to design and build the world s first theme park - Disneyland - Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) is where imagination and creativity combine with cutting-edge technology to create unforgettable experiences. WDI is the creative force that imagines, designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions and cruise ships worldwide. Imagineering s unique strength comes from its diverse global team of creative and technical professionals, who build on Disney s legacy of storytelling to pioneer new forms of entertainment. The Imagineers who practice this unique blend of art and science work in more than 100 disciplines to shepherd an idea all the way from "blue sky" concept phase to opening day.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.WDI 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 fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Keywords: Walt Disney Imagineering, Edmonds , Senior Show Programmer, IT / Software / Systems , Edmonds, Washington

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