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Walt Disney Imagineering , Software Developer Intern, Summer 2023

Company: The Walt Disney Company
Location: Glendale
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Be a part of an innovative team and culture---Walt Disney Imagineering is building a new AI Character Studio to take the most well-known characters in the world and turn them into interactive experiences for a new generation of fans and guests. The team comprises a cross-disciplinary group of designers, writers, artists, AI experts, and software engineers. Its charter includes developing a robust and scalable entertainment platform supporting interactive character experiences with up to millions of concurrent users. The studio develops mobile, VR, AR, Mixed Reality, and custom physically situated applications built on a core platform, independently and in partnership with 3rd party developers.A Day in the Life---We're seeking motivated interns eager to learn as they apply their technical and artistic skills to create incredible new interactive character experiences. In collaboration with AI engineers and conversational designers at the AI Character Studio, our intern group will assist in efforts to define and create the software that enables our world-class artists and designers to bring our characters to life and connect with our guests in new ways. You are highly collaborative, flexible, and scrappy while ensuring a high degree of polish for guest-facing products and experiences. You are willing to take the time necessary to understand creative goals and propose and effectively communicate solutions. Interns are expected to thrive in a fast-paced, startup-style environment where ambiguity and building things from zero to one are the norm.RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support development of a production pipeline and related tooling to deliver robust, scalable interactive character experiences integrating internal and externally developed AI/ML tools for speech, language, and other domains.
  • Develop and implement prototype character experiences that test the new platform's capabilities.
  • Assist in human-centric and automated test procedures, ensuring the quality and safety of AI-based experiences.
  • Contribute toward system documentation to educate production talent on tool features and usage.
  • Work with a production-oriented mindset, delivering efficient, scalable, and maintainable code when required.
  • Work with content creators and designers to identify and develop features that speed up their character creation process.What we are looking for--- -BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Familiarity with modern programming languages, including Python, C++, and C#.
    • Knowledge of familiar developer tools such as git, Visual Studio, VS CodePREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Familiarity with game engine tooling and workflows.
      • Experience working on collaborative projects with multiple stakeholdersAdditional Information...
        • At the time of application, you must be enrolled in an accredited college/university, ---taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the---internship program AND returning to school the semester/quarter following the internship OR---currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship------. -
        • Must---be at least 18 years of---age---.
        • Must---not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or---program.------ -
        • Must---possess unrestricted work---authorization.
        • Program Length: The approximate dates of this internship are May/June - August/September 2023.
        • Interns must be fully available for the duration of a 12-week assignment.Pay Rate:The pay rate for this internship is$40.00 per hour.

Keywords: The Walt Disney Company, Glendale , Walt Disney Imagineering , Software Developer Intern, Summer 2023, IT / Software / Systems , Glendale, Arizona

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