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Senior Software Engineer

Company: Parks, Experiences and Products
Location: Charles City
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Would you like to be a part of a team that contributes to every stage of the Disney attraction life cycle, from Blue Sky to Sustainment? As a Senior Software Engineer on the Modeling, Simulation, and Training Tools (MST) team, you will build software tools that are used to provide detailed engineering simulation and analysis services internationally for Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI), Park Operations Line of Business, Transportation, Engineering Services, Entertainment, and other Global Engineering & Technology partners. These services include: systems level simulations of our rides and attraction; Software-In-the-Loop (SIL) or Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) software design/testing platforms; multi-agent simulations; training simulations; large-scale transportation simulations; statistical analyses; dynamic robotic electro-mechanical and controls system simulations; finite element analyses; rigid or flexible multi-body dynamic simulations; and development of signal processing and optimization algorithms.You will report to the Team Leader- Systems Engineer Responsibilities You will be a designer, developer, and user of our suite of in-house engineering tools. You will work with a versatile team of engineers, in a hybrid work environment.

  • Lead and assist in the development of desktop applications and software APIs for use by internal engineering and creative partners
  • Partner with Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) Creative, WDI Ride, Industrial Engineering, and MST to identify requirements and use cases for attraction simulation development
  • Write proposals that include job assignments, scopes of work, validation plans and procedures
  • Manage budget and schedule for software development projects
  • Write unit tests and regression test documentation for software
  • Write detailed documentation for software, both for developers and users
  • Assist users with troubleshooting and resolving bugs in deployed software
  • Provide computer hardware and software expertise to multi-disciplinary team to influence purchasing decisions and system designs
  • Develop and review detailed mechanical and system-level simulations using various simulation software and software development environments
  • Visit under-construction and operating attractions to understand their operating principles and take measurements. Basic Qualifications
    • Five (5) or more years of experience with design, implementation, and testing of Windows desktop applications using C, C++, or C#
    • Technical project team experience developing software applications, including architecting solutions, mentoring new team members, and project management
    • Experience communicating and working directly with partners, internal customers, and users
    • Experience learning new technologies and languages, and applying them to solve engineering problems
    • Proficiency in object-oriented design principles
    • Experience writing unit tests and regression test documentation for software
    • Experience troubleshooting and assess software errors to develop and implement solutions Preferred Qualifications
      • Engineering within the entertainment industry, Ride and Show Control Systems, Programming and troubleshooting PLC hardware
      • Systems Engineering concepts and tools (SysML, IDEF0)
      • Third-party analysis software such as MathWorks: Matlab, Simulink, Stateflow, and Simscape Multibody; MathCad; SolidWorks; and ANSYS
      • Scripting languages including PowerShell and Python
      • Development using game engines such as Unity3D or Unreal
      • Web application development
      • Experience with SQL databases Required Education
        • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, or Equivalent from ABET certified curriculum.Benefits and Perks: 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 .Safety22

Keywords: Parks, Experiences and Products, Richmond , Senior Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Charles City, Virginia

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