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Senior Systems Engineer

Company: Disney Parks,Parks, Experiences and Products
Location: Imperial Beach
Posted on: June 25, 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 Systems 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.Responsibilities : You will be a designer and developer of our attraction models built with our suite of in-house engineering tools. You will work with a versatile team of engineers, in a hybrid work environment.Develop detailed systems level and functional level physics-based simulations using different software languages and development environments.Maintain applications and drivers that communicate with control system hardware.Support efforts for the analysis and review process for new proposed engineering software tools.Develop and present optimized design options for existing and proposed attractions.Participate in design reviews of attraction modifications proposed as a result of simulation studies.Learn and apply standard engineering techniques and ensure that assigned designs follow appropriate regulatory codes.Partner with Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) Creative, WDI Ride, and Industrial Engineering for attraction simulation development to include the correct show, attraction, and guest distribution requirements.Help write proposals including job assignments, scopes of work, validation plans and procedures.Work with Industrial Engineering in verifying ride or attraction performance against predicted simulation response.Help support Design and Engineering teams in the application of dynamic analysis techniques.Influence decisions on tools and software platforms for analyses.Apply and help develop supporting software tools.Basic Qualifications : Five (5) or more years of experience in a related role in the entertainment or general engineering industriesProficiency in an object-oriented coding language C++ and C#Experience working directly with partners, internal customers, and usersExperience learning new technologies and languages, and applying them to solve engineering issuesExperience leading a technical project team, including creative solutions to technical problems, mentoring new team members, and project managementPractice using engineering software and software development environments (e.g., Visual Studio)Experience with PLC hardware, programming, and troubleshootingExperience with dynamics systems and statistical modelingProficiency in Agile software development practices, including Scrum, sprint planning, retrospectivesAn understanding of source control tools such as GitLab, GitHub, or similar version control toolsDemonstrated ability with software design, coding, debugging, and logic algorithm designExcellent physics and mathematics academic background, including differential equations and physical model derivationPreferred Qualifications: Engineering within the entertainment industry, Ride and Show Control Systems, Programming and troubleshooting PLC hardwareSystems Engineering concepts and tools (SysML, IDEF0)Third-party analysis software such as MathWorks: Matlab, Simulink, Stateflow, and Simscape Multibody; MathCad; SolidWorks; and ANSYSScripting languages including PowerShell and PythonDevelopment using game engines such as Unity3D or UnrealWeb application developmentExperience with SQL databasesRequired Education : Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, or Equivalent from ABET certified curriculum.Preferred Education : Extensive systems engineering and software design coursework.Post-graduate Engineering Degree.Additional Information : This job is located in Lake Buena Vista, FL.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

Keywords: Disney Parks,Parks, Experiences and Products, San Diego , Senior Systems Engineer, Other , Imperial Beach, California

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