Software Engineer – Disney Research Pittsburgh

The Disney Research software engineering group supports the individual research groups in all aspects of software development, from implementing and optimizing specific algorithms and helping in designing larger software frameworks, to providing and maintaining fundamental software libraries used by multiple research groups.  We also play a key role in technology transfers, by helping getting research results out to the various business units of The Walt Disney Company and converting research code intro production code that is customized and maintained according to the business units’ specific needs.

Typical responsibilities of a Software Engineer include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Support both research and technology transfers
  • Develop robust, modern multithreaded code that runs on different architectures and platforms
  • Work independently and in highly diverse and multidisciplinary project teams, and with external partners
  • Practice strong verbal and written communication skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Excellent software engineering skills
  • Common software development tools, environments, compilers, version control, build systems
  • Expert C++
  • Strong mathematical skills (linear algebra, numerical methods, ODEs)
  • User interface design (Qt or similar)

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Scientific Computing with MATLAB, Octave or similar
  • 3D computer graphics
  • GPU programming
  • Machine learning
  • Embedded and real-time systems

To apply, please email Please use DRP-SE 2017 in your subject line.

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