The Walt Disney Company Systems and Software Design Assurance Engineer – Ride Systems in Glendale, California

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 corps of Imagineers are responsible for the creation of Disney resorts, theme parks and attractions, hotels, water parks, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, cruise ships and new media technology projects.

Responsibilities : Read, understand and assess solutions for large scale, fail-safe motion control systems including

  • System Definition

  • System Performance Analysis

  • Control System Architecture

  • Detailed Design Specifications

  • Understand / Review Electrical Layout (e.g. single line drawing) & Mechanical Drawings (e.g. pneumatic diagram)

  • Hazard Analysis

  • Test Strategies and Test Plans

Teach and Tutor methodologies and details that support the following

  • Theory of Operation

  • Software Design Document

  • Software Test Plans and Procedures

  • Debug / Software Integration Test

Assess the effectiveness and thoroughness of the following

  • I/O Checkout

  • System Functions Testing

  • Fault Testing

  • Adjusting / Tuning

  • Acceptance Testing using Earned Value tracking

Basic Qualifications :

  • Ability to Travel

  • Comprehensive positive feedback

  • Software Development Tools (Integrated Development Environment (IDE), compilers, linkers, debuggers, etc) experience

  • Strong Analytical Skills

  • Strong Initiative / Self-Motivated

  • Strong Verbal Communications

  • Strong Technical Writing Ability

  • Strong Team Skills – both able to lead and follow

  • Proven Leader

  • Real-Time Control Experience (competent at ensuring deterministic system)

  • Fail-Safe Control Experience (competent at performing safety analysis)

  • Multitasking Software Experience

  • Equipment Control Experience (motors, drives, sensors, effectors, servo, …)

  • Troubleshooting Skills Experience

  • Proven ability to Multitask

  • Able to Handle Demanding, Stressful Assignments

  • Development and design are primarily in Glendale, CA, but installation, testing, and other support may require travel and/or relocation, up to approximately 20% of the time. Relocation for 1 year at a time is possible, to both domestic and international facilities.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Ride Control and/or Theme Park Experience

  • Detailed Knowledge of similar Industry Standards

  • Rapid Development and/or Agile Development Techniques

  • Configuration Management / Version Control Tool Usage

  • Proficiency at Unified Modeling Language (UML)

  • Experience with System Modeling Language (SysML)

  • Experience with Software Case Tools

  • Proficiency at C++ Proficiency at Visio, Excel, …, VBA

  • Proficiency at Matlab

  • Experience with Safety Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and HMIs

  • Allen Bradley ControlLogix or GuardLogix (RSLogix)

  • Siemens SIMATIC Step 7 or Total Integrated Automation (TIA Portal)

  • Control Theory

Required Education :

  • Bachelors Degree (B.S. or B.A.) from an accredited college or university

  • Some Physics Coursework (Motion Equations / Dynamics) required

Preferred Education :

  • Science (Physics, Computer Science, …), Engineering, and/or Math Double Major or Major-Minor highly preferred

  • Some Computer Science Coursework highly preferred

  • Some Engineering Coursework highly preferred

  • Control Systems Engineering and/or Control Theory a plus

  • Hands On Project(s) a plus

Job ID: 546534BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts