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INTERACTION DESIGNERS AND UI DEVELOPERS


Want to help world-class visual storytellers touch the hearts of audiences worldwide?

Walt Disney Animation Studios is growing our interaction design team, and looking for proven talent along a continuum from UX research through UI development. We seek curious, playful problem-solvers who can work together to: 

Design: Habitually distill complex problems down to essentials. Know when to rough things out, and when to refine. Balance competing constraints to meet varied needs. Draw from experience with a range of interactive media: desktop, web, mobile, embedded and virtual/mixed-reality.

Develop: Collaboratively architect, code, and deliver sophisticated software systems that facilitate complex multi-user workflows. Author intuitive user interfaces underpinned by robust, sustainable logic and data structures. Actively contribute to ongoing refinement of our studio's software development practices.

Research: Explore the everyday working worlds of our artists, and return with insights for tuning their tools. Coax unspoken practices and perspectives into words and pictures that orient software development efforts.

Tinker: Create UX prototypes in any medium necessary to investigate a concept: software or hardware, paper or video.

Educate: Raise awareness, skill and expectations regarding effective interface/interaction design within our studio context. 


Qualifications:
 

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
  • Generalist inclinations (curious, interdisciplinary and versatile), with team-building tendencies
  • Solid communication and presentation skills 

   For designers who develop:

  • Degree in UI/UX/interaction design, game design, multimedia journalism or related field
  • 5+ years of professional experience substantially related to software development
  • Expertise with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and AJAX frameworks (e.g. jQuery, Dojo) preferred

   For developers who design:

  • Degree in computer science, computer engineering, or related field
  • 5+ years of C++ programming in a professional environment 
  • Additional expertise: Computer graphics (Maya, Houdini, OpenGL), Qt, Python, Linux



Interested?  

Please apply below to create/update your profile. Please include a résumé with any project samples or portfolio you are able to share. Openings are for positions with Disney Feature Animation, in Burbank, California.