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The Walt Disney Company Senior Software Engineer in Anaheim, California

As a Sr. Software Engineer you will have the opportunity to work on the Ride Control aspect of Registered Attractions for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. You will be hands on, designing, developing, editing, troubleshooting PLC software code as well as some hardware troubleshooting of PLC modules. This is a highly dynamic work environment with rapidly changing priorities where you will be providing technical direction; delivering troubleshooting resolution; analyzing control system/software hazards; and leading technical projects. In this senior capacity, you are expected to be able to act autonomously for day-to-day activities with limited/general oversight and recommend changes to established procedures. The ideal candidate is passionate about technology, service provider work environments, machine learning, and safety.

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in an engineering or science discipline (Electronic Engineering or Computer Science preferred.

  • California Professional Registration

  • Knowledge gained by experience in the following:

  • Controls circuit design and/or troubleshooting

  • PDL - program design language

  • ICL - imagineer's control language

  • Theory of operations

  • Audio/Visual systems

  • Systems reliability

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking (switches, routers, IP ports, firewalls) wired and/or wireless protocols

  • Knowledge of safety rated PLC’s and their uses/applications.

  • Controls Systems experience with 5+ years in the amusement park industry or industrial/manufacturing environment.

  • Control System Software focused troubleshooting experience and/or knowledge of PLC’s

  • Electrical motor controls including variable frequency drives and soft starts

  • Operational and troubleshooting knowledge of a variety of industrial automation hardware including sensors, relays, encoders, etc…

  • Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory certifications such as UL, TUV, ETL, etc...

  • Object oriented programming, i.e., C/C++ Ability read drawings and interconnect diagrams for control systems

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Responsible for planning, scheduling, conducting and coordinating the technical and management aspects of Sustaining Engineering projects or tasks.

  • Perform risk/hazard analysis of ride control software; discuss in peer reviews; and inform management of final decisions/resolutions.

  • Select systems and equipment that will satisfy design parameters; and ensure that all ride control changes adhere to local standards as well as compliance with applicable codes such as ASTM, NFPA, OSHA, etc…

  • Take part in priority discussions with our working Partners. This includes Engineering Services Teams; Design and Engineering project Teams; and WDI

  • Track project status and Attraction downtime trends. Propose engineering efforts to improve downward trends.

  • Stay apprised of the latest developments in ride control system technology, equipment and materials so that designs can be cost-effective, energy-efficient and reliable systems.

  • Ability to work during off-hours/3rd shift hours as needed to support projects/attractions

Required Education :

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in an engineering or science discipline (Electronic Engineering or Computer Science preferred.

Preferred Education :

  • Controls Systems experience with 5+ years in the amusement park industry or industrial/manufacturing environment.

  • Control System Software focused troubleshooting experience and/or knowledge of PLC’s

  • Electrical motor controls including variable frequency drives and soft starts

  • Operational and troubleshooting knowledge of a variety of industrial automation hardware including sensors, relays, encoders, etc…

  • Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory certifications such as UL, TUV, ETL, etc...

  • Object oriented programming, i.e., C/C++ Ability read drawings and interconnect diagrams for control systems

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Company Overview :

English

Job ID: 737305BR

Location: Anaheim,California

Job Posting Company: Parks, Experiences and Products

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