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Disney | Glendale, CA
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Job Description

"We Change Lives." Walt Disney Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. Its talented corps of Imagineers is responsible for the creation - from concept initiation through installation - of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects.

Ride Control Engineers build the most advanced systems that create magical and immersive attractions around the world that are as exciting for grown adults as they are for kids. Imagine being part of a team to create its control systems. We work in a collaborative team environment to develop unique control systems for Disney's wide array of exciting rides - from an idea to creation and opening for our Guests.

What we're looking for…

A Ride Control Software Engineering Intern who will work within the Ride Engineering Studio, which designs and develops rides that provide memorable moving experiences to Guests worldwide. The Studio is comprised of Controls (Software and Hardware) and Mechanical departments that work together to accomplish that goal.

What you bring to the role…

* Ability to understand and implement basic principles of control theory
* Proficiency in software development on a Windows PC
* Aptitude for, and interest in, technical writing of attraction design documents that describe software requirements, designs, and test procedures
* Proficiency in C/C++ (experience from both coursework and formal projects a must)
* Must have minimum overall GPA score of 3.0

Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher, or must have graduated within the past 6 months from an accredited college/university, earning a degree majoring Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics, or related field

Strong background (education and work/project experience) in physics, relative to motion and dynamics, and in computer science

You will…

* Participate in software design and implementation sessions for the ride control system on one of Disney's upcoming attractions (may include creating and verifying software that will be embedded in the ride)
* Collaborate with a ride engineering team in the design, development, prototyping, testing, and simulation of the software for one or more subsystems within a new ride
* Coordinate with other disciplines, as needed, with the attraction's ride engineering team throughout various phases of the project (may include Creative, Research and Development, and Show Systems)
* Uphold ride engineering policies and procedures

About Disney

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified worldwide entertainment company. The Company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products and Interactive Media. On September 15, 2009, the Company and the Hearst Corporation (Hearst) both contributed their 50% interests in Lifetime Entertainment Services LLC (Lifetime) to A&E Television Networks, LLC (AETN) in exchange for an interest in AETN. In December 2008, the Company acquired an additional 26% interest in Jetix Europe N.V. In December 2009, the Company announced that it has completed its acquisition of Marvel Entertainment Inc., a character franchise company. In July 2010, the Company acquired Tapulous, Inc., a developer of music games for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Through a merger agreement, Tapulous became a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company reporting into Disney Interactive Media Group.