Over the years, our films and stories continue to grow in complexity as our artists push the boundaries of filmmaking and technology. To support this growth, the technology teams at Walt Disney Animation Studios strive to build scalable systems that underpin the data, data movement and computation behind every pixel of our films. As part of this vision, we have taken advantage of off-site resources for rendering and are developing new technologies in-house to improve data management and tracking at scale on top of industry-standard technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker, etc.
When rendering off-site, a lot of data is transferred to and from our data centers to fulfill I/O requirements of our render jobs. Given network latency, this data transfer has high overhead and causes noticeable performance issues. As we explore different storage technologies and methods to divide read and write patterns of our data, we are looking for an intern to experiment with heuristic-driven targeted replication of immutable data to different storage backends, tiers and data centers driven by performance needs of applications, current submitted workload, and system load to increase the availability of our data.
The internship consists of multiple parts:
Sophomore, Junior or Senior Level undergraduate student or recent graduate (within 6 months of graduation) pursuing a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or related field.
The approximate dates of this internship are May/June 2020 - August/September 2020. Interns must be available to work full-time for the duration of the internship.
Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Located in Burbank, WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2013's Academy Award®-winning Frozen, the biggest animated film of all time. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Big Hero 6 and Zootopia.
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