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Oceaneering Experience Development Designer/Animator in Orlando, Florida

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Job ID14861 LocationOrlando, Florida

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Oceaneering Entertainment Systems (OES) is an award-winning ride systems designer/integrator that contributes to the cutting-edge development of theme park technologies and other custom solutions. Comprised of some of the best talent in the industry, OES is a group of engineers,installers, planners, project managers, and visionaries who work together to bring a logical approach to its Customers’ creative challenges. The success of OES comes from our ability to interpret the visions of some of the most talented Creative Designers in the themed attractions industry, and utilize its compelling engineering expertise in order to help them create compelling shows and powerful experiences.

Position Summary

The Experience Development Designer/Animator supports the development and integration of storytelling and motion based systems through the creation of pre-visualization animations and control system programming. The individual will work with the Guest Experience team in supporting the efforts directly with the Customer to ensure that our ride vehicle technologies support and integrate into attractions and deliver the creative storyline.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with high level ride planning by helping visualize the Customer’s creative concepts and needs through OEM and custom programming tools

  • Develop in-house software to be used to bring the pre-visualized project into production

  • Provide system visualization to assist production and troubleshooting

  • Use specialized developmental software and visualization tools to assist Customers in communicating their vision for the attraction

  • Support the Engineering and Testing teams utilizing specialized tools to program and test motion based ride systems

  • Support Installation teams on final show programming of ride vehicles to synchronize with attraction show and effects

  • Support Engineering, Testing, and Installation teams by developing specialized software tools, scripting, etc. to assist in efficiently executing project work

  • In-field installation and testing support of ride systems and equipment during final installation and commissioning through specialized visualization and programming tools


Education and Experience:

  • Requires a BS degree in computer animation, interactive media, computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or related technical field

  • Advanced degree preferred

  • Experience in creative design, testing, programming, or virtual simulation environment, in support of applicable industries.

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret the creative intent into real-life movements and motions of ride vehicles.

  • Excellent communications and organizational skills.

  • Familiarity with ISO 9000 design requirements.

  • Must have basic to advanced knowledge of some of the following computer programs: Python, SolidWorks, Matlab, 3dsMax, Maya, Acad

  • Ability to quickly learn new software applications and apply them to problem solving of visualization and programming of mechanical and control systems

  • Basic to advanced understanding of mechanical, control systems, robotic control and theory, animation and visualization techniques

Additional Information

Business Development Support:

  • Route and Motion Profile Development for Vehicle Demos

  • Utilize Show Programming Tools to Support Feasibility Studies and Component Selection

Project Support:

  • Update Show Programming Vehicle Models Per Project

  • Utilize Show Programming Tools to Develop Ride Timing Studies and Visualizations

  • Support FAT Through Route and Motion Profile Development and System Feedback Analysis

  • Conduct Facility Studies Based on Excursion Envelope

  • Site File Setup with Station Parking Position Analysis, Grid Layout, Object Definition, etc.

  • Site Show Programming With Customer

Product Development Support:

  • Support Development of Show Programming Software Features

  • Work on Joystick Input to Motion Programming Software

  • Work on Show Programming Software Manuals

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors.