Big Data Engineer Intern - Orlando, Fall 2019

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
  • Apr 07, 2019
Internship AWS Business Intelligence (BI) Computer Science Hive Linux MySQL NoSQL Scala Spark SQL

Job Description

At Disney, we are storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Disney Parks Experiences & Products (DPEP) Technology team combines custom technology solutions with creativity to produce robust applications that enhance all aspects of the guest experience. From one of the most sophisticated hotel reservation systems in the world to Disney Cruise Line shipboard systems, Disney Vacation Club member services, FastPass ticketing, PhotoPass, and even inventory applications to ensure we have the right number of cast costumes. DPEPTechnology seeks forward-thinking team members who are passionate about delivering a quality product and enjoy working closely with business partners on both strategic and tactical challenges


With the DPEP Technology group, this intern will be expected to play a critical role for web and services in the WDPRT organization. This position supports the Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disney Cruise suite of web applications. The individual for this position should have a passion for analysis, design, implementation, and testing of operations based work.

Within the DPEP Technology group, the Big Data Engineer intern will be expected to participate on an Information Advantage Delivery Studio team. The ideal candidate should have hands on familiarity with cloud based tool sets such as HDFS/Hive, Spark/Scala, NiFi, data analysis and analytics design pattern experience and be effective at developing solutions as part of project team. This intern will be participating in thread projects moving data to the cloud.

Be a part of a transformative team and culture participating on team projects while learning and experiencing new technologies.

Basic Qualifications:

What you bring…

  • Strong understanding of Computer Science fundamentals
  • Strong understanding of Data Lake, Big Data, Hadoop concepts.
  • Strong understanding of Data Security concepts.
  • Developer skills in Java and Python.
  • Familiarity with AWS, HDFS/Hive, Spark/Scala, NiFi and/or similar technologies
  • Familiarity with machine learning libraries like Spark MLLib, AWS Machine Learning, Mahout, JSAT or similar
  • SQL experience/knowledge
  • Solid grounding in data science and information management disciplines
  • Understanding of Linux operating system and networking fundamentals.
  • Problem solving and analysis skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communication and time management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • NiFi experience/knowledge
  • Scala experience/knowledge
  • Database experience such as MySQL, NoSQL, etc...
  • Power BI experience/knowledge
  • Google Query experience/knowledge
  • Hive experience/knowledge

Required Education:

Junior, Senior, Graduate Level student or recent graduate (within 6 months of graduating) pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems or related field.

Additional Information:

Internship Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must provide full work availability
  • Must provide own transportation to/from work
  • Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)

Program Length: The approximate dates of this internship are Mid-August 2019 Mid-December 2019. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

Housing: A limited amount of company sponsored housing is available on first-come, first-serve basis. If company sponsored housing is not available, interns must be able to provide their own housing for the duration of the internship.

Recommendation – Print or Save This Role Description: Strong candidates may be invited to complete a phone interview. We strongly encourage applicants to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for a phone interview.

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