Disney is Looking for a Blockchain Intern

Blockchain enthusiasm continues to grow from the likes of large companies and banks. However, not all of the interested parties are financial institutions and some are integrating the technology for other means. Now, Disney is on the hunt to hire a software intern that understands distributed ledger protocols

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Disney Wants a Blockchain Intern

The company says the new internship will be a unique opportunity and the person will assist the private Disney blockchain team with research and development. The job offering reads:

The Disney Private Blockchain team assists business segment users and developers research and develop software mechanisms to protect privacy in distributed ledger participation. DTSS Engineering Services (Keystone and DPBC) applications and services. We provide the support, consulting, and solutions to meet the tactical needs of our customer’s business.

InternThe current job for Disney is an intern position for someone located in Seattle, Washington who will help with software applications and the business segment of operations. A Software Developer or Electrical Engineer is needed to focus on security and auditing material with existing Disney developing architects. The summer internship will be about designing and implementing blockchain framework on top of “Access Control.”

“Audit and Compliance is related to Access Control,” Disney explains. “Access control basically amounts to tracking who has access to what objects. Accesses can be granted and revoked.”

Applicants applying for the position will work within sectors encompassing Disney Corporate, ABC, ESPN, Disney Interactive, and Walt Disney Productions. The internship is for Disney Private Blockchain within the DTSS (Disney Technology Solutions and Services business unit) and will require team collaboration as well as independent assignments.

Prerequisites for the position include web proficiency, knowledge of Linux/Unix, Basic understanding of Databases and SQL, and a bachelors in Computer Science or, at least, working on one. Disney says the company is a team of storytellers working with multi-faceted interactive media and wants a very outgoing person willing to have fun with these technologies.

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‘Forward-Thinkers’

Disney explains through the posting that the company is a group of “forward-thinkers” and aims to “constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value.” The corporate division believes this is an excellent opportunity for those looking to gain valuable experience from a team that provides “unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.”

The number of concepts blockchain innovations could add to the Disney program is virtually limitless. The business could start its own token currency used at theme parks, the protocol could monitor company data, or a reward system could be created. Anything could happen with this new emerging market that is opening up employment opportunities for those interested in working with Disney. The internship may not pay, but it seems probable that working with a Disney blockchain development team could be valuable to someone’s resume in the future.

Would you be interested in working for Disney and helping its blockchain team? Let us know in the comments below!


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