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Orlando, Florida - USD Full Time Posted: Monday, 15 April 2019
Universal Creative is the planning and development division of Universal Parks and Resorts, which is one of the many businesses within NBCUniversal. We are ideally situated in Orlando, Florida, which has become widely known as the theme park and resort capital of the world. We are responsible for the design, development, and delivery of all resort and theme park concepts for all of Universal vacation destinations worldwide - Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Singapore, as well as a new destination coming in Beijing, China. Join us if you want to collaborate, innovate, develop, and deliver the most compelling entertainment experiences imaginable that drive growth for the Universal brand around the world.
What sets Universal Creative apart?

We rarely wear suits. We think pop culture is fascinating and newsworthy. We are aware that possibilities are not limited by today's realities. We know that everyone has good ideas (and the occasional bad one as well). We know that the world is large and varied, and that we touch all of it. We know that most high school guidance counselors don't know our jobs exist. We know that if this were easy, everyone would be doing it. We know that there is an eclectic assortment of talented people from various professional backgrounds at the heart of Universal Creative. In addition, we embrace the power of cultural diversity and inclusion and continuously strive to maintain a team that is a reflection of our global audience. We are a diverse group, but united by a common goal: to dream and deliver the best possible out-of-home entertainment for people from every walk of life. In order to make that happen, Universal Creative relies on collaboration, hard work, synchronicity, a bit of luck, and a bunch of talented, experienced people who do not let ego and turf stand in the way of brilliance. We depend on a team of people who understand the task, the business implications, and refuse to be defeated by the challenge to fuse fantasy with physics. Universal Creative embraces 'The Universal Way' by not just meeting guest expectations, but exceeding them, every time.

JOB SUMMARY: As a Software Manger at Universal Creative you will be expected to help develop world class, never-been-done-before experiences using many different advanced technologies. You will have the opportunity to combine location based entertainment with the latest software technologies creating a new level of interactive experiences that can only be achieved at Universal Studios Theme Parks.

  • Manage software development teams (external and internal teams).
  • Developing software specifications that will be bid to 3rd party development teams.
  • Manage contracts released to vendors. Participate in the entire contracting process from initiation to close-out.
  • Work with Senior management to set project goals.
  • Work through the software development process from conception to final release. (Software commissioning may require field work as some of the experiences may be permanently deployed within Universal Studios).
  • Create mockups and proof-of-Concepts.
  • Work closely with Creative development teams on creating the concept of the overall experience and ensuring delivery meets all creative requirements.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest in technology and industry trends and introduce new technology concepts to Universal.
SCOPE: Responsible for the creation of a software system that is in daily use across the resort critical to Guest Satisfaction (GSAT) efforts that is linked to multiple venues throughout the property.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree required, Computer Science and/or data analytics majors. Advanced degrees preferred.
  • 10+ years of software development
  • 3 to 5 years of experience with Virtual Reality and/or Augmented Reality experiences
  • Familiar with Agile development process
  • Familiar with game development engines such as Unity and Unreal
  • Working knowledge of C++, C#, and/or Java
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to think outside-the-box
  • Self-Motivated and willing to take on new challenges
  • Experience with augmented reality software such as Vuforia
  • 3+ years of managing the development of software systems with internal or external teams
  • Able to be flexible working on both long term and short term projects
  • 3+ years of experience in the amusement industry
Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package. Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Parks & Resorts via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Parks & Resorts HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Parks & Resorts. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Parks & Resorts as a result of the referral or through other means.

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Orlando, Florida, United States of America
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando Resort
4/15/2019 4:01:45 PM

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