disguise sits at the heart of the most inspiring live and virtual experiences in the world, leading the market in building a software and hardware solution that designs, sequences and controls the most spectacular productions across film and TV, broadcast, live and corporate events.

We are looking for a System Integration Engineer to support the growing ecosystem of disguise products working closely with QA, software and hardware teams. This is a full-time position based in Southwark, London, with the opportunity for a hybrid working pattern (your time split between home and the office)

Our users depend on disguise's continued innovation, but most importantly they depend on disguise's reliability and performance. Our core platform consists of a windows-based server with custom OS to deliver the optimal UX and reliability to our customer base. You will work on integrating testing for disguise hardware and the systems it is built on. This includes the creation and ongoing development of our custom OS images, 3rd party drivers/firmware and undertaking performance assessments of potential upcoming hardware components.

What you will do:

  • Develop robust and sustainable systems for integration of tailored Windows Operating Systems onto bespoke hardware 
  • Design and implement systems, process and automation solutions to enable deployment and testing for our integrated hardware.
  • Maintain and improve the OS for Windows based disguise platforms using WSIM, ADK and similar tools.
  • Work closely with a team of support engineers to help solve technical hardware issues on some of the biggest shows globally

Experience we are looking for:

  • Windows imaging using ADK, WinPE and WDS
  • Networking understanding: SDN, VLANs, multicast networking, managed network switches.
  • Basic understanding of programming languages, for example: C, C#, C++, Python
  • Familiarity with standard and computer busses: PCIe, USB, Ethernet, LVDS, SPI, I2C, GPIO.
  • Powershell scripting in a Microsoft environment (or a desire to learn!)
  • Understand (to a base level) object-oriented programming concepts and functional programming concepts

Skills, behaviour and values we are looking for: 

  • Clear communication, both verbal and written
  • Excellent attention to detail, when writing and reviewing code
  • Enjoy problem solving complex issues with a curious and inquisitive mind
  • Technically competent and interested in building out a product (ie, what the product should do, what else can make the product great)
  • Collaborative, working with the team to build a product and knowledge share
  • Pragmatic in the way you approach writing code
  • Passionate to expand your knowledge 
  • Resilience to keep experimenting

About disguise

Building on our two-decade legacy in the live event space, where our workflow has powered global concert tours for artists like U2 and Beyoncé, festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury and theatre productions like Frozen and Harry Potter, we are also now leading the way in Extended Reality (xR) for remote Virtual Production.

Our award-winning xR workflow has enabled over 300 productions in the past 12 months, for music artists such as Katy Perry and Billie Eilish, broadcast TV channels like ITV and Eurosport, enterprise businesses like SAP and Siemens, educational institutions like the University of Michigan and notable VFX studios like Framestore and DNEG.

We partner closely with Epic Games, NVIDIA, Netflix and many more to further develop and democratize our virtual production solution and enable teams anywhere to create their best story with the most innovative tools.

With offices in London, LA, Auckland, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo, we are a fast-growing company that hires bright, creative, talented individuals across the world to push the boundaries of visual experiences and build lasting relationships with our community.

We were delighted to be recognized as one of the Financial Times’ top 1000 fastest growing businesses for 2021. Watch  our showreel to see just some of the incredible work of how disguise products are used

Our values

  • Honest. Transparency and integrity are core to how we approach each other and our work at disguise. Our culture relies on clear, courageous conversations and proactively sharing feedback with the intent to help each other and the business to grow.
  • Evolutionary. We are always seeking to be even better. We push the limits of what is possible so both our technology and our disguisers stay ahead of the game.
  • Fearless. Innovation and a pioneering attitude are key to our success. Disguisers are empowered to experiment, work autonomously and grow from their experiences.
  • Resilient. Disguisers are determined to succeed and will not give up when things get tough. We are committed to doing what is right, rather than what is easy, and will adapt to finding the best path forward.
  • Belong.  We are committed to being the difference. Every disguiser has a role to play in creating an inclusive environment where people belong and can do their best work every day.

Our benefits

We want to make sure we attract and retain the best talent out there. For permanent disguisers globally, some of our benefits and perks include:

  • LTIP scheme -  disguise is aiming for $1bn 'unicorn' valuation in 2025, which would mean a payout to ALL employees (representing between 3 month and 2 years worth of salary)
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off - with minimum time you must take set at 20% above statutory
  • Gig Allowance - £400 or local equivalent to spend on tickets every year, to immerse yourself in our industries
  • Flexible hours - some people start work at 10am, and others begin at 7am and finish earlier. Create a pattern that works for your team and for you
  • Hybrid working between home and our offices (dependent on role and location)
  • Long Service Awards (3, 5, 10+ years)
  • Belonging policies -  including (but not limited to) support for Parental, Fertility, Miscarriage, Menopause and Transitioning
  • Mental health and wellbeing support - subscription to the Calm app, weekly desk-yoga, mental health first-aid buddies, Employee Assistance Programmes
  • Training, coaching & mentoring

Health and pension benefits vary based on local requirements.

Don’t disguise your differences.

Innovation comes from everyone. We strive to create a workplace that reflects our diverse audience. We celebrate our people for their full authentic selves, and embrace uniqueness. Inclusion and Equity matter at disguise. We create together and we create everywhere

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