Co-Op, Software Engineer

Sony Pictures Imageworks

Vancouver, BC 01-11-2022
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  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Sony Pictures Imageworks is located on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. We are committed to respecting traditional lands, and working with communities towards reconciliation.

Sony Pictures Imageworks is an Academy Award®-winning visual effects and animation studio known for photoreal live-action visual effects, dynamic creature and character animation and full-CG features. Having created visually stunning images for more than 100 live-action and animated productions over its 28-year history the studio is also a leader in technology, developing software and tools that have helped solve industry-wide challenges and deliver spectacular visuals to the big screen.

The Sony Pictures Imageworks Technology Group comprises the Systems Engineering and Software Development teams dedicated to developing and supporting the computing, software and production management technology platform for the studio.

Sony Pictures Imageworks is looking for Technology Co-op students to join our Vancouver, Canada Software Development teams for a duration of 8 months.

Responsibilities of Software Engineer Co-ops
• Learning to utilize in house proprietary and 3rd Party software
• Development projects to help enhance user experience
• Provide customer service and technical assistance of systems to users
• This position requires collaboration with other teammates, team / project leads, architects, departments, managers and artists to develop and implement innovative tools and systems

Requirements of Software Engineer Co-ops
• Currently enrolled in your final year and a part of an official Co-op program via a University or College
• A successful candidate must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills with a technical background in computer science and software engineering
• Versatility, resourcefulness, and adaptability are key characteristics to possess for this job
• Familiarity with CG and VFX industry is preferred, but not required

Duration: 8 months

Primary responsibilities include:
• Learn proprietary and third party web tools, linux desktop applications and/or backend systems
• Participate in the development efforts of existing open source projects
• Collaborate with teammates to develop new tools or overhaul legacy tools to modernize production workflows
• Directly interact with end users to provide customer support
• Participate in team daily stand ups

Required Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science / Software Engineering or pursuing a Masters in the same fields
• Must have previously completed an 8 month co-op in Software Development or Quality Assurance (QA)
• Software development experience using Python

Nice to have:
• Coding experience with Java and Javascript
• Knowledge of Django framework
• Knowledge of UNIX / Linux
• Familiarity with Perl

We value unique perspectives, and want diverse, unique talent to work with us. We encourage candidates from all identities to apply.
*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gwewwj-18-232-179-5-42 in your application.