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Lead Software Developer - Core Infrastructure

Mikros Animation

Paris, France 11-18-2021
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  • Full Time
Job Description
Mikros Animation is a global CGI animation studio, part of Technicolor Creative Studios, located in Paris, Montreal, Los Angeles and Bangalore, dedicated
to feature films and episodic content. Since its inception, Mikros Animation has always put creativity and CG artistry at the heart of its animation and
production activities, allowing our artists to work across a great variety of stories with a high level of stylized craft. So far, Mikros Animation has contributed
to ten released feature animations and to numerous high-quality animated series, for the world's best-known animation studios, either as creative studio,
line producer or executive producer. Mikros Animation has also produced more than 250 hours of programming, broadcast by notable channels including
Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, TF1, France TV, Gulli, M6, Gloob, and Super RTL. Our animated episodic content airs and streams globally, in over 180
At Mikros Animation, we believe great animation is about making real connections with real people. By partnering with filmmakers to unite their creative
visions, with our industry-leading craftsmanship and artistry, we create characters that connect with audiences on an authentic and emotional level to bring
powerful stories to life.

As a Lead Software Developer in the Paris Core Engineering team, your role is to maintain the current technology stack used by developer from Mikros
Animation, MPC Episodic and Mikros MPC, that was developed before Technicolor Creative Studios (TCS) initiative. You will plan with the TCS Global
Head of Core Engineering how to schedule integration of this stack with the TCS Core Platform. In addition, you will lead the team to take his part in
furthering the development of the Core Platform to meet the needs of our users and the wider business.
You will draw on your skills and experience to both extract and modernise the Core Platform for use by other Technicolor companies, and to maintain
ongoing use by Mikros Animation, MPC Episodic and Mikros MPC teams. You will focus on developing the primary infrastructure for the platform,
specifically the micro-services platform and associated monitoring.
The Core Platform has a broad scope and diverse user group. While there is some expectation of the role to work across multiple aspects of the platform
(building features, fixing bugs, general enhancements), some developers do specialise and focus on specific subject areas. This may happen
immediately, or after some time having gained familiarity with many areas of the platform.

In this role, your responsibilities will include:
• Work with your colleagues to extend capabilities, fix bugs, and improve performance from start to finish.
• Define and develop services that form part of the 'batteries included' offering of the micro-services platform.
• Advocate for professional standards of development.
• Review events that impact availability and performance to guide future improvements.
• Troubleshoot problems across different levels of the stack, and in production environments.
• Take responsibility for code quality, always leaving projects in better state than before you started work.
• Contribute to maintaining an authoritative source of documentation.
• Coordinate with leadership to define and prioritise projects
• Support the introduction of new technologies where and when appropriate.
• Evangelise use of the Core Platform within MPC and other TCS units.
• Take initiative to improve the developer experience in small or large ways.
• Mentor and pair with others in the team to encourage the professional and technical growth of others.
• Take part in the hiring process by screening applicants, participating in interviews or posing interview questions as required.
• Own your personal development plan and identify training opportunities for others in the team.
• Provide some level of operational support for the platform as required.
• Work with the product owner and stakeholders to establish requirements and report progress.


To succeed in the role, the following experience and competencies are required;
• French and English professional fluency
• Knowledge of the various components used to develop micro-service frameworks (such as uWSGI, NGINX, RabbitMQ and Flask).
• Production-level experience using Python for service backends or development infrastructure.
• An understanding of concurrency as it applied to CPython, and writing code that scales gracefully.
• Experience administering and gaining insight from monitoring tools (such as Prometheus, Alert Manager, Grafana and Graylog).
• A working understanding of HTTP and JSON.
• Minimum Master's degree qualification
• Familiarity with source control, in particular Git, and associated best practices.
• Comfortable working in a primarily Linux based development and runtime environment.
• Solid knowledge of testing principles, in particular TDD and/or BDD.
• Proven problem-solving skills around technical, product and business requests.
• Be able to consider a technical solution from different perspectives, including algorithms, complexity, correctness, maintainability.
• Collaborative and team-oriented approach to product development, working with teams across locations, timezones and cultures.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Be self-motivated and demonstrate strong organisational skills.

Previous experience in the VFX industry is not required to be successful in this role.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rb1kek-3-81-89-248-42 in your application.