Full Time Job

Director Of Engineering, Renderman


Emeryville, CA 11-04-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
• Implement and promote engineering standard methodologies
• Collaborate with Product Management on strategic roadmap planning and roadmap execution
• Lead the definition of requirements, priorities and planning of engineering projects.
• Establish and manage processes for efficient team execution
• Recruit, mentor and maintain ​​a high-performing, cohesive team
• Manage communication to customers, executives, peer teams, product management, and the studio
• Collaborate with Managers and Directors across the Studio
• Manage team budget
• Build a diverse, inclusive, fair, collaborative, and dynamic team environment.
• Represent Pixar and RenderMan at industry events

• BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
• Demonstrated experience managing or leading development teams through full product delivery cycles
• 10+ years of industry experience (as engineer and manager)
• Strong working knowledge of modern software development methodologies and software design patterns and experience leading significant software projects/products
• Demonstrated success building significant applications
• Expertise in one or more programming languages like C++, Python, GPU programming with CUDA, OpenCL or other equivalent language
• Experience building stable and scalable software systems
• Practical knowledge with production technologies such as Digital Content Creation Tools like Maya, Houdini, Katana, Game Engines like Unity/ Unreal or similar
• Excellent English / written and verbal communication skills
• Experience working in a global environment and managing global teams

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in rendering or realtime systems, digital content creation space (e.g., working in a 3D pipeline or software development).
• Experience in managing multi-sided businesses, creating a strategy that balances and optimizes different partners' incentives.
• Experience with successful execution and bias towards action, even in areas of uncertainty, with multi-functional teams across multiple locations and time zones, to get things done.
• Experience in film or game production pipelines

Pixar's objective is to combine proprietary technology and world-class creative talent to develop computer-animated feature films with memorable characters and heartwarming stories that appeal to audiences of all ages.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0m65e-52-205-167-104-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation.