Full Time Job

Project Manager, Studio Tools


Emeryville, CA 11-10-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
• Project manage the development and implementation process used to deliver software throughout the studio, including software design, software engineering and technology infrastructure activities for new 3D animation software development, including:
• Create and update multiple complex project plans that span 12+ months in duration and schedules to track progress and keep projects moving forward on schedule
• Clearly communicate project status and goals
• Work with the Engineering Leads to negotiate decisions about the addition/deletion of projects and project tradeoffs to meet goals and help drive resolution of high-priority issues raised by production
• Project manage the software release schedules/efforts of multiple development teams on mission critical projects with accelerated time schedules
• Facilitate interdepartmental and inter-lead communication across the various Tools Teams and Production Teams
• Work with the Sr Mgr, Tools, team leads and production to define and specify feature requests
• Build and maintain collaborative working relationships with engineers, artists and technical directors to provide world-class software development and support for Pixar's film production
• Plan and facilitate team events, meetings, and outings to support positive morale across the department
• Work with the VP, Sr Mgr, Tools and the Leads to facilitate career growth and training for your teams
• Partner with team leads on performance management and administer regular feedback to the engineers
• Mentor and develop the Project Coordinator and/or Project Manager I

• Minimum of 8-10+ years in the software industry and/or film production, preferably with experience managing commercial software development projects and process
• A strong understanding of the different aspects of software development: planning, specification, development, QA, documentation, and maintenance
• Ability to work autonomously and with project stakeholders
• Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to prioritize work in a dynamic environment
• Experience working with technical and non-technical software users
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong problem solving skills with high attention to detail and quality
• Excellent tracking and follow-through ability

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-r0mq08-52-205-167-104-42 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.