Full Time Job

Software Engineer


Emeryville, CA 04-02-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Software Engineer (FX)

• Work with artists and technical leadership to propose, plan, implement, and deploy new features
• Maintain and improve the software individually and collaboratively with a team of peer engineers
• Work directly with effects artists to support their use of Pixar's proprietary filmmaking software, including identifying, debugging, and resolving high-priority issues affecting them
• Work comfortably within a complex, multi-layered technology pipeline

• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
• Strong C++ skills with at least 3 years of professional experience
• Expertise in 3D math and computer graphics
• Solid understanding of practical software performance concerns
• Excellent debugging and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail
• Appreciation for the importance of long-term code health, peer review, automated testing, and documentation
• Ability to balance rapid delivery of critical solutions with long-term product quality

• Knowledge of 3D content applications and their APIs (especially Houdini and the HDK)
• Familiarity with animation and VFX production workflows
• Experience developing in a UNIX / Linux environment
• Experience working closely with both technical and non-technical clients
• Detail oriented and organized with excellent communication skills
• Ability to build positive and effective working relationships with diverse groups of colleagues and coworkers