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Software Engineer, Tools Usd


Emeryville, CA 05-25-2022
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Job Description
Software Engineer, Tools USD (Core)
Our Software R&D department (Tools) is responsible for developing Pixar's in-house and open source software. We work very closely with both artists and engineers to build innovative filmmaking tools that enable our film production and continuously extend artistic reach.

• Contribute to Universal Scene Description (USD), an open-source software framework for asset interchange and collaborative editing that forms the backbone of Pixar's filmmaking pipeline, and is used widely across various industries
• Further integrate USD into Pixar's custom toolset of 3D content creation applications, and help evolve its growing feature set while improving performance and scalability
• Take ownership of challenging problems that arise from evolving the architecture of software that is heavily exercised in an active production environment
• Collaborate with artists and other engineers to provide innovative technical solutions that extend our artistic and engineering reach
• Join forces with external partners as USD continues to redefine pipelines across industries, bringing new contributors and collaborators to the table

• Start with a strong understanding of C++ that you continually expand upon
• Be ready to navigate a large code base with many active contributors
• Solve problems creatively, with attention to detail, and a desire to discover and address root causes
• Take pride and passion in building software architecture that minimizes complexity, scales well, and remains malleable to an ever evolving filmmaking pipeline
• Hold yourself to a high bar when it comes to engineering methodologies, like writing maintainable code, providing good documentation and embracing automated testing
• Build software holistically: From planning and proposal to implementation, testing, optimization and deployment
• Have the ability to listen well, and communicate clearly
• Thrive in a collaborative and diverse environment where you exchange knowledge with accomplished technicians and draw inspiration from world-class artists

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gp0p80-3-238-98-39-42 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-renoinswned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation.