Full Time Job

Studio Support Engineer, Renderman


Emeryville, CA 10-25-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

• Investigating, triaging, and resolving RenderMan issues reported by Pixar's artistic or technical teams
• Investigating, describing, and estimating work for feature requests from movies in production
• Communicating with production and technical teams within the studio about their needs, and answering questions about how RenderMan works
• Implementing and testing fixes and new features in RenderMan for studio use, and collaborating with other engineers to improve the product
• Organizing and releasing new internal builds of RenderMan
• Providing periodic presentations on new or changed RenderMan features
• Training users in system operation and application use
• Producing documentation for use either in training sessions or for standalone use

• Experience writing software in high-level programming languages like C++ or Python
• An understanding of physically-based rendering and experience working with renderers
• Extensive analytic, debugging, and problem-solving skills
• Experience working in a Linux environment
• Bachelor's Degree in computer science or equivalent experience

• Attention to detail, curiosity, and a desire to learn
• A customer-centric mentality and a collaborative approach to solving problems
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multitask
• Ability to work well independently and prioritize tasks for the greatest impact
• Ability to communicate highly technical information to a variety of people, in both verbal and written forms
• Experience working with shading languages (such as OSL) is a plus
• Experience with popular modeling and animation packages such as Blender, Maya, Houdini, or Katana is a plus
• Experience working in an animation or VFX studio is a plus