Full Time Job

Vice President, Software Research & Development


Emeryville, CA 3 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description

• Maintain and continue to evolve a coherent and forward-looking technology strategy and roadmap
• Collaborate and work closely with studio partners (e.g. VFX Supervisors) in production and technology to identify emerging production challenges and implement effective, innovative solutions
• Lead and represent the engineering and project management teams
• Collaborate with Production to facilitate rotation of Production personnel into Tools and Tools personnel into Production
• Build and cultivate relationships with researchers and colleagues at Pixar, Disney Research, and the other studios within The Walt Disney Company
• Maintain a relationship with major 3rd party vendors (e.g. Autodesk, SideFX, Foundry)
• Participate in external events; in particular, SIGGRAPH
• Build and sustain a healthy, positive, and inclusive working environment that facilitates the efficient and creative development of world-class technology

• 10+ years experience managing and leading a software development/product team or similar leadership experience
• MS or equivalent experience is desirable
• A good track record of demonstrating strong leadership and communication skills
• Strong project management skills required
• Entertainment industry and/or computer graphics experience required
• You have the ability to learn and converse fluently in technical discussions
• You closely follow industry trends and new technologies