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R&D Engineer


San Diego, CA 07-13-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
R&D Engineer, Innovation

Located in Playa Vista - Los Angeles, CA

Sony PlayStation Visual Arts Group provides world class content, development, and services to Sony Game Studios. VASG has won several awards and built a reputation within the industry as a center of excellence. We offer a full-service production studio with an emphasis in art, animation, as well as pre-visualization, character creation, motion capture, software development, face/body scanning, tracking, & solving

The Visual Arts Innovations team is passionate about creating next generation digital humans and pushing the quality bar for our developers. We've been pushing the limits of realistic humans & graphics in games for the last 15 years and are at the forefront of latest technology and highest quality in gaming

We seek research engineers in the field of Advanced Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, and Machine Learning to help develop solutions that will advance our production technology and tools related to facial performance capture and virtual production

If you're ready to be part of a world class team to work on AAA games titles like Uncharted, God of War, Spider-Man, and push next gen quality in games, please apply!

• Develop functional prototypes to advance production technology and tools for human performance capture i.e. character creation, motion capture, software development, facial tracking and solving for top tier animation as well as onset real-time.
• Will collaborate with Sony R&D, Sony Advanced Technology Group, Visual Art Engineering, and Visual Arts Character team.
• Will take prototypes from Sony R&D groups and make them into production ready tools.
• Recommend improvements to existing technology.
• Test and maintain tools to ensure strong functionality and optimization.
• Effectively communicate across multiple teams to include; R&D, Engineering, Art, Mocap, Scanning, & Animation.
• Create clear technical documentation and develop functioning prototypes that are using Visual Arts Engineering standards.
• Demonstrate high quality results using examples of real world production data.

• of 7years R&D experience in Visual Effects, Animation, and/or Game industries.
• Strength in C++ programming, Python, Object Oriented Design, Maya
• Understanding of facial (facial anatomy a plus) and human performance capture process, tools and pipelines.
• Experience in Unreal and/or other proprietary engines
• High level of problem-solving
• Strong math and algorithm design skills.
• Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
• Bachelor's degree in related field.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-roe63p-3-235-120-150-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services.