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Automation Software Engineer

Scanline VFX

Vancouver, BC 09-08-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Scanline VFX is an award-winning leader in the visual effects industry with 7 studios worldwide. Founded in 1989, we are now a diverse team of over 1,200 from all over the world. We believe in the power of storytelling and are committed to helping filmmakers realize their artistic vision. Eyeline Studios, our virtual production division, is rethinking the future of real-time filmmaking by providing creators unmatched flexibility. Netflix's investment in both Scanline VFX and Eyeline Studios empowers us to continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in digital content creation.

An an Automation Software Engineer, you will provide the team with a road map for how software systems can be used to orchestrate events within a VFX pipeline. You will leverage your extensive knowledge of distributed systems, task schedulers, and render queues to build sophisticated automation workflows. The ideal candidate is equally comfortable spinning up services in docker containers and writing integration code in DCC applications, and has acquired a keen sense for where to use open source and off-the-shelf tools and where to augment with bespoke development.

• Architect, design, build and solve complex, systematic problems in the domain of automation workflows
• Gather requirements across large collaboration efforts that span multiple departments and/or disciplines
• Write technical briefs and user documentation
• Partner with software development leadership and pipeline team to identify and schedule tasks

• Expert in Python development skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Experience designing complex and reusable automation workflows spanning multiple processes and DCC's
• Familiarity with render queues such as AWS Thinkbox Deadline
• Familiarity with Pub/Sub & RPC messaging patterns
• Hands on experience with orchestration & stream processing frameworks such as Beam, Airflow, Conductor, Metaflow, Spark, Flink, Kafka, Celery, etc
• Experience with the following DCCs: Maya, Houdini, Nuke
• Ability to author Docker images
• Familiarity with using Kubernetes to deploy services
• Experience with sequence-based workflows, such as Solaris and Katana
• Knowledge of SQL and ability to author schemas
• Familiarity with Agile methodology

At Scanline VFX, we strive to set the highest standard of quality in everything we do. We constantly challenge ourselves to break new ground and exceed expectations. Our driving force is curiosity and we recognize that great ideas can come from everyone.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rey8q7-18-206-194-21-42 in your application.