Pixar

Software Engineer

Location: Emeryville, CA
Job #: 1018

Description

About Pixar
Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation.  Creator of some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including "Toy Story," "Monsters, Inc.," "Cars," "The Incredibles," "Ratatouille," "WALL•E," "Up," "Toy Story 3" and "Brave," the Northern California studio has won 29 Academy Awards® and its films have grossed more than $7.7 billion at the worldwide box office to date. "Monsters University," Pixar’s fourteenth feature, opened in theaters in the United States on June 21, 2013.

Summary of Job:
Pixar’s Software R&D team is responsible for developing Pixar’s in-house proprietary animation software. The Engineering Team is looking for software engineers who are committed to creating world-class production tools. This position is responsible for helping create and maintain new software for the studio.  The position requires a deep understanding of software application engineering, an ability to collaborate in a large cross-functional team of world-class developers, and skill in designing and implementing robust, easy to maintain code.

Responsibilities:
• Develop, implement, test and support 3D animation software in a Linux environment
• Collaborate effectively with a team of engineers, QA, Build, UI, Doc and Project Management
• Partner with artists and technicians to provide world class software development and support for film production

Qualifications:
• 5+ years of experience engineering in C++
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
• Strong software engineering skills are a must
• Strong problem solving skills with high attention to detail and quality
• Experience with UNIX / Linux
• Experience and/or knowledge of 3D graphics and interaction techniques
• Experience with modern development toolkits such as Qt
• Experience and/or knowledge of OpenGL and modern GPU technologies
• Experience and/or knowledge of 3D applications (e.g., Maya, Houdini, Katana)
• Experience working with technical and non-technical software users
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proven ability to work with a team to deliver high-quality software in a fast paced, dynamic, deadline-oriented environment

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