Would you like to join our global Pipeline team (distributed between Sydney and Vancouver) responsible for creating software used by artists in various craft departments?! We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our team in Sydney. As a member of the team, you will be working with Scene Description technologies like USD and integrating them into our tools and pipeline.

You will have experience in the visual effects/animation industry and have an excellent ability to communicate effectively with both technical and creative crew, and have demonstrated your capability to operate independently as well as within a larger team.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Contribute to the development & maintenance of core tools and libraries
  • Troubleshoot issues reported by production 
  • Develop an understanding of production requirements and workflows
  • Communicate appropriately with technical and creative crew

What you bring:

  • A third-level qualification in Computer Science, Engineering or related
  • Minimum 5 years experience in Software Development, preferably in VFX, Animation or Games
  • Strong skills in C++ and ideally Python 
  • Familiarity with the APIs of industry standard applications such as Maya, Nuke, Houdini etc.
  • Experience with USD or other Scene/Renderer Description formats 
  • Experience writing DCC app plugins such as translators, renderer integrations etc.

And you might also have:

  • Familiarity with Git and Github, Build, CI and Package Management systems
  • Familiarity with integrating Production Tracking, Asset Management, Render Farm and distributed processing systems
  • Strong Linux skills and understanding of modern systems architecture
  • Performance Analysis, Debugging and Optimisation
  • Experience writing Python Bindings for C++ Libraries
  • Multi-threaded programming 
  • Familiarity with industry-standard open source libraries such as Alembic, OpenImageIO, Boost, OpenEXR. Qt/PyQt etc. (see https://vfxplatform.com/)

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