Are you a Software Engineer interested in contributing to our animation tools that stretch from Layout to Final animation, with Rigging as a pivotal point of the effort? You will work as a part of the global development team to advance its animation production tools and processes, especially in the areas of animation and rigging.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Develop core tools, plugins, nodes and applications used by Animation and Rigging, mostly in Autodesk Maya
  • Work alongside some of the best artists and developers in the world and have an opportunity to make significant and varied contributions to a modern and unique Character Animation Pipeline
  • Advance a modern and dynamic toolset that is proven on high-end productions, making a significant contribution to our large roster of upcoming feature animation and film VFX projects

What you bring:

  • At least 2 years proven experience working directly on, and in close collaboration with users of, rigging and animation tools
  • Knowledge and experience of current rigging, animation and deformation techniques and algorithms
  • Demonstrable knowledge of a high end DCC application and its API (Maya or Houdini)
  • Proficient Python Developer
  • Intermediate or above C++ knowledge including performance optimisation
  • A tertiary qualification in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or Computer Science, or demonstrable equivalent experience applicable to mathematical and engineering tasks
  • Ability to work as part of a team and flexibility to work alternatively to both strict specifications and more open and creative challenges
  • A passion for regularly working with end-user clients and production staff

The following would be considered a bonus:

  • Rigging experience (experienced riggers are welcome to apply!)
  • An appreciation of design aesthetics
  • UI/UX design and development experience
  • More advanced C++ skill level
  • GPU development skills

What we offer you: 

  • The opportunity to join a growing, award-winning studio based in sunny Sydney or downtown Vancouver! 
  • An inclusive workplace of employees who are passionate about creativity and technology 
  • A chance to contribute to the success of ground-breaking animated feature films 
  • Exposure to a USD pipeline 
  • A dedicated Learning and Development and Artist Management team focused on your personal career growth 
  • Paid ‘Volunteer’ days to support those causes close to your heart! 
  • A world-renowned working environment packed with social clubs, activities and events 
  • A variety of employee benefits including free gym access, breakfast, use of barista coffee machines, weekly lunches/pastries and snacks galore! 

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, then we want to hear from you!

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