Software Engineer - FX

Sony Pictures Imageworks is located on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. We are committed to respecting traditional lands, and working with communities towards reconciliation.

We are looking to expand our team of software engineers that support the development of our FX production pipeline. Candidates must have strong technical chops and enjoy collaboration with other engineers and artists.  They must be at ease working with little supervision and/or with a Lead Software Engineer or Architect in an environment where production demands can shift priorities more quickly than some traditional software environments.

The engineer is primarily responsible for the development, implementation and support of production and studio FX tools and workflows under the guidance of the department lead. This position requires collaboration with other engineering staff, project managers, and production artists to develop and implement innovative studio capabilities.

If you are interested in things like:

  • Writing tools and Houdini plugins and digital asset for FX pipelines
  • Integrating your solutions with the Shading, Lighting, and Rendering teams
  • Working directly with artists to discover solutions that generate amazing fx workflow and templates.

Required Skills: 

  • Experience with and passion for FX Development
  • Houdini experience highly desirable
  • Documented experience with Python

Desired Skills: 

  • Experienced with C, C++ 
  • Understanding of VFX pipelines and experience writing VFX-related tools
  • Understanding of CFX workflows and tools
  • Experience with Katana, Nuke and Cueing systems
  • Highly detailed and organized in work practices 
  • Great team player in a highly fluid environment
  • Experienced with UNIX/Linux

Desired Experience: 

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent 
    • QA experience

We value unique perspectives, and want diverse, unique talent to work with us.  We encourage candidates from all identities to apply.

*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.

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