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Software Development Manager – Animal Logic Vancouver

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Animal Logic, an award winning animation, visual effects and design studio is coming to Vancouver!
We are seeking an experienced Software Development Manager, who will establish the Software Department at our new Animal Logic studio in Vancouver. Your new role is to manage the software department, enabling a team of highly skilled developers to innovate their approach to software development via a deep collaboration with creative staff, providing creative artists with the necessary production tools to achieve their creative goals.

This position reports to the Head of Studio Operations, Vancouver and Director of Research and Development, Sydney.

Key responsibilities include:

Working with the Head of Studio Operations and Director of R&D to provide the technical tools and pipeline support, as well as extend the creative capability of the company
Facilitating a team of project CG Supervisors, Department Supervisors and core R&D Supervisors to identify, assess and plan development activities
Working with remote developers across multiple time zones while ensuring standard Animal Logic practices are followed
Working with R&D Leads in production systems, pipeline engineering and graphics tools
Monitoring tool operations with IT and the Sydney studio to ensure that the core tool infrastructure is operational and performant
Working with CG Supervisors to determine requirements and timing for new or enhanced tools based on the creative goals of each production
Establish processes for multi-site software development
Reporting on all tool development and operational issues to the Director of R&D and Vancouver production
Establishing and managing a team
Actively participating on the Vancouver leadership team through operational planning, development of company guidelines and policies, project bids, planning and driving the Vancouver culture

To be successful in this role you will have:

At least 10 years’ experience with software development in the same or similar industry
Experience working in multi-site, large software development teams, including two years’ experience in a people management role
Experience with a range of technologies and tools used in the CG industry
An understanding of the current state of modern software development practices and issues
An ability to communicate with stakeholders such as senior management, production management artists and developers
An understanding of the feature animation pipeline and key technologies, as well as the ability to work with existing development processes and codebase
A Bachelor degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related fields
Excellent communication, problem solving and influencing skills

To apply, please complete our online application form via our website:

Animal Logic is one of the world’s most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and design. If you think Animal, think Moulin Rouge, House of Flying Daggers, 300, The Great Gatsby, Happy Feet, Legend of the Guardians, BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, Avengers: Age of Ultron and of course the blockbuster and BAFTA winning hit, The LEGO® Movie. Yes, that’s all us!
We are based in Sydney, LA and are now very excited to be establishing a presence in Vancouver within the creative precinct of Yaletown. Production on our first Vancouver-based animated feature commences in January 2016 with more animated features in the pipeline.
If you want to create GREAT WORK with GREAT PEOPLE then Animal Vancouver has some awesome opportunities available. So come and join us as we set up our Vancouver studio, build to our first production and grow and establish a leading 3D animation studio with a team of hundreds.
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