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Blue Sky Studios Recruiting Software Configuration Engineer an Research and Development Programmer

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Software Configuration Engineer

Job Number: R10001266
Brand: Blue Sky Studios
Job Type: Engineering
Location: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States Of America

Overview Of The Company

Blue Sky Studios

One Of The World’s Largest Producers And Distributors Of Motion Pictures, 20th Century Fox Film Produces, Acquires And Distributes Motion Pictures Throughout The World. These Motion Pictures Are Produced Or Acquired By The Following Units Of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, And Twentieth Century Fox Animation. Blue Sky Studios Is The Animation Studio Behind The Wildly Successful Ice Age And Rio Franchises, Along With This Year’s Ferdinand Animated Feature Film!


A Software Configuration Engineer Is Responsible For The Code Management And Build Processes At The Studio. Working Under The Direction Of The Research And Development Team, The Scm Engineer Is Responsible For Maintaining And Improving The Existing Build And Release Tools, As Well As Building And Deploying The 3rd Party Applications And Libraries Used For Development.

Essential Functions/responsibilities

Maintain And Extend The Build And Deployment Infrastructure For Both Proprietary And Third Party Software Tools And Libraries, Including Deploying To “The Cloud”
Integrate Proprietary Software With Third Party Applications And Libraries
Maintain And Extend Developer And Build Tools
Troubleshoot Software Bugs, Including Dynamic Library Dependency Issues.


Education And/or Experience Required:

B.s. Or M.s. In Computer Science, Engineering Or Equivalent.
5+ Years Industry Related Experience

Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses Or Certificate
Significant Experience With Source Code, Build, And Release Management
Experience In Python And C++
Experience With C.d. Software Such As Jenkins
Experience With Modern Enterprise-level Code Repositories Such As Github And Bitbucket
Experience With Building And Installing Developer Tools Include C++ Compilers, Debuggers, Toolchains, Etc.
Experience With Building And Installing Third Party Software And Libraries Including Python And Qt
Experience With Industry Build Tools Including Make Or Scons
Experience With Building In A Linux Production Environment
Ability To Establish Priorities For Self And Be A Good Collaborator With Other Teams

Solid Communication Skills

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer And All Qualified Applicants Will Receive Consideration For Employment Without Regard To Race, Color, Religion, Sex, National Origin, Gender Identity, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, Or Any Other Characteristic Protected By Law. We Will Consider For Employment Qualified Applicants With Criminal Histories Consistent With Applicable Law.

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Research & Development Programmer

Job Number: R10001263
Brand: Blue Sky Studios
Job Type: Engineering
Location: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States of America

Overview Of The Company

Blue Sky Studios

One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation. Blue Sky Studios is the animation studio behind the wildly successful ICE AGE and RIO franchises, along with this year’s FERDINAND animated feature film!

Providing custom software for the production of computer animated movies. This custom software is used in most aspects of the CG pipeline including modeling, animation, special effects, image processing and rendering. It solves problems for which no off-the-shelf solutions are available.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

Design, develop, debug and maintain software, written mostly in C++ and Python, using state-of-the art algorithms and procedures.
Software may be stand-alone or plug-ins to third-party packages such as Maya, Houdini and Nuke.
Write documentation, demonstrate and instruct production staff on use of software.
Stay current with advancements in relevant fields.
Research possible new methods to improve quality of CG product, to improve productivity of CG production staff or to improve software development itself.


Education and/or Experience Required:

Education: MS or PhD in Computer Science, Physics or Math preferred.
Experience: strong programming experience in Computer Graphics / Vision, Physics or Math.

Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificate:

Strong organizational and time management discipline.
Ability to discuss and explain technical issues with non-technical production staff
Ability to anticipate, understand and respond to artistic considerations when developing software.
Operate professionally and effectively in stressful situations.
Strong self-motivation and ability to work both in a group and alone
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. Blue Sky Studio management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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