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Nuke Compositor (Freelance) – Jaunt VR (Palo Alto, CA)

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Nuke Compositor (Freelance)

Jaunt VR – Palo Alto, CA

Jaunt is a fully-funded venture-backed tech company based in Palo Alto, CA. We are building an end-to-end solution for creating cinematic virtual reality experiences. We have developed an integrated suite of hardware and software to produce the highest-quality immersive content.
The Nuke Technical Director will work with peers and supervisors to build and support compositing tools, techniques, and procedures, to support multiple VR production projects and advance the capabilities of the studio. This includes designing and delivering pioneering tools that enable our artists to tackle complex challenges unique to 360 3D-stereo images.
This position holds responsibilities spanning the full software development life-cycle; designing, supporting and maintaining software, and integrating tools into our Pipeline.
JauntVR is always excited to hear from talented programmers: a passion for solving complex problems and working in a startup environment is a must!

Responsibilities:

Primarily responsible for the research and development of innovative algorithms, software, systems, and techniques
Liaise with artists and project supervisors to understand current and upcoming production challenges
Investigate appropriate solutions and techniques to address challenges
Present ideas to the supervisors and artists, and contribute to discussions surrounding future applications and/or systems
Works directly with artists and production crews to define workflows and interfaces
Plan the development of tools and break-down the plan into tasks
Design and create tools using a combination of custom libraries and Nuke’s Python API
Integrate new tools into JauntVR’s existing pipeline, using a combination of Python, C++, and the aforementioned APIs
Communicate development timeframes to Project Manager
Work with artists to test, troubleshoot and fix problems arising in the Technical Director’s area(s) of expertise
Maintain, revise and extend existing tools
Produce technical documentation and user manuals.

Basic Qualifications:

Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent work experience
3+ years experience working on features films or TV Visual Effects, with knowledge of VFX industry-standard methodologies, tools and processes for software development.
Excellent knowledge of Nuke and Nuke’s API

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong knowledge of C++ and Python (other languages a plus)
Experience of development under Linux
Solid knowledge and experience of a variety of programming libraries, such as Boost, OpenGL, etc.
Experience with other relevant application APIs such as Maya, After Effects and Houdini
Good Experience with building stereo pipeline tools and Ocula
Good understanding of compositing, color theory and workflows, software design, graphics, and production work flow
Understanding of relevant third-party technologies, such as Alembic, OpenEXR, OpenColorIO, etc.
Experience with pipeline integration, rendering, asset systems and database

How to apply:

Please visit us at our website: http://www.jauntvr.com/careers/
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