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Laika Recruiting Sr. Software Engineer

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Sr. Software Engineer – Media Tools


General Summary

The Software Engineer in Production Technology works directly with artists, TD’s and other engineers to develop software systems, user interfaces, and technical solutions for a variety of complex production processes. This position is expected to design, develop and implement tools for a number of production departments, including: Design and Fabrication, Story and Previs, Animation and Camera, Rapid Prototyping, Editorial, and VFX. The area of emphasis for this position is in media tools and libraries.
Typical projects include the development of tools for publishing and updating shots and sequences from Avid editorial systems into a variety of databases. This engineer will also integrate the use of these databases into a variety of 3rd party systems for Review and Approval of media. The Engineer also helps maintain the development infrastructure, libraries for media conversion and image processing, and build and release tools used by the department.


BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field or equivalent combination of education/or experience.
5 -7 years experience in applied software development or engineering experience in a feature animation or VFX industrial setting
Proficiency in C/C++, Python, QT, OpenGL, and developing for Linux and Mac OS platforms
Proficiency with media conversion libraries such as ffmpeg and expert knowledge of Avid media formats; mxf, aaf
Experience with common 3rd party media players and tools; Adobe Speedgrade, Tweak’s RV, Quicktime Player, etc.
Experience planning large projects, working directly with clients and collaborating with other developers. Excellent communication skills
Knowledge of, and development experience with, production asset and task databases – Shotgun API experience preferred
Experience with contemporary tools for software configuration management, and expert knowledge of build a release procedures in enterprise environments
Expertise in troubleshooting complex systems, excellent organizational and critical thinking skills
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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