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Lead Software Developer – MPC Advertising, London

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Lead Software Developer – MPC Advertising – London, UK

With offices all over the globe, MPC is one of the world’s leading visual effects studios, creating high-end VFX for the advertising industries. We are constantly looking for the best talents in the world, enthusiastic people that come to work every day with the desire to be a part of some of the best work in the industry.
We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic software developer to lead a team of engineers responsible for creating software for our visual effects pipeline. This team works hand-in-hand with our artists, providing the tools and technologies used to create the stunning imagery for our clients. It is a highly dynamic environment, which requires a cool head, creative thinking and pragmatic problem solving. The team needs people who are able to take initiative, develop software of the highest quality, and think beyond the scope of each development task.
Our environment thrives on the ability to communicate complex problems in a simple form to team members, stakeholders and all the way through to users of the system. The developer in this role will be responsible for providing leadership and technical guidance to a team creating quality software. We require our developers to support the full life cycle of our software projects from design to maintenance, while constantly improving the software to address new challenges!

Primary Responsibilities:

Developing in-house software under tight deadlines
Looking after software for asset management, production management, system management, and third-party tool integration
Identifying changing requirements and recommending solutions
Leading a group of developers to help resolve issues and solve problems
Technical and user documentation
Managing relationships with project stakeholders, communicating regularly about progress and status of projects
Ensuring milestones and priorities are clearly agreed and understood by both the development team and the stakeholders
Helping to prioritize and debug support issues
Tracking the progress of projects and taking ownership of issues that arise to ensure they are communicated and resolved


Excellent knowledge of Python
Professional experience or degree in Computer Science or equivalent
Clear confident communicator, excellent organisation and negotiation skills
Experience with databases
Experience in managing software projects and working with a team of software developers
Experience of technologies relating to GUI design and content or asset management an advantage
Experience working in the VFX, Games or Digital industries desirable
Experience with Maya, Arnold, Nuke, Hiero, Flame, ftrack, shotgun would be an advantage

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