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Method Studios Recruiting Core Pipeline Developer

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Core Pipeline Developer

Category: Pipeline Programmer
Company: Method Studios Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Method pipeline leads help shape the evolution of our technologies and workflows to enable productions to work more quickly and efficiently. The Core Pipeline Developer focuses on the foundation of the system, overseeing the architecture and development of underlying software libraries and in-house applications. These include tools for asset management, software packaging, production tracking, render farm management, intersite collaboration, and much more. Our leads should be versatile and able to tackle new problems throughout the post-production pipeline as we push new technology forward.


Work closely with pipeline supervisor, project manager, and other pipeline developers to:

Architect, design, and plan software development.
Rank, prioritize, and schedule development and bug fixing.
Regularly review and assess development schedules and progress.
Amend department standards over time based on needs.
Assess progress and performance of developers.

Work with developers in the group to:

Make sure all code conforms to Method coding standards and conventions.
Perform code reviews.
Create documentation for tools on the wiki.

Work with other Method locations to:

Communicate and coordinate cross-site development to avoid duplicate effort.
Discuss cross-site priorities.
Deploy tools across all sites.
Schedule meetings and demos with other sites.

Work with productions to:

Interpret development requests into actionable designs and tasks.
Provide a point of contact when productions have critical issues.
Communicate when issues occur, either personally or another team member.
Delegate resources to keep shows running and peak efficiency.


Minimum qualifications:

BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.
5 years of experience in dedicated software development.
Expertise in C/C++, Python, and shell scripting.
Experience with one or more database systems such as PostgreSQL and MongoDB.
Knowledge of Linux systems configuration and experience developing on Linux platforms.
Familiarity with revision control systems and collaborative development.

Preferred qualifications:

3 years experience working with visual effects post-production pipelines.
Familiarity with computer graphics applications (e.g. Maya, Nuke, Houdini) and render farm software.
Experience leading development teams.

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