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Method Studios Recruiting Pipeline Developer

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Pipeline Developer (Database)

Category: Pipeline Programmer
Company: Method Studios Vancouver
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

The Pipeline Developer (Database) is involved in the creation and ongoing support of software and database infrastructure for a large high-end visual effects pipeline. The primary focus of this position will be the asset management, HPC, and distributed systems at Method Studios including the databases, messaging and statistics systems and related tools. Production support of shows and departments will also be part of the Pipeline Developer (Database systems)’s responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Developing new pipeline software and improving existing database and infrastructure software
Problem solving in a dynamic environment to produce high quality, easy to maintain code and systems
Refactoring existing systems for use in a new multi-facility pipeline
Collaborating with a team of developers and artists across Method locations to develop database and distributed software
Documenting software, databases, and systems for users, sys-admins, and other developers
Production support of above systems in an urgent and timely fashion


Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Computing Science, or equivalent work experience
3+ years professional development experience
Experience developing and maintaining databases in high-performance computing environments
Experience programming in Python
Experience with both relational databases and no-SQL databases
Excellent knowledge of message queueing systems such as RabbitMQ, ZeroMQ or similar
Excellent knowledge of distributed task queues such Grid engine, Celery, Rush or similar
A solid background in distributed computing algorithms and data structures
Experience with Subversion, Git, CVS or similar
Experience developing on UNIX/Linux
Excellent problem-solving and communication skills
Experience testing code and ability to create clear documentation
Ability to develop code independently or as part of a team
Experience with Bash, SQL, Ruby, Perl or javascript is an asset
Experience working in Film or TV Visual Effects is an asset, but not required

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