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MPC Film Recruiting Lead R&D Developer

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Lead R&D Developer (Rendering/Shading)

Category: Research and Development
Company: MPC
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Lead R&D Developer (Rendering/Shading)

We are hiring a software developer to lead a team of developers and shader writers, to oversee MPC’s core rendering and shading related development. This team works hand-in-hand with our artists, providing the tools and technologies used to create the stunning imagery for our films. 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 lead 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:

Leading a team of developers and shader writers
Designing and architecting rendering tools and technologies under tight deadlines
Providing the core rendering technologies to our global software teams
Building relationships with supervisors, key artists and production staff
Identifying changing requirements and recommending solutions
Helping to prioritise and debug urgent support issues
Working with Head of Software to ensure that implementations are consistent with overall department strategy


At least 5 years of experience in a VFX facility (or equivalent industry)
Knowledge of state of the art in the field of rendering
Excellent knowledge of c++ and python
Experience with Maya, Prman, Katana
Experience with Linux (or other Unix) operating system
Experience in leading development teams and interacting in a global environment
Knowledge of Fabric Engine is an advantage
Proven team player with good organization and communication skills

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