Nerd Corps Seeking a Junior Software Developer
Nerd Corps Entertainment, established in 2002, is a DHX Media company, boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome. With six shows in production, there is always a genre or character to keep you interested and challenged. But we’re more than just an animation studio. Our 400 creatives build stories, worlds, and experiences for kids that cut across platforms from television to online, games, toys, mobile—wherever kids are spending time. We handle all stages of our process in-house, from the IP creation and development to post-production, finance, sales and distribution, licensing and consumer products, and interactive development, making us a rarity in the industry. Our studio near Vancouver’s trendy Commercial Drive is a vibrant mixture of rookies and veterans, where those fresh out of college can continue learning from mid-career and senior artists, and where every level of experience can make the most of their talent on some of the best kids shows and games in the world.
Leo, Gemini, Emmy…been there, won that.
Come work for an award-winning studio and make cartoons, not war.
About the Position
As the junior software developer, you are an integral member of Nerd Corps’ small, fast-paced software development team who provide creative web-based solutions to enhance our 3D animation production pipeline. Working closely with the Scrum Master, you will be involved in designing, developing, documenting and maintaining high-quality, complex, reliable applications using a web interface.
You are a quick learner who strives to meet our production needs in an efficient and effective manner. This entry-level position requires you to be proactive, possess a broad knowledge of modern web technologies and have a passion for creating scalable and innovative web-based applications for the television/3D animation industry.
Develop and maintain in-house client/server web-based tracking systems and various production pipeline tools
Assist the software team to oversee issues with the render farm
Liaise with production staff to implement new tools and processes to aid their needs
Invent, analyze, optimize algorithms or data structures to improve our current systems
Help to define the user model and user interface for new and existing production tools
Work closely with the team to create balanced solutions to any issues in an efficient and effective manner
Participate in software meetings and adjust/refine work as indicated by the director of software development
Ensure the software team is productive by answering questions that arise
Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders
Actively participate in software-related meetings offering thoughts and ideas and identify obstacles to the director of software development
Keep current on software development techniques and technology
Recommend any team training needs to the director of software development
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
Be a positive and creative force on the team
B.Sc. in computing science or equivalent experience
Solid foundation with software development methodologies, client/server paradigm and object-oriented paradigms
Strong SQL skills and knowledge of relational database design. Experience with MySQL is preferred
Experience with MVC development framework such as Django
Must be able to write clean and maintainable code
Quick learner with excellent organizational skills and strong communication skills
Ability to take direction well and execute on a project with limited supervision
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Ability to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Encourages feedback and new initiatives
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change
Not essential but would be great assets
Understanding of Agile development process such as Scrum
User Interface design experience
Knowledge of C++ or Java
Understanding of web services such as REST
Knowledge of writing APIs
Background in computer graphics to help understand the production work performed at Nerd Corps
Knowledge of 3D Animation tools such as Autodesk Softimage, Maya, Nuke
Knowledge of or experience developing public large scale web applications
THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the Nerd Corps team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.
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