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Nerd Corps Entertainment Seeking Software Developer-Production

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About Us

Nerd Corps Entertainment, established in 2002, is one of North America’s largest privately owned animation studios, 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.

Department: Software
Location: Vancouver

About the Position

As a software developer, you are an integral member of Nerd Corps’ small, fast-paced software development team who provide creative web-based solutions to manage and enhance our 3D animation production pipeline. Reporting to the director of software development, you will be involved in designing, developing, documenting and maintaining high-quality, complex, reliable web-based applications to improve the efficiency of the studio. You are a quick learner who strives to meet our production needs in an efficient and effective manner. You are a great mentor to the team as well as an excellent problem solver. This 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 project management systems and various production pipeline tools
Assist the software team to oversee issues with the render farm
Liaise with production staff to help define workflows and implement new tools and processes to improve efficiency
Collaborate with team members and production staff to come up with creative technical solutions for challenges in the studio
Invent, analyze, and 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
Mentor the team on technical issues and communicate complex problems in a simple form to team members and production staff
Actively participate in software-related meetings by 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
2-4 years of commercial experience, preferably in the animation/visual effects industry or related field
Solid foundation in software development methodologies, client/server paradigms and object-oriented paradigms
Strong working knowledge of web-based technologies including Python, PHP, JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX/JSON and HTML/CSS
Good working knowledge of C++
Strong SQL skills and knowledge of relational database design
Experience with MySQL is preferred
Experience with MVC development framework such as Django
Experience with CSS and Javascript framework
Understanding of Agile development process such as Scrum
Must be able to write clean and maintainable code
Able to take direction well and execute on a project with limited supervision
Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas in a professional and positive manner
Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Encourage feedback and new initiatives
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change
Quick learner with excellent troubleshooting skills

Not essential but would be great assets

Experience with user experience design or usability testing
Understanding of web services such as REST
Knowledge of writing APIs
Understanding of web application security practices
Background in computer graphics to help understand the production work performed at Nerd Corps
Knowledge of 3D applications 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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