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Pixar Animation Studios Recruiting Senior Systems Engineer, Mac Support Specialist, Rendering Software Engineer, Presto Application Software Engineer & Software Engineer

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Senior Systems Engineer

Location: Emeryville, CA
Job #: 1536

Description

SUMMARY:

Pixar’s Systems Infrastructure team builds, manages, and secures the systems the studio depends on to make movies. We work to ensure there is sufficient server, network, and data center capacity to react to changes in schedule, workflow, or resource demand. We help to keep the good things secure and the bad folks at bay.

As member of the Network and Server Admins team, you will collaborate to manage and build scalable distributed systems and services. Services include access control, authentication, data center operations, directories, hardware, networking, remote access, and virtualization.

We are looking for someone with a drive to learn and innovate. Someone who solves problems before anyone notices them, and leaves systems more reliable and secure than they found them. This position is perfect for an experienced candidate who has worn many hats and enjoys swapping them several times a day.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ensure availability, capacity, and security of data, systems, and network
Create and document tools to automate system provisioning and management
Respond to issues with considered solutions and automation as a goal
Influence system architectures and create standards and methods
Participate in after-hours on-call duties

QUALIFICATIONS:

Solid understanding of UNIX and TCP/IP networking
Experience supporting developers in a distributed computing environment
Careful attention to detail and knowledge transfer
Comfortable programming in at least 2 languages
Familiar with Git and open source software development practices
Experience with configuration management and automation tools: Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Salt
Experience provisioning network services such as: DNS, DHCP, LDAP, RADIUS
Experience with virtualization and platforms: AWS, Docker, OpenShift, OpenStack, VMware
Information Security awareness and a healthy paranoia
Deep troubleshooting skills from hardware faults, to packet captures, to API debugging
Pixar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply here:- http://www.pixar.com/careers#Pixar-Careers-Systems-1536
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Mac Support Specialist

Location: Emeryville, CA
Job #: 1761

Description

SUMMARY:

We are looking for a well-rounded, self-motivated Mac Support Specialist who has both an inner geek and an outward sense of creativity. You should be as comfortable helping people navigate the Finder as you are in a terminal window. You love technology and you especially love the Mac, but you are most happy when collaborating and recognizing shared goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide day-to-day support of macOS & iOS systems
Manage support requests as well as longer-term project work
Participate in Help Desk rotations
Deliver training on the use of macOS, iOS, and relevant software
Generate and update support documentation
Improve and automate existing processes
Help people focus on making awesome movies

REQUIREMENTS:

You have macOS & iOS system administration experience
You have excellent verbal and written communication
You manage your time well and have a knack for prioritizing tasks
You love to troubleshoot but you also know when to “just reboot it”
You love working on an eclectic team
You have an enthusiasm for learning new skills

BONUS EXPERIENCE:

Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects)
Scripting (ruby, bash, python)
JAMF’s Casper Suite
Cloud Services (Box, Slack, Trello, Okta)

Pixar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply here:- http://www.pixar.com/careers#Pixar-Careers-Systems-1761
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Rendering Software Engineer

Location: Emeryville, CA
Job #: 1786

Description

SUMMARY:

Pixar’s Software R&D team is responsible for developing in-house software to support the making of our animated films. In this role, you will work closely with CG artists in production departments and other engineers to build the greatest filmmaking tools. If you are someone with a deep understanding of 3D Graphics and Rendering technology, an ability to collaborate with large cross-functional teams, and are skilled in designing and implementing robust, easy to maintain code, this may be the role for you. We are looking for a software engineer who is committed to creating and maintaining world-class production tools utilizing high-standard engineering practices.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop, implement, test and support 3D Graphics and Rendering software in a Linux environment
Collaborate effectively with a team of engineers and Project Management
Partner with artists and technicians to provide world class software development and support for film production

QUALIFICATIONS:

3+ years of professional engineering in C++ required
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
Strong software engineering skills
Strong problem solving skills with high attention to detail and quality
Experience with UNIX / Linux
Knowledge of modern computation 3D graphics architectures and technologies (e.g. Cuda, OptiX or GPGPU APIs)
Experience with modern offline renderers and their APIs is a plus (e.g. Renderman)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Pixar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply here:- http://www.pixar.com/careers#Pixar-Careers-StudioToolsResearch-1786
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Presto Application Software Engineer

Location: Emeryville, CA
Job #: 1661

Description

SUMMARY:

Pixar’s Studio Tools team is responsible for developing Presto, our in-house proprietary animation software. We’re looking for a software engineer who is committed to creating and maintaining world-class production tools. If you’re someone with a deep understanding of software application engineering, an ability to collaborate with large cross-functional teams, and are skilled in designing and implementing robust, easy to maintain code, this may be the role for you.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Partner with artists and technicians to provide world class software development and support for film production
Develop, implement, test and support 3D graphics software in a Linux environment
Collaborate effectively with a team of engineers, QA, Build, UI and Project Management

QUALIFICATIONS:

5+ years of professional engineering in C++ required. Production experience highly desired
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
Strong software engineering skills are a must
Strong problem solving skills with high attention to detail and quality
Experience with UNIX / Linux
Experience using modern UI frameworks, such as Qt
Experience with 3D applications (e.g., Maya, Houdini, Katana)
Experience working with technical and non-technical software users
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of modern rendering architectures, OpenGL and GPU technologies is a strong plus

Pixar is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply here:- http://www.pixar.com/careers#Pixar-Careers-StudioToolsResearch-1661
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Software Engineer – Simulation

Location: Emeryville, CA
Job #: 1672

Description

SUMMARY:

Pixar’s Software R&D Team is responsible for developing and maintaining Pixar’s in-house, movie production software. As part of this group, the simulation engineering team creates, maintains, and supports the software that production artists use to create character simulation effects (cloth, hair, flesh, skin, etc.). We are looking for a general software engineer with 3D computer graphics experience who will join our small team to help support these artists. In this role, you will be responsible for feature development and bug fixing for proprietary software and pipeline used by concurrent film productions. This is a front line engineering position that requires collaboration with production users and project managers to support mission critical software.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Primarily responsible for providing software needed to support simulation artists. This includes developing and maintaining software in the simulation pipeline under the guidance of a departmental project lead
Works one-on-one with artists to resolve technical problems and debug high priority issues
Detailed problem analysis and resolution of issues
Ability to triage incoming issues and provide rapid response/resolution

QUALIFICATIONS:

5+ years of experience engineering in C++
Solid engineering skills with an appreciation of code craft, code health, and addressing technical debt
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
Experience with 3D math and computer graphics
Excellent problem solving skills with high attention to detail, balancing quick turnaround with long-term quality

PREFERRED SKILLS:

Scripting skills with expertise in Python, PyQt, and/or Maya MEL
Knowledge of numerical techniques used by simulation (i.e., cloth, hair, rigid bodies) a plus
Experience working with technical and non-technical software user
Knowledge of 3D graphic applications and their APIs is a plus (i.e. Maya, Houdini)
Experience with UNIX / Linux
Demonstrated ability to create positive and effective working relationships with internal and external groups and coworkers
Detail oriented and organized, possess communication skills, and able to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner
Demonstrated ability to work with a team to deliver high quality software in a quickly changing, deadline oriented environment

Pixar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply here:- http://www.pixar.com/careers#Pixar-Careers-StudioToolsResearch-1672
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