Added by on 2017-03-28

Pixar Animation Studios Recruiting Senior Software Development Engineer

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Senior Software Development Engineer – RenderMan

Summary of Position:

For over 25 years RenderMan has been at the forefront of the visual effects industry. Not only has our software been used to create all of Pixar’s movies but it is also widely used in many of the visual effects studios throughout the world. We are looking for a talented and experienced senior software development engineer to work on Tractor. Tractor is Pixar’s distributed processing solution for rendering and other network intensive applications. Derived from years of experience in managing the demands of the worlds largest render farms, Tractor is specifically engineered to address the extreme scalability and performance requirements of today’s multi-core networks. Tractor is currently deployed at some of the biggest VFX studios in the industry and in this role you will have an opportunity to design, implement and support its future.


This role requires someone with great people skills and is comfortable working in a fast paced, dynamic environment. We are a small group and need someone who is comfortable working across multiple disciplines. Direct responsibilities include support for our existing customers as well as new feature development. You need to be skilled at engineering scalable network services and deploying fixes to software being used in production.


– BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent
– Proven track record of designing, developing, and operating software at scale
– 7+ years of software product development experience
– 7+ years experience developing large scalable, distributed systems
– Knowledge of Python and relational databases such Postgres
– Deep understanding of web technologies such as HTML, JS, CSS and AJAX
– Excellent debugging and troubleshooting skills including network stacks
– Experience with multiple operating systems (Linux, Mac and Windows)
– Interested in living/working in Seattle, Washington

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