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Pixar Animation Studios Recruiting Technical Director & Presto Application Software Engineer

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Technical Director, Simulation Technology

Location: Emeryville, CA
Job #: 1612

Description

Technical Director, Simulation Technology

SUMMARY:

This position is for a technical simulation artist to help develop the look and technology of simulation in the production of feature films. Responsibilities include running simulations for shots, collaborating with artists and animators to achieve directed looks in simulation, and being involved in advancing production-side technology. Will troubleshoot technical problems that arise in the production process and develop solutions in a high paced production environment. Uses and improves the pipeline and workflows to assist other simulation artists as well.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work with creative and technical leads to develop simulation programs and assets, as needed for the production of feature animation.
Ensure that the result functions in accordance with specifications, including, where applicable, performance, user interface, aesthetics, and robustness.
Review and revise the result with the supervisors, and creative or technical lead.
Maintain and enhance completed results. Provide technical support to users. Produce author related documentation.
Detailed problem analysis and resolution of issues.
Ability to triage incoming issues and provide rapid response/resolution.
Develop techniques to achieve a directed look hitting specific artistic notes

QUALIFICATIONS:

Strong 3D math and computer graphics experience required, experience with numerical techniques for simulation (i.e., cloth, hair, rigid bodies, finite elements) preferred
An excellent understanding of 3D computer graphics theory and practice is required
Strong programming skills in the UNIX / Linux environment are required
Strong problem solving skills with high attention to detail, balancing quick turnaround with long-term quality
Knowledge of 3D graphic applications is a plus (i.e. Maya, Houdini)
Education in computer science, mathematics, physics, architecture, or engineering is preferred
Experience with film, games, or other graphics production experience is preferred.
Good written and verbal communication skills are required.
Must be able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure, and with people from different artistic and technical disciplines
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change.
Willingness to work on shots and learn the production process
A good eye for physical motion and understanding of animation concepts and terms

Pixar is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply here:- http://www.pixar.com/careers#Pixar-Careers-TechnicalArtists-1612
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Presto Application Software Engineer

Location: Emeryville, CA
Job #: 1661

Description

Presto Application Software Engineer

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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