Added by on 2014-04-25

Sony Imageworks Vancouver Canada Seeks Production Data Web Tools Developers

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Sony Pictures Imageworks is seeking a strong programmer to join the Core Infrastructure team in Vancouver, BC.

Sony Pictures Imageworks produces high-end visual effects for movies, such as the Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Oz the Great and Powerful. The company’s work has been recognized with numerous awards and nominations, including the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for Spider-Man 2.

Today, Imageworks is unique in its ability to provide quality digital production for live action, all-CG, motion capture and hybrid live-action/animated films. Its community of innovative digital artists and computer technologists collaborate creatively with filmmakers, helping them to bring their vision from the storyboard to the theater and delight audiences around the globe.

We currently have an opening in our Vancouver Canada office as for a Production Data Web Tools Developer.

What You’ll Be Doing:

You’ll be extending and maintaining many of the core database applications used across departments and throughout the facility, and collaborating with users to help define workflows to improve the efficiency and management of large scale visual effects and animation production. All new large-scale applications are being written with a large dose of Python client-side scripting.


Required: Python, JavaScript, some VB / .Net experience, strong web UI design skills, SQL database experience
Nice to have:

Django, extJS frameworks, C#, Java



experience with any of the following: Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MySQL
Nice to have: Solr, Cassandra, and/or HBASE

Source Control:

Experience with any of the following version control systems: Git, Subversion, Mercurial

Unix background:

Strong Unix command line and scripting skills


Development and testing of applications to enhance user experience of products
Flexible and willing to do different things
Experience working in a task driven environment with adherence to strict delivery deadlines
Working in a team structure and being open to assisting in other tasks (other platform development)
3-5 years of commercial experience, preferably in the Visual Effects / Animation or related industry

About the team

The Core Infrastructure team is responsible for designing, writing and maintaining three-tier applications and services used by the entire company. Imageworks has a compute farm with thousands of cores and very large amounts of storage to manage.

To apply please send a resume to: Please reference the job title in the subject line of your email.
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