Added by on 2013-08-26

Weta Digital Recruiting Creature Pipeline Technical Director & Creature Software Engineer

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Creature Pipeline Technical Director

Category: Technical Director
Company: Weta Digital
Location: Wellington (New Zealand)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

A Creature Pipeline Technical Director is primarily responsible for designing, developing and maintaining Pipeline applications for the Creature Department. They work with the Production Engineers to integrate facility-wide technologies within the Creature pipeline. Additionally they address technical problems the TDs encounter and develop custom tools to improve the workflow. They also work directly with various departments to create and maintain pipeline workflow between departments.

This is a highly technical position that serves to improve and support the workflow both within the Creature Department and with other departments across the facility. Candidates need to be organized and able to handle multiple tasks, as they will often address multiple projects at once.

Candidates for the Pipeline Technical Director role need to demonstrate the following attributes:

– BA Computer Science or equivalent, or related fields with at least 3 years experience
– Solid experience with Python.
– Shell Scripting (csh, bash)
– Understanding of Linux environment
– GUI frameworks (Qt and / or Web)
– Source control (Git and / or SVN)
– Experience developing RDBMS (MySQL)
– An eye for detail
– Works well within a team
– Previous VFX pipelines experience in a production environment a plus
– Understanding of NoSQL systems a plus
– Maya API knowledge a plus
– C, C++ a plus

To apply for consideration, please complete the online recruitment questionnaire (at www.wetadigital.com/jobs) and forward your resume/showreel link through to recruitment@wetafx.co.nz

Apply here:- http://www.wetafx.co.nz/recruitment-form.php?job-title=Creature%20Pipeline%20Technical%20Director&form_type=softdev
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Creature Software Engineer

Category: Software Engineer
Company: Weta Digital
Location: Wellington (New Zealand)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

A Creature Software Engineer supports the Creature Department in a variety of ways, such as creating and implementing software tools and Maya plugins for the Creature Technical Directors. Additionally they are tasked with supporting existing simulations systems and frameworks, as well as troubleshooting and debugging to keep production workflow efficient. The Software Engineers work with the Technical Directors to resolve software issues and to ensure they have the tools they need. They are also responsible for managing software releases and overseeing the scheduling of developmental tasks and goals while also liaising with coding teams throughout the facility.

Candidates for the Creature Software Engineer role need to demonstrate the following attributes:

– Computer Science, Physics or Engineering degree or equivalent ideal
– Previous experience in VFX, games or similar environment
– Excellent C++ skills (C++11 is ideal)
– Excellent understanding of 3D mathematics
– Knowledge of GPU computation, boost, QT, metatemplating, high performance and multithreaded development
– Understanding of cloth and muscle simulations
– Understanding of animation and rigging systems
– Understanding of advanced mathematics, physics and simulation e.g. FEM and linear algebra a plus
– Python and Mel scripting a plus
– Familiar with Linux development and make file management
– Good communication skills, especially with non-programmer staff
– Familiarity with UML or OO development
– Able to work independently in an agile and dynamic environment

To apply for consideration, please complete the online recruitment questionnaire (at www.wetadigital.com/jobs) and forward your resume through to recruitment@wetafx.co.nz

Apply here:- http://www.wetafx.co.nz/recruitment-form.php?job-title=Creature%20Software%20Engineer&form_type=softdev
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