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Weta Digital Recruiting Information Systems Application Developer & Animator

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Information Systems Application Developer

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

Job Description

Responsibilities include:

– Developing new web applications and APIs
– Maintaining existing web applications and APIs
– Understanding internal customer requirements
– Database development, writing queries, optimising queries
– implementing and maintaining full-text search engines such as elasticsearch

The Weta Digital Information Systems teams designs, implements, manages and supports all tools used for production tracking across the entire facility.
Most of those tools are written in Python, Pylons using MySQL and elastic search. The tools must support the complex nature of the VFX pipeline whilst also providing a performant and intuitive experience for all of our Users – 1100 across the entire facility.
We are looking for an experienced software engineer to join the team. Ideally that person would have a python experience but people with C++ and/or java backgrounds could have relevant skills as well.
We are looking for someone smart, with a passion for software engineering, web applications, communication tools, new technologies, and providing perfect solutions to happy customers.
Ideally you will be interested in developing web applications. You’ll have some experience in full text search engines and writing SQL with optimization in mind – the data sources are huge and ever changing . You should be passionate about utilizing web technologies to produce extraordinary information management and communication tools in a fast-paced environment, and learning about our unique environment and requirements.
In return, you’ll have the opportunity to work with talented software engineers providing industry-leading tools within the visual effects and film arena. You will work with passionate, dedicated visual effects artists and technicians in a company dedicated to innovation and excellence.
If this sounds like you, and you have the skills / experience listed below, please get in touch!

Key Skills:

– Python – preferred, those with C++ or java experience may have relevant skills
– Postgres, MySQL or similar enterprise level database server experience
– full-text search engines such as elasticsearch
– experience with NoSQL databases
– at least 4 years of Linux exposure
– experience with message brokers (e.g. RabbitMQ)
– knowledge of the entire application stack of a web application
– Exceptional communication skills both written and oral
– Ability to work under pressure
– An eye for detail

Nice to Have:

– Experience with visual effects technologies and pipelines.
– Pylons, or experience with MVC web framework
– CSS, HTML, and Javascript
– ruby
– UI or web design experience
– iOS development experience

Desirable Qualifications:

– BS/MS or equivalent knowledge and experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Engineering or equivalent

Desirable Experience:

– At least 4 years prior experience in a similar development role

Key Qualities:

– Exceptional communication skills, solutions oriented, friendly and personable
– Time and priorities management aptitude
– Analytical disposition, proactive
– A natural problem solver

Please fill out our online questionnaire and send your resume through to:


DescriptionWeta Digital is now hiring for Animators:

Needs to have:

– At least Three years animation experience in Visual Effects Animation on feature films.
– Real world experience or animation course training required .
– Maya and Linux experience.

Nice to have:

– Previs experience
– Basic Nuke experience
– A solid foundation in realistic facial animation
– Experience working with motion capture in animation production

To apply for consideration, please complete the online questionnaire at\jobs  and send your resume & showreel link to us at:
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