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Weta Digital Recruiting Junior Production Engineer & QA Software Tester

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Junior Production Engineer -­ Pipeline

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

Job Description

Weta Digital are looking for exceptional juniors to join our Production engineering team.

Production Engineering is responsible for designing, developing and maintaining core pipeline applications and services used by all departments throughout the company. This includes but is not
limited to: Review and Dailies Pipeline, Asset Tracking Services, Software Environment Management and The Rendering Pipeline. Our systems provide the main building blocks that are essential for
supporting and tracking all processes involved with rendering and data creation.

Weta Digital has one of the largest render farms in the world, consisting of over 60,000+ cores and a few petabytes of storage to manage. Production Engineering maintains the main software interfaces responsible for managing processes and tracking data generated in this area.


– Providing support and improvements for existing pipeline tools
– Provide new tooling as needed


– BS/MS or equivalent in Computer Science, or relevant experience
– Programming experience in Python
– Shell scripting (csh, bash, zsh)
– Git or Subversion source control experience
– A creative passion for problem solving

Successful Candidate will Ideally

– Have solid communication skills
– Have a positive attitude, particularly toward learning and sharing
– Have experience developing with MySQL or PostgreSQL
– Have an understanding of REST and HTTP web services
– Have exposure to Linux/KDE and corresponding open-­source tools
– Have the ability to work both independently and within a team
– Perform successfully in a fast paced environment and under time constraints

Additional Ideals

– Motion graphics, 3d modeling, rendering, animation skills a plus
– Experience with AMQP based systems (RabbitMQ)
– Have general understanding of NoSQL systems (CouchDB, Cassandra, Redis)
– Have experience with GUI frameworks (PyQt, PySide)
– Maya API knowledge
– C, C++, Qt, Java

To apply for consideration, please fill out our online questionnaire at and send your resume to:

QA Software Tester

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

Job Description

Weta Digital is looking to improve the quality and stability of our internal tool chain.

This is an opportunity for an experienced QA/Test Engineer to come on board and help us to improve our testing platform for the company.
The successful candidate will work directly with VFX artists as well as software developers throughout the whole development process and being involved with the creation of new products and toolchains. This role will encompass both manual testing as well as test automation as we look to improve our overall process for QA & testing at Weta Digital.

Role and Responsibilities:

• Design and implement full functional and structural testing strategy for our pipeline software
• Work closely with both the development teams and artists to quantify and validate workflows.
• Create test rails to ensure we meet our stated design goals for new tools and workflows
• Monitor existing tools/toolchains for regressions in functionality.
• Convey concerns and bugs clearly back to the development teams.
• Highlight UI/UX issues that compromise the ease of use of in house tools.
• Understand feedback from the artists and convey those concerns back to the development teams.
• Suggest improvements to the testing framework to improve tool stability and quality.
• Assist in rollout/deployment of software to production environments.

Skills Required:

• 5+ years QA domain experience
• Working knowledge of Python and/or C++ including development processes and tools.
• Self-motivated & able to function with minimal direct management.
• Experience with bug tracking and Test Management Systems is desirable (Jira, test track, testrail or similar).

Desired Skills:

• Working knowledge of Linux
• Be comfortable writing code, working closely with developers and within teams
• Experience with VFX pipelines and processes.
• Experience with 3D tools (e.g. Maya, Houdini etc.).
• Experience improving and maintaining automated testing frameworks is desirable.

If you would like to apply for consideration, please complete the online questionnaire at and send your resume through to us at:
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