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Weta Digital Recruiting Junior Software Developer

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Junior Software Developer

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

Job Description

You will be joining Weta Digital’s Research and Development team.

We develop, support and maintain a wide range of custom tools used by many departments across the company and across all of our film projects. Our tools are range from small-but-essential utilities to simplify workflows, to extensive complex systems such as our Academy Award winning fur system. We develop both standalone applications and plugins for existing packages such as Maya and Motion Builder.
As part of our team, you will be working closely with artists helping to ease their workflows by troubleshooting and maintaining our tools.


• Provide prompt responses to users/artists, opening their scenes, investigating issues
• Debugging and bug fixing a variety of tools currently in productions pipeline
• Provide high-level fixes on R&D tools like UI changes when needed, plugin interfaces and basic new functionalities
• Participate in weekly team meetings to discuss progress and issues to be resolved, and report progress on a weekly basis.
• Manage workload by tracking and maintaining tasks.

Required qualifications:

• Knowledge of C++ and Python
• Ability to work well in a team and closely with artists
• Ability to multitask and change projects as requires in a production environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desired qualifications:

• Good knowledge of Linux
• Good knowledge of OpenGL
• BS/MS or equivalent knowledge and experience in Computer Science or a related subject
• Knowledge of Maya
• Experience with the APIs of either Maya, Renderman or Motionbuilder
• Experience with Qt
• Git and debugging/profiling experience

The Weta Digital R & D team will have representatives attending SIGGRAPH 2015. Please indicate when applying if you plan to attend SIGGRAPH and we will try to schedule a time to meet.

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