Added by on 2015-07-13

Weta Digital Recruiting Lead Production Engineer

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Lead Production Engineer

Weta Digital is seeking a software development lead who excels when working in a fast-paced environment, takes pride in mentoring and growing teammates, and relishes the opportunity to collaborate with some of the smartest people in the VFX industry to solve difficult problems with innovative solutions.
Specifically, we are looking for someone who will provide leadership to a team of developers, build close relationships with other groups to encourage cross-team solutions to global problems, and ensure transparency of team priority and progress for both management and customers.
The successful candidate will join an existing team of highly motivated and passionate developers who not only love to write good code, but also care about the success of the product they are producing. The candidate will help oversee the growth of the development team as it (and the teams around it) expand.
The development lead will work with the team to architect solutions to problems involving interactions with internal and external systems. The development lead will guide the team in identifying implementation options at a range of costs and explain trade-offs to developers as well as stakeholders and management. This effort will drive scheduling, facilitating delivery of features in an iterative and incremental fashion.


– Leadership and representation of a 5-10 person development team
– Engagement and communication with other development teams
– Planning, estimating and tracking development and support
– Liaising with internal and external customers, including senior management
– Helping team members develop their skills, and ensuring code standards

Must Have:

– Leadership and team management experience
– Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work with wide variety of people
– Extensive knowledge of working in a lean, agile way with a preferred methodology
– At least 2 years experience in leading teams to deliver complex software applications
– At least 2 years experience in Python, particularly in a peer-reviewed environment
– At least 5 years experience in client-facing development & support role

Nice to Have:

– Experience working in highly motivated Agile teams
– Experience in a Linux-based development and deployment environment
– Experience in VFX, Games, or related industry
– Familiarity with of Maya, MotionBuilder, and other VFX applications
– Experience in API design, UI development, software testing
– Knowledge of C++, RabbitMQ, ElasticSearch, Go, Qt

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