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Weta Digital Recruiting Facilities Administrator, Production Assistant, Catering Supervisor, Python Application Developer, Tester/Test Analyst, Mocap/Performance Animators & Software Developer and Pipeline TD

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Facilities Administrator

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

Job Description

Level
Senior Administrator

What the Job is

Ensure Facilities vendor relationships run effectively and efficiently

Needs to Do

• Coordinating and managing Weta’s external vendor relationships
• Providing administration and streamlining systems and processes
• Assisting in implementing overall improvements where appropriate
• Providing administrative support to the team where required.

Needs to know

• Office software
• Previous experience in an administrative/coordinator role within a Facilities team
• Experience with internal and external clients
• Experience in purchasing and negotiating with suppliers and vendors
• Excellent organisation and customer services skills

Nice to have

• Full clean NZ Driver Licence
• Knowledge of Weta Digital Crew and culture

Applicants must be a New Zealand Citizien or New Zealand Permanent Resident

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!
Please fill out the online questionnaire and send your resume through to us at: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Production Assistant

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

Job Description

Role – To assist the Production team in any matter as required. Could include, organising meetings, taking notes and following up with artists, delivering files and documentation to the clients, organizing reference material, ordering food and providing support to the team.

Needs to Be

• Organised and able to use initiative
• Confident clear communicator
• Sharp and resilient
• Calm and personable under pressure
• Able to handle confidential material
• Able to multitask
• Good attention to detail
• Comfortable dealing with all levels of the organization
• Able to juggle priorities in a fast paced environment
• Able to troubleshoot and solve problems.
• New Zealand Citizien or New Zealand Permanent Resident

Not required but nice to have:

• Previous knowledge of VFX pipeline and/or film industry experience
• Knowledge of Filemaker, Excel & Word

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!
Please fill out the online questionnaire and send your resume through to us at: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Catering Supervisor

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

Job Description

Level
Supervisor

What the Job is

The Catering Supervisor ensures that the day-to-day catering operations and logistics at Weta Digital run smoothly and efficiently.

Needs to Do

Ensuring that the 7 day a week catering operations and logistics at Weta Digital run smoothly and efficiently across various sites for over 1400 crew.
Inventory of food/beverage and assess purchasing needs (monitor spending and value for money).
Work with catering providers and food vendors to plan and continuously improve food menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, celebrations and meetings.
Develop catering and food schedule – develop and document systems, policies and procedures
Provide outstanding customer service to crew and food vendors

Needs to know

Successful experience managing food, logistics, and catering operations for large groups
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and some weekends.
Proficiency in MS Office software (especially Excel)
Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
Outstanding interpersonal, customer service and organisational skills.
Demonstrated accuracy with details and organisation of self and surroundings.
Ability to successfully manage a team and work as team member, multi-task, and work independently.
Nice to have
Full clean NZ Driver Licence

Applicants must be a New Zealand Citizien or New Zealand Permanent Resident

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! Please fill out the online questionnaire and send your resume through to us at: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Python Application Developer

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

Job Description

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.
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!

Role 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

Key Skills:

– Python – preferred, those with C++ or java experience may have relevant skills
– Postgres, MySQL or similar enterprise level database server experience
– At least 4 years of Linux exposure
– Exceptional communication skills both written and oral
– Ability to work under pressure
– An eye for detail

Desirable Qualifications & Experience:

– BS/MS or equivalent knowledge and experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Engineering or equivalent
– At least 4 years prior experience in a similar development role
– Full-text search engines such as elasticsearch
– Experience with NoSQL databases

If this sounds like you – we want to hear from you! Please fill out our online questionnaire at www.wetafx.co.nz/jobs and send your resume to: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Tester/Test Analyst

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

Job Description

Weta Digital is now hiring for a Tester/Test Analyst to join our InfoSys team.

Role Responsibilities:

As the tester/test analyst within a specialised development team, we are looking for someone who can:

– Design and implement a testing strategy for our Mac OS primary media-review system (Objective C), inclusive of test conditions and test objectives and documentation (test plans, test cases) as required
– Conduct testing, generate test reports and track bugs
– Regularly meet with the developers to improve application quality, and manage the achievement of milestones and deliverables
– Provide quality assurance of structural (non-functional) areas such as performance, deployment, stability
– Provide quality control and improvement of processes and outputs
– Review UI and UX to continuously improve user experience

Requirements:

– 2+ year track record developing application and framework test management
– Proven testing background in Mac OS environment
– Developer background / experience
– Solid understanding of software architecture and design methodologies
– Experience working across multiple applications and projects
– Demonstrable knowledge of testing methodologies
– Strong communication skills
– Ability to work successfully both independently and in a team-oriented collaborative environment

Successful Candidate Will Ideally:

– Provide strategic direction for testing within our group
– Have experience working with highly motivated Agile teams
– Advise other teams on testing methodology
– Be highly motivated and have a positive outlook
– Have reasonable understanding of Objective C

Additionally Nice to have:

– Experience with computer graphics projects

If this sounds like you – we would love to hear from you! Please fill out our online questionnaire and send your resume through to: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Mocap/Performance Animators

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

Job Description

Weta Digital Motion Department are looking for candidates who are passionate about working with realistic motion-captured performances of character and creature animations to high quality standards.

The requirements for the role are:

Primarily responsible for editing body motion of captured performances and integrating motion elements into the shot environment.

Performance Animation/Editing Motion includes:

• Repairing contacts and interaction between characters/props/environment/terrain.
• Non-destructive modification of motion to work with the requirements of the shot including staging, spatial and timing adjustments according to directors and supervisors feedback.
• Blending in/out body motion and stitching motion together.
• Adding finger/toe animation, staging, and performance adjustments that includes enhancing/reducing gesture and weight.
• Other editing includes: sharpening/smoothing/exaggerating/tuning-down and inserting/removing/adding body movement/ body-language/ reaction/ anticipation/ follow-through…
• Understanding of mapping techniques and transferring motion from one character to another.
• Ability to catch and identify technical issues.

Must Have:

• Sharp eyes for motion, timing and posture.
• Good understanding of the principles of Animation
• Background in using Motionbuilder and Maya.
• Experience working with motion-captured performance/animations.
• Attention to details.
• Good communication skills.

Background in using Linux and experience with Nuance is a plus.

If you would like to apply for consideration, please complete the online questionnaire at www.wetafx.co.nz/jobs and send your resume through to us at: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Software Developer and Pipeline Technical Director in Motion R&D team

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

Job Description

Weta Digital is looking for Software Developer and Pipeline Technical Director to join their Motion R&D team.

The requirements for the role are:

• Organized and experienced in managing development projects and prioritizing pressures
• Excellent communicator, able to liaise with developers and artists to understand feature requests and solve production problems
• Flexible and adaptable, comfortable in a fast moving team environment
• Clear understanding of modern programming techniques and technologies
• Good proven experience with Python, Qt and PyQt/PySide, C/C++
• Knowledge of GIT or other version control system
• Maya and/or Motionbuilder API experience desirable, (scripting and programming plugins)
• Preferred understanding of motion capture pipeline
• Working knowledge of software architecture and design methodologies
• Experience or interest in development of user facing tools
• Experience with multi¬-threaded, multi¬-platform development and performance optimization
• Degree in computer science preferred or proof of equivalent experience

If you would like to apply for consideration, please complete the online questionnaire at www.wetafx.co.nz/jobs and send your resume through to us at: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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