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Weta Digital Recruiting Department Production Manager, Developer and Test Engineer, Intermediate and Senior Pipeline Developers, Junior Developer, Look-Dev Software Engineer & Look-Dev Pipeline Developer

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Department Production Manager

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

Job Description

Weta Digital is looking to hire a Department Production Manager to join our growing Production team. We are keen to talk to experienced production candidates who have a track record of scheduling and managing through to delivery, large volumes of work on complex VFX projects.

Job Description:

The Dept Production Manager is responsible for overseeing the entire schedule of a single project, or a substantial component of a single project within a department at Weta Digital.

Key Responsibilities:

• Managing either the entirety, or a significant proportion of a large show. Supporting the Dept manager with the planning of resource requirements, and ensuring a comprehensive schedule is built, maintained and tracked through to final delivery.
• Sharing responsibility for scheduled targets and working with both department production and show production to ensure the schedule is on track, ensuring that risks and changes are communicated clearly and in good time.
• Reporting on weekly progress, including Stacks (milestone) updates, passing on relevant client feedback and any other supporting information that would benefit the team.

Needs to know and have:

• Proven scheduling experience and knowledge of scheduling tools, ideally database knowledge, preferably Shotgun.
• Good knowledge of Excel & Word.
• Organised and able to multi-task, especially with regards to fielding queries from, and providing updates to multiple groups.
• Capable of motivating and leading teams with enthusiasm
• Able to troubleshoot & solve problems
• Calm and personable under pressure and when working to tight deadlines.
• Able to delegate effectively and provide mentoring to Production Coordinators & Assistants
• A minimum of 3+ years experience working in VFX production
• Previous experience in LookDev production is preferable, but not essential

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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Developer and Test Engineer

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

Job Description

Production Engineering supports and builds software which helps our crew make movies. Our tools include small utilities, plugins for applications like Maya and MotionBuilder, and complex render/asset tracking systems. You will work directly with artists to understand their requirements and then write code which enables them to be more effective at their jobs.
We are re-imagining how we perform software testing and deployment and are looking for somebody to guide us in this process.

You must:

• Have 2+ years professional experience as a developer and test engineer
• Have a computer science degree or equivalent experience
• Be comfortable in Python and/or C++
• Be comfortable in a Linux development environment
• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Enjoy dynamic and challenging environments!

If this sounds like you – we would love 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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Intermediate & Senior Pipeline Developers

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

Job Description

Production Engineering supports and builds software which helps our crew make movies. Our tools include small utilities, plugins for applications like Maya and MotionBuilder, and complex render/asset tracking systems. You will work directly with artists to understand their requirements and then write code which enables them to be more effective at their jobs.

You must:

– Have 2+ years professional experience in the VFX, gaming or related industry
– Have a computer science degree or equivalent experience
– Have strong skills in Python and/or C++
– Be comfortable in a Linux development environment
– Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Enjoy dynamic and challenging environments!

If this sounds like you – we would love 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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Junior Developer

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

Job Description

Production Engineering supports and builds software which helps our crew make movies. Our tools include small utilities, plugins for applications like Maya and MotionBuilder, and complex render/asset tracking systems. You will work directly with artists to understand their requirements and then write code which enables them to be more effective at their jobs.

You must:

– Be a New Zealand citizen or hold a current New Zealand work visa
– Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Have a computer science degree or equivalent experience
– Be comfortable solving problems with Python and/or C++
– Be comfortable in a Linux development environment
– Enjoy dynamic and challenging environments!

If this sounds like you – we would love 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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Look-Dev Software Engineer

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

Job Description

Weta Digital is seeking a Software Engineer to join the Look-Dev R&D department.

Our mission:

– To create and support all the tools used for Look Development within the company, including texturing, material authoring, shading surfacing, appearance modelling
– Conduct research in appearance-related problems, such as material models, material filtering, material measurement, texture creation, for the purposes of improving quality and efficiency of Look Development.

The ideal candidate will have extensive software engineering expertise and a solid computer graphics R&D background. Internship and junior positions are also available for this role.

Responsibilities:

– Participate in code design and code reviews within the Look-Dev R&D department.
– Implement and test new Look-Dev technology within a production pipeline.
– Provide support for Look-Dev tools to hundreds of production users.

Required Qualifications:

– 3+ years of solid C++ software development experience.
– Good understanding of computer graphics techniques (linear algebra, material models, light transport algorithms, geometry processing tools, etc).
– Ability to translate a paper or research idea into practical and efficient production code.
– Ability to design, write, debug and share code within a team.
– Good communications skills and English language fluency.

Desirable Qualifications:

– Previous experience in computer graphics research.
– Previous experience in software engineering in the VFX industry

To apply, please complete our online questionnaire at www.wetafx.co.nz/jobs and send your resume through to us at: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Look-Dev Pipeline Developer

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

Job Description

Weta Digital is seeking a Pipeline Developer to join the Look-Dev R&D department.

Our mission:

– To create and support all the tools used for Look Development within the company, including texturing, material authoring, shading surfacing, appearance modelling
– Conduct research in appearance-related problems, such as material models, material filtering, material measurement, texture creation, for the purposes of improving quatlity and efficiency of Look Development.
The ideal candidate will have extensive pipeline engineering experience within a production environment, as well as software engineering expertise. Internship and junior positions are also available for this role.

Responsibilities:

– Participate in code design and code reviews within the Look-Dev R&D department.
– Integrate and test new Look-Dev technology within a production pipeline.
– Provide support for Look-Dev tools to hundreds of production users.

Required Qualifications:

– 3+ years experience with Python, Qt and PyQt/PySide.
– Experience with programming against database interfaces and domain APIs.
– Good understanding of modern programming techniques and tools.
– Good problem solving skills.
– Ability to write practical and efficient production code.
– Ability to design, write, document, test, debug and share code within a team.
– Good communications skills and English language fluency.
– Comfortable talking to users and developers and understanding feature requests.

Desirable Qualifications:

– Experience with C/C++ programming.
– Experience with Maya scripting and programming.
– Masters-level degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

To apply, please complete our online questionnaire at www.wetafx.co.nz/jobs and send your resume through to us at: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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