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Weta Digital Recruiting UX Designer, Senior C++ Developer, Lead Test Analyst & IT Runner

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UX Designer -­ Pipeline

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

Job Description

Looking for experienced designer interested in crafting elegant user experiences for our proprietary artist facing tools.
If you are a creative problem solver with a deep understanding of UX design, we want you to help our artists be as effective as possible by providing them clean, clear, easy to use interfaces and elegant solutions to complex workflows

Responsibilities

– Gather and synthesize user and business requirements from multiple sources including users, developers, stakeholders, and system architects
– Collaborate on user experience planning with lead architect and development leads
– Meet and collaborate with users to validate conceptual designs
– Communicate design decisions with diagrams, wireframes, detailed mock ups, leading to functional engaging prototypes with refined interaction and usablity
– Educate, evangelize and advise other teams on UX

Requires

– An understanding of contemporary user-­centered design methodologies
– A proven track record with highly functional interfaces for full featured applications and complex workflows
– Strong verbal and writing skills including an ability to communicate successfully with users to understand their work
– Strong conceptualization abilities, visual communication abilities, drawing/illustration skills essential
– Portfolio to accompany CV, ideally showing UX design process from beginning to end

Successful Candidate will

– Have a history of creating beautiful interfaces that are clean, clear and easy to use, that balance technical constraints against user goals
– Design elegant solutions to complex workflows
– Drive the dialogue with users to provide usability guidance for dev teams
– Advocate on behalf of the user throughout the software development process
– Able to operate in a self directed capacity and with minimal oversite
– Have a solid understanding of software development practices/methodologies like Agile, Spiral Motion graphics, 3d modeling, rendering, animation skills a plus
– Understanding of QT is a plus

Please fill out our online questionnaire and send your resume and portfolio to recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Senior C++ Developer -­ Pipeline

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

Job Description

Weta Digital is seeking clever, motivated, team players to join our award winning organization. We are looking for talented developers to work closely with our artists and development teams to provide industry leading technology

Responsibilities

– Design, code and test software written in C++ for Linux with considerations for highly performant scalable solutions

Requires:

– 5+ years experience C++ development, developing production code for applications and frameworks
– Deep working knowledge of software architecture and design methodologies
– Experience with Multi-­threaded, multi-­platform development and optimization
– Strong problem solving and communication skills with the ability to interface directly with users and domain developers

Successful Candidate Will Ideally:

– Have experience working in highly motivated Agile teams
– Work successfully in a group as well as operate in a self directed capacity
– Have experience with Boost, STL
– Experience or interest in development of user facing APIs
– Have experience in Games or VFX industry
– Have experience with either Maya, Motionbuilder, or Houdini API
– Have experience with Graphic API including OpenGL programming or DirectX would be a plus
– Enthusiastic appreciation for testing and debugging code

Additional Ideals:

– has contributed to open source projects

Please fill out our online questionnaire and send your resume to recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Lead Test Analyst -­ Pipeline

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

Job Description

Weta Digital is seeking talented Lead Test Analyst to join our award winning organization and work closely with our artists and development teams to help us provide industry leading technology. This is a fantastic opportunity to help our organization grow and be a part of an exciting and dynamic industry:

Responsibilities

– Design and implement full functional and structural (non-­functional) testing strategy for our pipeline software
(inclusive of test conditions and test objectives and documentation (test plans, test cases) as required)
– Manage testing including achievement of milestones and deliverables
– Provide quality assurance of structural (non-­functional) areas such as performance, deployment,stability
– As a leader within our collaborative team, provide mentoring and advice to other team members in the area of testing
– Provide quality control and improvement of processes and outputs

Requires:

– 5+ year track record developing application and framework test management
– 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
– Ability to build relationships with key stakeholders

Successful Candidate Will Ideally:

– Provide strategic direction for testing within our group
– Have experience working with highly motivated Agile teams
– Be comfortable writing code, working closely with developers and within teams
– Advise other teams on testing methodologies
– Be highly motivated and have a positive outlook

Additional Ideals:

– Experience with computer graphics projects
– Experience with Maya, Python, C++, Jira
– Experience in film or video game production

Please fill out our online questionnaire and send your resume to recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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IT Runner

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

Job Description

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and approachable person to join our Technical Support team as a Runner – tasks include monitor calibrations, delivery of stock between facilities, moving and setting up workstations, and some data entry.

Applicants should be conscientious, motivated, able to work independently and be prepared to work flexible hours. While the following skills will be beneficial to an application, this is an entry level position:

– Full New Zealand Drivers License (required)
– An understanding of the Linux desktop operating system. In addition, experience supporting Windows and OSX would be an advantage.
– Great customer service
– General computer knowledge (including basic networking, application installation, hardware upgrading)

Please send your resume and cover letter to recruitment@wetafx.co.nz and complete the technical online questionnaire.

Please also save cover letter & resume in pdf format, saving your own name within the filename, for our easy reference.
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