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Weta Digital Recruiting Software Developer, HR Contract Administrator, Experienced Rotoscope Artists, Environment Modeller, Layout Technical Director & Senior Texture Artist

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Software Developer in R&D Department

Category: Research and Development
Company: Weta Digital
Location: Wellington (New Zealand)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Weta Digital R&D Department is looking for a Software Developer to join our team.
R&D Department creates, develops and maintains tools for pipeline, procedural modelling and dressing, realtime rendering, 2D imaging, animation and VR.
We aim to keep quality of Weta Digital’s products to the highest level also ensuring quantity and continuity in the production pipeline, easing users workflows and speeding up processes.
As a software developer you will support a diverse range of areas in the R&D Department.

Responsibilities:

• Collaborate with core team members develop and support features that artists use daily
• Debugging, implementing and supporting features
• Work within existing code base to support APIs that other developers in the company are constantly using
• Learn and use Weta Digital’s proprietary renderers and scene manager APIs to extend and support features in a large variety of plugins that modellers, animators, lighters, compositors use in their workflow
• Plan and manage tasks for daily work load

Required Skills:

• BS/MS or equivalent knowledge and experience in Computer Science or related
• 3+ years of applicable experience
• Good knowledge of C++ and Python.
- Experience developing reliable, maintainable, high-performance code
• Experience with DCC APIs such as Maya and/or Renderman and/or Motionbuilder
• Excellent problem solving skills.
• Parallel programming
• Ability to develop a productive relationship with users
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desired Skills:

• Proficient with 3D math including linear algebra
• Experience with any of the following: OpenGL, CUDA, OpenCL
• Qt development
• Previous work in the visual effects and/or games industry

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

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

Job Description

Weta Digital is looking for an HR Contract Administrator to join our expanding team, ideally available to start mid-late April

Must Have:

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent attention to detail
• Well developed negotiation skills – ability to secure objectives, while staying empathetic to crew needs and maintaining consistency with key messages from management
• Well developed administrative skills – to both maintain current practices and suggest innovative improvements to streamline the work of the team
• Ability to interpret key data at a department level and as it relates to individual contractor.
• A reasonable level of fiscal literacy in order to make and support recommendations to management regarding the terms of individual contractors agreements
• Familiarity with legal/contracting terminology in keeping Weta Digital’s standard practices
• Dispute resolution techniques – able to maintain a neutral objective stance, while communicating between stake holders on multiple levels
• Able to work individually and as part of a team
• Ability to self-manage, large volume, multiple deadline workloads on an ongoing basis

All candidates must be residents or citizens of New Zealand/Australia to apply.

If this sounds like you, please fill out our online questionnaire and send your resume to recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Experienced Rotoscope Artists

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

Job Description

Weta Digital is looking for experienced rotoscope artists to join our expanding team, ideally available to start June/July 2016

Job Description

Create accurate and detailed roto mattes for delivery to the Compositing Department

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for the accurate rotoscoping of shots, excellent time management skills essential. Communicate well with compositors / leads to ensure the desired outcome.

Required Skills

3+ years feature film experience.
Advanced Silhouette user, Knowledge of Nuke, Maya and Mocha.

This is not a junior compositing position, we are looking for skilled and experienced rotoscope artists, career artists, team players.

If this sounds like you, please fill out our online questionnaire and send your resume to recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Environment Modeller

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

Job Description

Weta Digital is looking to hire an Environment Modeller to join our award winning team.

Must have

• Experience with natural landscape modelling (hero level renderable geo – not matte painting projection level geo): terrain-rocks-trees
• Ability to both build new assets from scratch and work with component libraries
• Good organizational and inter department communication skills
• Good eye for composition, dressing
• Technical experience a plus (maya scripting mel -python)
• Experience in scanning /photogrammetry a plus
• DEM geo control experience a plus

Non NZ-resident applicants should have a minimum 3 years experience in feature film production.

Good to have

Software : Maya – Zbrush – Photoscan / RealityCapture experience a plus

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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Layout Technical Director

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

Job Description

Weta Digital requires a junior- to mid-level technical director to work within the Layout Department. The successful candidate will receive training and mentoring to develop their career toward a Layout TD position.

The specific job requirements are:

• Knowledge of Maya with skills in camera, modelling, animation and rendering
• Comprehension of photographic composition and understanding of cameras
• A solid understanding of matchmove concepts
• Knowledge of Nuke
• Strong communication and organizational skills
• Scripting abilities in python and mel a plus
• Previous Layout or Level Design experience a plus

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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Senior Texture Artist

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

Job Description

Weta Digital is now looking for a Senior level Texture Artist.

Required Skills:

– Evidence of strong artistic skills, which can include drawing and painting, must be presented in portfolio/showreel.
– A passion for painting highly detailed photo-realistic textures for work on organic and hard-surface models.
– Have strong initiative and problem solving skills to work efficiently and maintain deadlines under pressures.
– Be able to work from reference and interpret artistic direction from supervisors.
– Experience in look-development such as working with shading networks.
– Advanced knowledge of Mari & Photoshop.
– Strong knowledge of Maya and UV layout.
– Have good communication skills.

Applicant would also ideally have:

– Enjoy being part of a team and be prepared to assist others.
– Be willing to share techniques and experience.
– Zbrush/Mudbox sculpting experience.
– Procedural texturing experience.
– Working knowledge of Linux.
– Lighting experience.

Please note: A detailed shot breakdown of all material on reel must be provided with application.

Please complete Weta’s online recruitment questionnaire at www.wetafx.co.nz/jobs (including any showreel links that you may have available) and forward your resume and showreel breakdown to us at:recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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