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Weta Digital Recruiting Motion builder Operator Required, Pipeline Developer, QA Software Tester & Motion Senior Production Manager

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Motionbuilder Operator Required for US based Shoot

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

Job Description

Looking to hire a Motionbuilder Operator for a US based shoot,

We seek candidates with:

• Experience of operating Motionbuilder to an advanced level, and working in a live motion capture production scenario essential.
• Low level Python skills a bonus.

Candidates need to be available from September 2016 to 2017

To apply for consideration, please fill out our online questionnaire and send your resume through to: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Pipeline Developer – Shots – Siggraph

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

Job Description

Weta Digital is hiring Pipeline TDs for the Shots R&D department to help build production pipeline tools and workflows. The Shots R&D department provides production tools and work flows for the FX, Lighting, Comp and Matte Painting departments, and solutions that interconnect these departments with other groups in the company.
This is a highly technical position, and would suit a candidate with well-developed technical skills and a genuine interest in problem solving. The role requires interaction with artists as well as software engineers and other pipeline groups within the facility. Therefore, good communication skills and a willingness to work on multiple varied tasks are essential.
Most importantly, the candidate must be motivated and interested in the opportunity to learn new systems and concepts and be willing and able to adapt to the changing needs of feature film production.

Required skills

• Creating innovative and robust production pipeline development and workflow solutions.
• Degree in Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent work experience.
• Writing test frameworks
• Extensive knowledge of Python, broad experience with other programming languages a plus.
• Experience with source control systems such as SVN/Git
• Knowledge of and experience using Linux environment
• Strong interpersonal communication and teamwork skills.
• Strong time management skills.
• Strong problem solving skills.

Preferred Skills

• Prior work with DB and web stacks
• Experience with QT and UX design.
• Experience with Maya, Nuke and Houdini APIs
• Strong technical understanding of VFX workflows.

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

If you are attending Siggraph 2016, please note this in your cover letter, or the ‘Work Experience’ Field of the Online Questionnaire
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QA Software Tester – Siggraph

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

Job Description

Weta Digital is looking to improve the quality and stability of our internal tool chain.
This is an opportunity for an experienced QA/Test Engineer to come on board and help us to improve our testing platform for the company.
The successful candidate will work directly with VFX artists as well as software developers throughout the whole development process and being involved with the creation of new products and toolchains. This role will encompass both manual testing as well as test automation as we look to improve our overall process for QA & testing at Weta Ditgial.

Role and Responsibilities:

• Design and implement full functional and structural testing strategy for our pipeline software
• Work closely with both the development teams and artists to quantify and validate workflows.
• Create test rails to ensure we meet our stated design goals for new tools and workflows
• Monitor existing tools/toolchains for regressions in functionality.
• Convey concerns and bugs clearly back to the development teams.
• Highlight UI/UX issues that compromise the ease of use of in house tools.
• Understand feedback from the artists and convey those concerns back to the development teams.
• Suggest improvements to the testing framework to improve tool stability and quality.
• Assist in rollout/deployment of software to production environments.

Skills Required:

• 5+ years QA domain experience
• Working knowledge of Python and/or C++ including development processes and tools.
• Self-motivated & able to function with minimal direct management.
• Experience with bug tracking and Test Management Systems is desirable (Jira, test track, testrail or similar).

Desired Skills:

• Working knowledge of Linux
• Be comfortable writing code, working closely with developers and within teams
• Experience with VFX pipelines and processes.
• Experience with 3D tools (e.g. Maya, Houdini etc.).
• Experience improving and maintaining automated testing frameworks is desirable.

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

If you are attending Siggraph 2016, please note this in your cover letter, or the ‘Work Experience’ Field of the Online Questionnaire
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Motion Senior Production Manager

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

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Production Manager for the Motion group at Weta Digital.
This person would oversee the production teams in both the Animation and Motion Edit departments and work alongside a Senior Head of Department.

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Oversee all scheduled work within the production group, providing leadership and direction to Production department members.
• Collaborate with the Senior HoD of Motion in facilitating and supporting communication across the Motion group.
• Working with central management in ensuring Motion department teams are operating effectively and delivering to schedule
• Report any issues or concerns surrounding crew, workflow and production schedules to Head of Production
• Promote collaboration with other Senior Production Managers, promoting communication and working relationships with other departments outside of the Motion Group.
• Support overall group recruitment efforts
• Assess incoming work with Senior Heads of Dept and prepare department groups for upcoming work
• Build and maintain a positive working environment
• Instill and maintain regular processes within departments that ensure crew are receiving performance evaluations
• Work with Department Managers and HOD’s to ensure effective training programmes are in place for their respective disciplines
• Ensure that Contract renewals and hires are anticipated and carried out in a timely manner
• Manage Dept group budget
• Ensure post Mortems occur at the end of each project

Needs to know/have:

• 5+ years of practical VFX Production Management experience
• Strong leadership and management skills
• Excellent understanding of VFX technologies and workflows
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Methodical in approach and skilled in planning.
• Skilled in gaining the support and understanding of key stakeholders in Motion group decision making process.
• Proven knowledge of scheduling and scheduling tools
• Highly developed time management skills with an ability to prioritise

If this sounds like you, and you have the skills / experience listed above, please get in touch by filling out our online recruitment questionnaire at: www.wetafx.co.nz/jobs and send your resume to recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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