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Weta Digital Recruiting QA Software Tester/Test Engineer, DevOps Engineer & Pipeline Developer

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QA Software Tester/Test Engineer

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

Job Description

We are 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 and deployment systems. The successful candidate will work directly with users and developers throughout the development and deployment process. This role will encompass both manual testing as well as test automation as we look to improve our overall process for QA & testing.

Role and Responsibilities:

– Design and implement functional and structural testing strategy for our pipeline software.
– Work closely with users to quantify workflows into step-by-step, outcome-driven tests to ensure we meet our stated design goals for tools and workflows.
– Monitor existing tools/toolchains for regressions in functionality.
– Evaluate new features for stated functionality.
– Convey issues clearly to the development teams.
– Improve the testing processes
– Develop automated testing framework.
– Assist in rollout/deployment of software to production environments.
– Author automated unit tests and functional tests that can be employed to quickly and automatically highlight any problems or regressions in software that is due for deployment.

Skills Required:

– 5+ years QA experience
– Working knowledge of Python testing frameworks such as unittest, py.test, zope.testing, doctest, or nose.
– Self-motivated & able to function with minimal direct management.
– Experience with bug tracking and Test Management Systems (Jira, test track, testrail or similar).
– Experience with Linux.

Desired Skills:

– Working knowledge of Git revision control system.
– Experience with 3D tools (e.g. Maya, Motionbuilder,Houdini etc.).
– Experience with VFX pipelines and processes.

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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DevOps Engineer

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

Job Description

Weta Digital is looking a developer who can work to improve the integration of software from a variety of developers, departments, and locales into a functional and vetted software environment suitable for Production. The successful candidate will work directly with VFX artists as well as fellow software developers, throughout the development and deployment processes. This role will encompass both the creation and maintenance of technologies related to the authoring of deployment code, environment management code, install scripts, test suites for both manual and automated execution, etc. Generally speaking: the assembly and vetting of software environments into a functional suite of tools for Production.

Role and Responsibilities:

– Facilitate the software deployment and install process
– Collaborate with development teams on the resolution of bugs or deployment issues.
– Collect and understand feedback from the end-users, translating such feedback into actionable tasks.
– Track software dependencies; test such dependencies to ensure that all required software is present in an environment, and that required combinations of software are compatible.
– Author automated unit tests and functional tests that can be employed to quickly and automatically highlight any problems or regressions in software that is due for deployment.
– Work with the department to determine and realize ideal deployment practices and release schedules.
– Work closely with QA, the development teams and users to quantify and validate workflows.
– Assist QA in software testing and creating step-by-step, outcome-driven tests to ensure we meet our stated design goals for tools and workflows.
– Monitor existing tools/toolchains for regressions in functionality.

Skills Required:

– Be comfortable writing code, working closely with developers and within teams.
– Solid knowledge of Python, shell scripting, C++ including development processes and tools, testing frameworks
– Self-motivated & able to function with minimal direct management.
– Experience with bug tracking and Test Management Systems (Jira, test track, testrail or similar).
– Experience with Linux.
– Working knowledge of Git revision control system.

Desired Skills:

– Experience with 3D tools (e.g. Maya, Motionbuilder,Houdini etc.).
– Experience with VFX pipelines and processes.

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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Pipeline Developer

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

Job Description

Weta Digital seeks exceptional Pipeline Developer to join our Production Engineering team.

Production Engineering designs, develops and maintains core pipeline applications and services used by departments throughout the company. Among them: Review and Dailies Pipeline, Asset Tracking Services, Software Environment Management and the Rendering Pipeline. These systems are the building blocks essential for supporting and tracking all processes involved with image rendering and data creation.

Weta Digital runs one of the largest render farms in the world, consisting of over 60,000 cores and petabytes of storage to manage. Production Engineering maintains the primary software interfaces responsible for managing processes and tracking data.

Responsibilities:

– Provide support for and improvements to existing pipeline tools
– Develop new applications and processes

Requires:

– BS/MS or equivalent in Computer Science
– 2-3 Years’ experience in VFX, Games, or related industry
– Expertise in Python, particularly in a peer-reviewed environment (e.g GitHub)
– Strong skills in Linux command line and shell scripting (tcsh, bash, zsh)
– Experience developing and supporting scalable services
– Strong communication skills including the ability to interface with both domain developers and end users
– A passion for creative problem solving

Strongly Preferred:

– Prior work with DB and web stacks
– Skills in Java, MySQL, PostgreSQL, AngularJS, Javascript
– Experience with GUI frameworks (PyQt, PySide)
– Experience or interest in development of user-facing APIs
– Appreciation for test writing and debugging
– A positive attitude, particularly toward learning and sharing
– Ability to work in a group as well as operate in a self-directed capacity
– Capacity to perform in a fast-paced, time constrained environment

Additional Ideals:

– Experience developing in C, C++, Go, Thrift
– Skills and experience with Maya API, Nuke
– Experience with AMQP based systems (RabbitMQ)
– A general understanding of NoSQL systems (CouchDB, Cassandra, Redis)
– Experience working in highly motivated Agile teams
– Prior contribution to open source projects

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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