Added by on 2017-01-16

Weta Digital Recruiting Simulation Researcher & Developer Services Engineer

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Simulation Researcher

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

Job Description

Weta Digital is seeking a Researcher to join our Simulation Department:


– Work within a team environment to develop new simulation algorithms for CFD, Biomechanics, Plants and Clothing
– Adapt the latest research results into practical, production quality code
– Implement core simulation algorithms with a focus on high performance, multithreading, distributed computing, large scalability and robustness
– Analyse and optimize system performance
– Improve and maintain existing code to improve quality, reliability and maintainability
– Proactively test new and existing features to ensure the highest levels of quality
– Provide hands on user support. Find and fix bugs. Author high quality internal and end user documentation
– Planning and tracking development tasks, engaging with users, and collaborating with other departments
– Design and implement physically realistic material models

Required Qualifications:

– Masters or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Graphics, Physics or Mathematics
– 6+ years of industry software engineering experience
– Extensive expertise in largescale software engineering
– Proven simulation research expertise
– Fluency in C++ and experience with other languages such as Python
– Experience in performance analysis and optimization of highly parallel, scalable systems
– Ability to work well on a self directed team in a rapidly changing, deadline oriented environment

Desirable Qualifications:

– Qualifications in Film
– GPUcompute programming expertise and experience with interactive rendering algorithms
– Experience in film or video game production
– Experience in designing algorithms for MPI based applications
– Familiarity with tools such as Valgrind, Vtune, git, JIRA and so on
– Maya, Houdini or similar API expertise.

To apply for consideration, please fill out our online questionnaire at and send your resume through to:

Developer Services Engineer

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

Job Description

Weta Digital is seeking an Engineer to join our Developer Services team. Developer Services is a specialized IT team dedicated to managing the services that make it possible to deploy and maintain software at Weta Digital.
The work is a diverse combination of managing our Linux OS platform, tools and support for version control, ticketing, build systems, software installation, testing infrastructure, code review systems, devops automation, databases, authentication, authorisation and complex software/Linux faults.
You will be the point of contact for the day-to-day issue management for developers and assist our developers in enabling their success by providing creative solutions to challenging technical issues.


– Work directly with developers and system engineers to resolve technical issues
– Manage and improve existing developer infrastructure
– Support developer tool and services (Git, Jira, Jenkins, WAF, Gitlab and others)
– Automation (Puppet, Ansible, scripting, etc)
– OS deployment, package installation, environment management

Required Skills:

– Knowledge, equivalent experience or degree in computer systems engineering, software engineering or related discipline
– Hands on experience with Linux administration
– Some programming experience (C, Python, Perl, Go, Ruby, Erlang, Java, JS, etc)
– Debugging (strace, tcpdump, diff, gdb)
– Virtualisation and container systems (KVM, VMware, Docker, LXC, etc)
– Automation tools (Puppet, Ansible, Chef, Salt or similar)

Desired Skills:

– Interest in open source software
– Prior experience in the visual effects, entertainment, media or gaming industries
– Web development skills
– Knowledge of software development paradigms (Agile Scrum/Kanban, etc)
– Experience with build systems, CI/CD (Jenkins, Gitlab CI)

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! Please fill out the online questionnaire at and send your uptodate resume to:
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