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Weta Digital Recruiting Storage Engineer, Senior Java Developer, Production Engineer & Software Developer

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Storage Engineer

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

Job Description

Our Systems team are looking for a Systems Engineer to join their team. The Systems Team provides the underlying infrastructure for the facility, including storage, network, fibre ring, servers, etc. They also provide rostered 24/7 coverage for critical system failures.
The Systems Engineer performs both day-to-day support and project work to sustain and improve our large (several thousand hosts), primarily Linux-based infrastructure. At the senior level, Systems Engineers are additionally responsible for helping design hardware architecture, software solutions, and providing technical leadership to the rest of the facility on infrastructure solutions and tools.

We are looking for experienced candidates who can display the following:

Preferred Experience (one or more of the following):

* Extensive experience with highly available Storage Systems, NetApp/Oracle ZFS NAS, Fibre Channel Storage
* Hands on experience with Cisco UCS hardware and switches in a hypervisor environment
* Advanced Windows Server administration, Advanced Powershell knowledge
* Security and threat prevention

Required Experience:

* At least five years of hands-on Linux (ideally Ubuntu/CentOS) system administration
* At least one scripting language (Python, Perl, Bash)
* TCP networking knowledge (VLAN, LACP, VPN, routing)
* In-depth knowledge of common network services (DHCP, DNS, email etc)
* Systems and network debugging tools (strace, tcpdump, Wireshark etc)
* Enjoys working with Open Source software

Desirable Experience:

* BSc/MSc or equivalent knowledge and experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Engineering or equivalent
* Experience managing and optimising (large scale) storage and cache configurations – NFS, CIFS, ZFS, NetApp, Avere
* Cloud Provider integration (AWS, Google, Oracle or similar)
* Advanced networking knowledge (BGP, OSPF, VRRP, Firewalls)
* High performance computing (HPC) environments
* Understanding and experience using RDBMS software such as MySQL and PostgreSQL
* Monitoring/Automation/Configuration tools (Nagios, Puppet, SaltStack, Cfengine, Splunk, ELK stack)
* Archive & Backup systems configuration and testing (DMF, CommVault)
* Mac OS X & Windows enterprise deployments
* VMware experience
* Prior experience in the VFX production, entertainment, media or gaming industries

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 Java Developer

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

Job Description

Weta Digital seeks exceptional Java 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

– Responsible for supporting and improving the functions and efficiency of existing applications and systems, design and develop high-volume, low-latency applications for mission-critical systems, delivering high-availability and performance.
– Successful candidate will also provide advice to the Production Engineering Lead on architecture and structure of Production Engineering deliverables, and will be flexible, able to work with changing project priorities, and deliver quality work on time and to specification.

Requires

– BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
– 10+ years of hands-one Software Development experience
– 6+ years of experience in Java development
– Hands on experience in designing and developing applications using The Spring Framework.
– Object Oriented analysis and design using common design patterns.
– Profound insight of Java and JVM internals (Classloading, Memory Management, Transaction management etc)
– Expert knowledge of Relational Databases, PostgreSQL and MySQL a must.
– Experience in designing programming APIs utilised by expert to novice developers.
– Experience with test-driven development.

Highly Desirable:

– Experience in film, visual effects and postproduction

Personal Attributes:

– Highly committed
– Able to work independently and as well as part of a team
– Positive attitude towards learning and sharing
– Deadline oriented; able to work in a fast paced environment
– Able to solve problems as they arise and remain calm under pressure
– Strong written and verbal communication skills
– Ability to work to both long and short deadlines

If you would like to apply for consideration, please complete the online questionnaire and send your resume through to us at: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Production Engineer – Pipeline

Category: Other
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 and send your resume through to us at: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Software Developer – Procedural Modelling

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

Job Description

You will be joining Weta Digital’s Research and Development team.

The candidate will join a team developing a new interactive procedural modeling system. The goal of this system is to support artists in the creation of large scale natural environments. This project is multi-faceted covering areas of simulation, biology, geometric modelling, user interface, animation, rendering, level of detail, systems design and pipeline integration.

Responsibilities

– Developing components of the core system architecture
– Create intuitive user interfaces to aid artists in controlling the system
– Development of various procedural techniques for creating models of plants and environments
– Communicate with artists and integrate feedback
– Write reliable, high performance code
– Manage supporting legacy tools while working on a new system

Required Experience

– Extensive knowledge of C++
– Ability to work well in a team and closely with artists
– Experience with UNIX / Linux
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– 3+ years of applicable experience
– BS/MS or equivalent knowledge and experience in Computer Science or a related subject

Desired Experience

– Procedural modeling
– Physically based simulations
– Large scale software systems
– Version control and build management systems
– OpenGL and Qt
– User interface design

Please fill out our online questionnaire at: www.wetadigital.com/jobs and send your resume through to: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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