Software Developer - Senior

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Contract

Job Description

We are hiring a Senior Software Developer for our visual effects toolset in our London-based software team. Capable of delivering award-winning technical solutions to creative challenges we are looking for someone able to contribute directly to the success and timely delivery of some of the most technically challenging and widely recognized movies in production.

To work hand-in-hand with our artists, providing the tools and technologies used to create the stunning imagery for our films. It is a highly dynamic environment, which requires a cool head, creative thinking and pragmatic problem solving. The team needs people who are able to take initiative, develop software of the highest quality, and think beyond the scope of each development task - our environment thrives on the ability to communicate complex problems in a simple form to team members, stakeholders and all the way through to users of the system. We require our developers to
support the full life cycle of our software projects from design to maintenance, while constantly improving the software to address new challenges!

We are looking for a software developer with an excellent grasp of VFX processes and pipeline. The role will be responsible for the further improvement of our software tools and technologies including our flagship tools such as Alice, Kali, Furtility, Volumetrics tools and more.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with Lead to ensure that implementations are consistent with overall Software department strategy.  
  • Work with and mentor more junior members of the team to help resolve issues and solve problems.
  • Communicate tasks, challenges and workflows across a globally distributed team.
  • Design and architect cutting edge tools and technologies while maintaining existing stack.
  • Contribute technical and user facing documentation.
  • Build relationships with key artists and production staff.
  • Work with teams cross site in the development of pipeline tools for a multisite studio

Qualifications

  • At least 5-8 years of experience in a VFX facility (or equivalent industry).
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a Technical Animation Degree.
  • Strong understanding of computer graphics, mathematics, and physics/simulation.
  • Advanced knowledge of C++ and Python. Fabric’s KL and Lua a bonus.
  • Expert with Linux operating system and developing on this platform.
  • Advanced knowledge of key VFX application APIs - Maya, Katana, Houdini and/or Nuke.
  • Experience with Fabric Engine a plus.
  • Experience using development best practices.
  • Experience designing simple UX for complex back end functionality.
  • Experience with asset management APIs and dependency handling.

Additional Information

Personal Attributes: 

  • Highly committed and able to work independently and as a team.
  • Positive attitude towards learning, sharing and mentoring.
  • Extremely organized with good communication skills and an excellent attention to detail.
  • Deadline orientated and ability to remain calm in a fast-paced and high pressure environment.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the dynamic world of visual effects.