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Engineering Manager, Render Pipeline Group

Emeryville, California, United States

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Job ID R-03292 Location Emeryville, California, United States Business Pixar Animation Studios Date posted Apr. 20, 2022

Job Summary:

Pixar’s Render Pipeline Group (RPG) designs, develops, and supports the scheduling system and user tools that help create our award-winning movies and Disney Streaming content. We work to maintain a healthy, efficient, and scalable render farm, and keep the farm running smoothly for the shows. Each production pushes the limits of animation technology in unique ways, so our architecture needs to be dynamic by design. Are you a people-focused leader who can empower and support a hardworking and diverse team in a highly collaborative environment? If so, we want to get to know you! You have excellent technical instincts and experience, and you are adept at demystifying technology for non-technical audiences. You encourage your team to try new things, to fail, and to grow. Most of all, you are passionate about technology's role in facilitating creativity and productivity. Our ideal leader has a knack for getting things done and an instinct for finding elegant solutions to complex business problems. They provide clear direction and priorities so that the team can focus on delivering outstanding support experiences. With a clear understanding of where studio needs intersect with the team's charter, they carefully evaluate contending priorities and apply resources for maximum effect.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Champion a culture of trust, responsibility, and excellence within the team

  • Craft a team roadmap and strategically triage support needs against short and long term goals. Focus team to make progress despite resource constraints

  • Ensure timely and accurate communication with both Production and Systems teams

  • Work with the Production Rendering Supervisors to build a culture of partnership and trust across departments

  • Possess excellent collaboration skills and a positive, can-do demeanor

  • Hold yourself and others to a high bar when it comes to engineering methodologies, like writing maintainable code, providing good documentation and embracing automated testing

  • Go to Infinity and Beyond ensuring the success of the team and studio

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent degree/experience in related field

  • 5+ years in Engineering or Engineering Management

  • Experience with project management, leading technical teams, or coaching/mentoring other team members in a technical area

  • The organizational ability to multitask effectively

  • Familiarity with technologies used by the team (Python, Kafka, Elasticsearch, MySQL, Kubernetes) a plus

 

 

 

About Pixar Animation Studios:

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. The Northern California studio has created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “Theer Internationalt)ouille,” “WALL•E,” “Up,” “Toy Story 3,” “Brave,” “Inside Out,” and “Coco.” Its movies have won 35 Academy Awards® and have grossed more than $13 billion at the worldwide box office to date.

Pixar's objective is to combine proprietary technology and world-class creative talent to develop computer-animated feature films with memorable characters and heartwarming stories that appeal to audiences of all ages.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Pixar Inc., which is part of a business we call Pixar Animation Studios.

Pixar Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Pixar Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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