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Post Production Software Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID R-03525 Location Emeryville, California, United States Business Pixar Animation Studios Date posted Nov. 02, 2022

Job Summary:

Our Post Production Engineering team crafts software to support all of Pixar's post production pipeline, including color grading, localization, packaging, delivery, and media asset archiving. Together with our internal clients, we've built a sophisticated production pipeline and our tools can generate terabytes of new media in a single day. Our software touches every Pixar project (feature films, shorts, series, and promotional material) and every version of it (Digital Cinema, Blu-ray/UHD, 3D, International). As technology advancements like HDR, 4K, and streaming transform our industry, we are looking for engineers who are passionate about tackling new problems. You are a versatile software engineer who can wear many hats, from design, development, testing, and support. You are dedicated to writing reliable, maintainable code, in both a new and legacy codebase. You are happiest working directly with the people who use your tools, to understand their workflow and needs. You are an enthusiastic team member, who wants to contribute your engineering skills to support Pixar's film production. You have experience with or interest in image and video processing. You are hardworking, flexible, and an excellent communicator. Does this sound like you? If so, we'd love to hear from you.


  • Build a robust yet flexible software pipeline to allow our production users to quickly and accurately guide our films through the post production process
  • Design, develop, and maintain our codebase, employing strong principles for code quality and maintainability
  • Partner with our users to design products around their workflows and to provide support as they encounter new production requirements for our software


  • Unix / Linux
  • Python / Django / Tornado
  • Golang
  • Javascript / Vue.js / Jest / Cypress
  • Rancher / Docker / Kubernetes
  • FFmpeg / jpeg2000 / Wailua / Kakadu / OpenImageIO / OpenTimelineIO / Nuke
  • Massive parallel computing / Distributed processing / Render farms
  • Git / Gitlab-CI
  • Nucoda / Clipster


  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent formal training
  • 3+ years working in a professional setting
  • Experience with Python, Linux, and web technologies
  • Strong software engineering skills, including familiarity with git, code reviews, automated testing, and continuous integration
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to collaborate on a team
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum
  • Bonus points for knowledge of post production pipelines and event driven systems

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-renoinswned 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,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “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.

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 segment 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.

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