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Senior Graphics Software Engineer

Emeryville, California, United States

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Job ID R-02692 Location Emeryville, California, United States Business Pixar Animation Studios Date posted Dec. 11, 2020

Job Summary:


  • Develop, implement, test, and support 3D graphics software in a Linux environment

  • Collaborate effectively with a team of engineers, QA, Build, UI, Doc, and Project Management

  • Partner with artists and technologists to provide excellent software development and support for film production

  • Collaborate on Open-Source initiatives like Hydra, Universal Scene Description (USD) and OpenSubdiv.


  • You are highly proficient in C++ and software engineering standard methodologies

  • You have an adept knowledge of modern rendering architectures for rasterization and/or raytracing, both hardware and software

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent professional experience

  • Strong ability to trouble-shoot with high attention to detail and quality

  • You’re comfortable working in a Linux development environment or are excited to learn

  • You enjoy and have experience working with technical and non-technical software users

  • Proven ability to deliver high-quality software in our studio's fast-paced and dynamic environment while adhering to deadlines

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of 3D applications (e.g., Maya, Houdini, Katana) a plus

  • Experience with Hydra, USD or OpenSubdiv development is a big plus!

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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.,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “WALL•E,” “Up,” “Toy Story 3,” “Brave,” and “Inside Out.” Its movies have won 32 Academy Awards® and have grossed more than $10 billion at the worldwide box office to date. “Coco,” Pixar’s 19th feature, opened in theaters on November 22, 2017.

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 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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