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Software Engineer, Animation

Emeryville, California, United States

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Job ID R-03040 Location Emeryville, California, United States Business Pixar Animation Studios Date posted Aug. 25, 2021

Job Summary:


  • Design, develop, and maintain new features in Presto as part of the Software R&D animation team

  • Work closely with animators and artists during the creative and iterative process of filmmaking

  • Work on a range of projects from small independent efforts to large, collaborative projects with other technical teams

  • Help define the feature requirements for future films during the pre-production process

  • Partner with researchers to implement experimental technology and explore new and innovative ways to meet the software needs of our artists

  • Present your work to the engineering and animation teams


  • Proven proficiency in C++

  • A desire to collaborate with users in a creative environment

  • Strong problem-solving skills that employ your high attention to detail and quality

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

  • Experienced in the UNIX / Linux environment

  • Familiarity with UI frameworks such as Qt to build rich user interfaces

  • Bonus points for knowledge of current rendering architectures, OpenGL, and GPU technologies

  • Experience with 3D applications (e.g., Maya, Houdini, Katana) along with previous experience in a production environment is a plus

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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