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Software Engineer Intern, Renderman - Summer 2022

Emeryville, California, United States

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Job ID R-03136 Location Emeryville, California, United States Business Pixar Animation Studios Date posted Dec. 01, 2021

Job Summary:


  • Maintain and develop tools to facilitate use of RenderMan and ancillary tools in production pipelines
  • Perform product development and maintenance tasks
  • Proactively test new and existing functionality to ensure the highest levels of quality
  • Contribute to team efforts by participating in design discussions, sharing engineering responsibilities, and fostering adoption of best practices


  • The focus of your college degree is in computer science
  • You have fluency in C++
  • You have a solid foundation in software engineering, including object-oriented programming
  • You understand and are interested in photorealistic rendering (ray tracing, BXDFs, geometry processing)
  • You are familiar with shading languages and their use in film production pipelines
  • You have strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • You can work well independently within a fast paced, dynamic, quality-obsessed environment
  • You are conversant in the latest developments in the industry
  • You are available to work full-time Mon-Fri for 12 consecutive weeks between May – Sept
  • You already possess the right to work in the United States


  • You are working towards a MS or PhD level advanced degree.
  • Recent MS or PhD grads who are within the first year post graduation are eligible to apply
  • You must provide a short personal statement (200 words or less) explaining your interest in working as a software development intern for Pixar’s RenderMan Products Group

Visa Sponsorship:

  • Unfortunately, we are not able to sponsor student / intern visas at this time

Submission Process and Application Materials:

  • Attach a single PDF file containing your cover letter, your resume and your personal statement.
  • Due to the high volume of submissions, we are not able to provide feedback nor are we able to respond to requests for application status. You will be notified when there is an update on your application.
  • In submitting your application, you are agreeing to the terms of our Submission Release Form. Without this, we are unable to consider your application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Sunday, February 13, 2022

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