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Software Engineer, Tools Application Framework (Core)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID R-03480 Location Emeryville, California, United States Business Pixar Animation Studios Date posted Sep. 29, 2022

Job Summary:

Our Software R&D department (Tools) is responsible for developing Pixar’s in-house and open-source software. We work very closely with both artists and engineers to build innovative filmmaking tools that enable our film production and continuously extend artistic reach. As a Software Engineer on the Application Framework team, you will work on developing and improving the software framework that underpins many of our custom, in-house, film-making applications like Presto. You will be part of a multi-functional team of developers and UI/UX designers, and help craft and implement robust, easy-to-maintain code. Are you enthusiastic about modular, extensible software architecture and API design? Do you love writing high-quality C++ code, and do you get excited by collaborating with designers to bring user interfaces to life? If so, we would love to have you on the team!

What you'll be doing:

  • Contribute to world-class 3D graphics software applications and frameworks that enable and support Pixar’s film production

  • Collaborate with a team of engineers, designers, technical artists, QA, build support and project management

  • Closely follow designs and human interface guidelines created in collaboration with our designers and bring user interfaces to life

  • Turn common user interface and workflow patterns into reusable software frameworks, and help ensure a consistent experience for our artists and technical users

  • Join forces with valued external partners, and help improve applications deployed with our open-source USD distribution

What you offer:

  • A strong understanding of C++ that you are continually expanding upon

  • Experience with Python and exposure to how C++ datatypes and functions are exposed to Python

  • Interest in and prior experience with Qt or a comparable software framework for creating graphical user interfaces

  • A passion for crafting high-quality code with attention to detail, readability and performance in mind

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

  • Experience building software holistically: From planning and proposal to implementation, testing, optimization and deployment

  • Thrive in a collaborative environment where you exchange knowledge with accomplished peers, and draw inspiration from amazing artists and designers

  • The ability to listen well and communicate clearly and succinctly

  • Two or more years of professional experience

  • Able to work hybrid work model (3 times a week on campus)

Nice to haves:

  • Experience working with UI/UX designers in a professional environment or project-based setting

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

    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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