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Sr. Software Engineer, Story/Editorial

Apply NowApply Later Job ID R-03362 Location Emeryville, California, United States Business Pixar Animation Studios Date posted Jun. 10, 2022

Job Summary:

Our Software R&D department 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. At Pixar, we are all a part of the storytelling process, and you will have an opportunity to partner with our filmmakers as we make the best movies in the world.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with storytellers, artists, editors, and software engineers during the iterative, creative process of making our award-winning films as they use software you wrote
  • Design, develop, and maintain our modern software, employing strong principles for code quality and maintainability
  • Incorporate the unique requirements for new and improved filmmaking processes into plans for tool functionality spanning the pre-production, production, and post-production lifecycle
  • Collaborate with researchers on innovative and interesting new techniques for meeting the software needs of our animators and artists
  • Contribute to Open Source projects used in the filmmaking industry, such as OpenTimelineIO
  • Present your work to the engineering and filmmaking teams
  • Mentoring other engineers

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3-5+ years of strong professional engineering experience
  • Ability to design & architect sophisticated software systems in Python, C++ and/or Swift
  • Strong software engineering skills, and dedicated craftsmanship are a requirement. Git, code reviews, automated testing, and continuous integration are key parts of our workflow
  • Ability to trouble-shoot with a high attention to detail and quality
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in macOS/iOS and/or Linux environments and modern UI frameworks, such as AppKit/UIKit or Qt
  • Have the ability to listen well, and communicate clearly
  • Thrive in a collaborative and diverse environment where you exchange knowledge with accomplished technicians and draw inspiration from extraordinary artists
  • Able to work a hybrid model

PREFERRED:

You should have experience with at least a few, ideally several, of the following. We do not expect you to know all of these.

  • Film/animation production environment
  • Building filmmaking production pipelines
  • Video production tools (e.g. Avid, Premiere, Final Cut, Nuke, FFmpeg)
  • Editorial formats (e.g. AAF, EDL, OTIO, etc.)
  • Video/audio formats & codecs (e.g. MOV, MXF, h264, DNX, etc.)
  • Drawing tools (e.g. Photoshop, Procreate, etc.)
  • Web services (e.g. REST, etc.)
  • Modern computer graphics, OpenGL, Metal and GPU technologies

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 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.

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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