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Technical Relations Manager, Software R&D (USD)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID R-03549 Location Emeryville, California, United States Business Pixar Animation Studios Date posted Nov. 08, 2022

Job Summary:

Our Software R&D department develops 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. We are looking for a Developer Relations Manager in our Software R&D Department! You'll be Pixar’s first point of contact for partner information management regarding Universal Scene Description (USD). You will promote standards and good development practices by actively engaging with partners and developer communities to build relationships and answer questions pertaining to our open source software and surrounding procedures. This position requires a blend of technical skills coupled with content development, presentation, and customer-facing skills.


  • Evaluate, evangelize, and drive USD adoption

  • Partner with engineers and management to develop recommendations for the product roadmap and process improvement

  • Help educate and support internal & external teams on relevant industry trends

  • Take a data-driven approach in defining developer relations success metrics and prioritizing work so that progress can be clearly measured and communicated to stakeholders

  • Provide project management with guidance on external project timeframes and priorities

  • Work closely with a technical writer to identify opportunities of improvement for documentation, guidelines, and other policies

  • Represent needs  of external partners to internal engineering teams


  • Know what it means to work in a cross-functional team structure and influencing across product areas/groups.

  • Understand how product roadmaps are crafted and what drives them 

  • Familiarity with presenting to technical audiences and generating content for developers

  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and make forward progress on multiple concurrent tasks

  • Know-how of developing software at a technology company

  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or equivalent practical experience

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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