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Software Engineer (Research & Engineering)

Apply Now Apply Later Current TFCF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10011125 Location Greenwich, Connecticut, United States Business Blue Sky Studios Date posted Dec. 17, 2020

Job Summary:


Blue Sky Studios

We are a collection of enduring brands and iconic, unforgettable characters. We create content for audiences big and small, reaching billions of people every day. Most of all, we are many individuals, each uniquely talented, each a critical piece to our puzzle, who collectively become a power. Desire to thrill and engage? Join us as we engage and inspire.


Providing custom software for the production of computer animated movies. This custom software is used in most aspects of the CG pipeline including modeling, animation, special effects, image processing and rendering. It solves problems for which no off-the-shelf solutions are available. 


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, debug and maintain software, written mostly in C++ and Python, using state-of-the art algorithms and procedures.

  • Software may be stand-alone or plug-ins to third-party packages such as Maya, Houdini and Nuke.

  • Write documentation, demonstrate and instruct production staff on use of software.

  • Stay current with advancements in relevant fields.

  • Research possible new methods to improve quality of CG product, to improve productivity of CG production staff or to improve software development itself.



 Education and/or Experience Required:

  • Education: MS or PhD in Computer Science, Physics or Math preferred.

  • Experience: strong programming experience in Computer Graphics / Vision, Physics or Math.

Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificate

  •  Strong organizational and time management discipline.

  • Ability to discuss and explain technical issues with non-technical production staff

  • Ability to anticipate, understand and respond to artistic considerations when developing software.

  • Operate professionally and effectively in stressful situations.

  • Strong self-motivation and ability to work both in a group and alone

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.  Blue Sky Studio management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

About Blue Sky Studios:

One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation. Blue Sky Studios is the animation studio behind the wildly successful ICE AGE and RIO franchises, along with this year's FERDINAND animated feature film!

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 Blue Sky Studios, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Blue Sky Studios.

Blue Sky Studios, 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, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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