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Digital Domain

Los Angeles, California - United States
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Unity C# / Java Programmer

Description

Purpose of the job:

Digital Domain is one of the largest and most influential visual effects studios in the world. We produce top tier visual effects for movies, television, commercials, along with virtual production, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) development services for clients and internally created content. The virtual production team is leading the industry with an advanced real-time visualization pipeline tightly integrated with motion capture, game engine, and interactive VR/AR technologies. We are looking to expand this team for work on key feature film and immersive storytelling experiences. We are seeking experienced game developers to help create world class virtual reality experiences in both Unity and Unreal. Working with cutting edge technology in an rapidly evolving field of Virtual Reality for a variety of entertainment clients affords the kind of diversity only an entertainment leader in the field can offer. 

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Develop, Test, and Maintain C#;Java; C++ Code for the Unity Platform.
  • To work closely within the virtual production and VR teams to develop and maintain lightweight classes covering AI, hardware device input, network server/clients and game play mechanics to support production pipelines for virtual reality experiences.
  • Knowledge of optimization and streamlining game engine code for virtual reality in terms of memory, frame rate and performance.
  • Help develop new and exciting game play and experience mechanics for new virtual reality projects.
  • Identify and Design and develop core tools into the pipeline.
  • Work with virtual production and virtual reality team to understand technical requirements, and deduce reasonable solutions for the given need, with an eye for systems, and practices which can make future productions more efficient.
  • Active participation in technical and artistic discussions and problem solving; strong communication skills.

Additional Skills Desired:

  • Higher 3D Math Skills ( Vectors, Matrices, Collision Physics )
  • Shader Writing Capability
  • AI System Design, and Debugging.
  • Unreal C++ Experience

Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience Required:

  • 2+ years of 3D engine development experience within the games industry and with at least one game shipped on PC or console. 
  • 2 + years of experience developing optimized modules in C#/Java within Unity.
  • VR development experience advantageous.

Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificate: 

  • Strong knowledge of object oriented design, design patterns, 3D Math, linear algebra vector math and associated data structures.
  • Expert knowledge of Unity3D and/or Unreal including GUI, asset bundles and materials/shaders.
  • Strong knowledge in 3D graphics development (Particle Systems, Shaders) and performance optimization within game development.
  • Detailed knowledge of C#/Java essential.
  • Ability to implement existing script and/or visual scripting modules into optimized and economic code within a group of developers. 
  • A good sense of creating and maintaining code bases that are accessible and modular.
  • Willing to help lead the development path for creative development solutions for overall development pipeline and for individual projects. 
  • Strong knowledge of version control system such as perforce / svn / git.
  • Understanding of Maya and Python tool development advantageous.
  • Agile Development Experience, a plus.
  • Experience with shader development in Unity advantageous
  • Fast, organized, take direction well, and can deal with high profile directors, vfx supervisors and production designers.
  • Strong organizational and communications skills along with understanding production values, deadlines and priorities
  • Willing to take direction and be a team player.

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: 

  • Office working environment.
  • Hours for this position are based on normal working hours but will require extra hours pending production needs.
  • Walking/bending/sitting.

 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.  Digital Domain 3.0, Inc management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.