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Animal Logic

Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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Team Lead - Java


Are you an experienced Team Lead who will provide leadership to one or more Java development teams through specification, design, implementation and delivery of software and tools?!

The successful candidate will interact regularly with technology departments, Leads in the various production departments and will be directly involved in the development and maintenance of production tracking and reporting systems; digital asset management systems; and database systems that play a key role in automating our production pipeline.

The Team Lead will be responsible for the overall planning and development processes, technical architecture and quality standards, in addition to hiring, career development and coaching of team members.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Lead teams of software developers contributing to production tracking and render farm management systems
  • Liaise with vendors, technology providers, and partners that are directly connected to the systems and tools maintained by the development teams
  • Prototype and design relevant software systems
  • Contribute to design and oversee implementation of cross-project technical solutions
  • Work with program managers and technical leads to develop roadmaps and technical plans for projects or ongoing development
  • Monitor status of development work and mitigate any deviations, where possible

What you bring:

  • A post-secondary qualification in Computer Science or related
  • At least 2 years team leadership experience
  • At least 8 years Java development experience including exposure to:
    • Spring, JMS, Web Services, GWT
    • Multi-site architectures
    • AKKA and the Actor Model
    • Agile methodologies
  • Experience leading full-stack development teams and knowledge of modern frameworks (React, Angular, Vue, etc.)
  • Continuous integration/deployment experience
  • Previous technical leadership and mentorship experience across multiple teams
  • Demonstrated experience working with internal or external clients
  • Previous experience gathering and documenting requirements
  • Successful delivery of team projects to a schedule
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • An understanding of the current state of modern software development practices and issues

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Animal Logic is an independent Australian company that has been at the forefront of creating digital content, award winning design, visual effects and animation for the film and television industries for over 25 years. With studios in Sydney and Vancouver and development offices in Sydney and Los Angeles, Animal Logic continues to forge new partnerships and collaborations with leading studios and filmmakers to develop and produce stories that resonate with a global audience.

In 2017, Animal Logic completed production on Peter Rabbit, The LEGO® Ninjago MovieGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Alien: Covenant, and is currently in production on The LEGO® Movie Sequel and Captain Marvel (2019). Other film credits include: The LEGO® MovieAvengers: Age of UltronThe Great GatsbyLegend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole300Happy Feet and The Matrix.

For over 25 years, Animal Logic has remained committed to innovation, technical and creative excellence and most importantly, creating a collaborative and storytelling culture with a unique voice. We have BIG dreams!

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