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Animal Logic

Sydney - Australia
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Software Eng: Procedural Geometry&Simulation(C++)


Could you be the motivated Software Developer we are seeking to join our core R&D group, based in our Sydney studio? If so, you would help continue the evolution of our visual effects production tools and processes, especially in the areas of natural phenomena simulation, procedural geometry generation/amplification, and creature effects. The role will involve the development and support of tools and techniques in collaboration with our artistic staff.

You may have a background in film, animation, television, visualisation or games fields. An interest in mathematics and/or physics would be beneficial.

What you’ll get to do:

·         Work alongside some of the best artists and developers in the world

·         Apply your technical skills to create new tools and techniques for simulating hair, fur and cloth

·         Integrate those tools and techniques into both established and new artist workflows.


What you bring:

·         A tertiary qualification in Computer Science or Engineering

·         3 or more years of experience in a related field

·         Software development experience using C++/C++11 and Python

·         Working knowledge of relevant applications such as Houdini and Maya, including their APIs

·         Ability to develop tools and UIs for creative users

·         Experience with UNIX / LINUX

·         Good communication skills

·         Willingness to work in a fast-paced production environment

·         Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently for some tasks

·         Experience using software profiling and optimisation tools e.g. VTune, Valgrind

·         Mathematical skills and familiarity with algorithms for numerical simulation

·         Working knowledge of other relevant APIs or extension languages, such as OpenGL, Bullet, OpenVDB, CUDA, Boost, TBB, Qt or PyQt

·         An appreciation of design aesthetics


What you’ll need to include in your application:

·         Your resume/CV

·         You may also give links to relevant websites that might demonstrate your work either as code or as a visual example of the results of your code.


Due to security reasons please do not include any links to Dropbox or Google Docs.

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If you are interested in applying for this position then please complete our online application form via our website

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 Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Alien: Covenant, and is currently in production on The LEGO® Movie Sequel (2019). Other film credits include: The LEGO® Movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Great Gatsby, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy 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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