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Animal Logic

Sydney - Australia
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Software Engineer - Rendering


Are you interested in working on our state-of-the-art Glimpse renderer used by hundreds of artists in a production environment?  Glimpse is a complete production renderer used for all of Animal Logic's feature animation and visual effects work. If the answer is yes, then read on!

What you’ll get to do:

  • Work on all aspects of the renderer, including scene representation, render and sampling engine, raytracer, shading system: everything required for generating highly realistic images for our films.
  • Create and maintain tools that are directly used in our lighting, shading, and compositing workflows.
  • Closely collaborate with technically minded artists to design, implement and rapidly deploy into production.
  • Be part of a small, dynamic and self-motivated team of individuals with varied backgrounds.
  • Take on responsibility, get stuff done, and make our artists happy!.

What you bring:

  • 2+ years’ experience developing rendering software using modern C++.
  • Master's or PhD degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Have a background in film, animation, television, visualization, games, or come fresh out of academia with a strong focus on computer graphics.
  • Thorough understanding of photorealistic rendering, light transport and global illumination techniques.
  • A passion for algorithms, optimization, and data structures.
  • Good mathematical skills and familiarity with numerical methods, probability and statistics.
  • The ability to work in a dynamic and challenging environment, take direction and possess good communication skills.

And you might also have:

  • Real-time rendering experience. 
  • Raytracing and shading technologies such as Embree and RSL/OSL/GLSL.
  • Developing high-throughput algorithms on GPUs.
  • Writing high performance code, with a good understanding of parallel programming, compilers and optimization.
  • Familiarity with DCC applications such as Houdini and Maya, including their APIs.

Interested? Check out our online application form via our website.

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Animal Logic is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2 and Super Pets. Recent productions include Captain MarvelThe LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Peter RabbitThe LEGO Ninjago MovieGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Alien: Covenant. 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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