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Sydney - Australia
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Software Engineer: Pipeline


Would you like to work with a global Pipeline team (distributed between Sydney and Vancouver) responsible for creating software used by artists in various craft departments across an animation and visual FX studio? Read on to find out more!

As a member of the team you will be building tools and interfaces, enabling asset flow, scene assembly and scene manipulation, to support and manage complex workflows in a highly iterative pipeline.

You will have experience in the visual effects/animation industry and have an excellent ability to communicate effectively with both technical and creative crew, and have demonstrated your capability to operate independently as well as within a larger team.


What you’ll get to do:

·         Contribute to the development & maintenance of core tools and libraries

·         Troubleshoot issues reported by production 

·         Develop an understanding of production requirements and workflows

·         Communicate appropriately with technical and creative crew


What you bring:

·         A third-level qualification in Computer Science, Engineering or related.

·         Minimum 2 years’ experience in Software Development, preferably in VFX, Animation or Games.

·         Strong software design and engineering skills: familiarity with design patterns and their appropriate use.

·         Strong skills in either C++ or Python, with a preference for both.

And you might also have:

·         Experience with the APIs of industry standard applications such as Maya, Nuke, Houdini etc.

·         Experience with USD or other Scene Description formats 

·         Familiarity with Git and Github, various build and CI systems

·         Strong Linux skills and understanding of modern systems architecture.

·         Performance Analysis, Debugging and Optimisation.

·         Multi-threaded/Concurrent systems.

·         Design and Implementation of user-facing APIs and Graphical User Interfaces.

·         Familiarity with libraries such as Alembic, OpenImageIO, Boost, OpenEXR, USD, Qt/PyQt.

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

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To apply, please complete our online application form via our website:

Animal Logic is recognised as one of the world’s leading independent creative digital studios, producing award winning design, visual effects and animation 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.

Animal Logic is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2 and is creating visual effects for Captain Marvel. Recent productions include The 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.

Animal Logic Entertainment (ALE) is the production arm tasked with developing a strong slate of innovative, commercially minded, story driven projects stamped with the visual and technical innovation that has become the hallmark of the studios’ work. The development slate, while eclectic and diverse, has a core focus on tent pole, 4-quadrant family feature animation and hybrid projects as well as filmmaker driven and visually arresting live action/VFX films. ALE is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2. Previous projects include Peter Rabbit and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

Truant Pictures, a subsidiary of Animal Logic, collaborates with both emerging and established talent to develop and produce thought-provoking genre films for an international audience. Truant Pictures operates out of Animal Logic’s Sydney-based studio and Los Angeles office, alongside ALE.

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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