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Senior Unreal Engineer


Senior Unreal Engineer

Weta Digital is the standard-bearer for creativity and innovation in visual effects and animation, attracting talent, partners, and clients that seek to push what is possible in pursuit of their artistic vision.  Along the way, our ground-breaking work has earned six visual effects Academy Awards®, 12 Academy Sci-Tech Awards and six visual effects BAFTA Awards in addition to the 34 Visual Effects Society Awards awarded to us by our peers.  Based in Wellington, New Zealand, we are best known for our work on The Lord of the RingsAvatar and the Planet of the Apes franchise.  We've recently finished work on a number of projects including the second season of Netflix's Umbrella Academy, Mulan and Zack Snyder's Justice League

The Special Projects development team is seeking Software Engineers with a passion for emerging creative technology. You will be working closely with world renowned film makers and artists, and truly pushing the limits of technology.

As a Senior Unreal Engineer within the Special Projects team you will:

  • Be a key part in the development of real time projects and the technologies that drive them;
  • Collaborate on multiple areas of a project: prototyping to production tooling, game logic to new graphics techniques to low level optimization;
  • Work with cutting edge unreleased software, developing techniques and tools to create high-quality real-time content;
  • Work closely with the team of artists and film makers to solve novel problems;
  • Write clear, maintainable, scalable, and highly functional code;
  • Be able to tackle editor, real-time engine, build or tool problems as they arise;
  • Integrate exciting new and emerging technologies into Unreal Engine;

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Several years professional experience as software developer using or writing game engines;
  • Excellent software engineering skills, including the ability to design, implement, debug and optimize software;
  • Experience optimizing both memory consumption and execution speed;
  • Experience mentoring, leading and guiding team members to a common goal;
  • Experience using Unreal Engine;
  • Communicate clearly, work well in teams, and be able to work smartly, quickly and efficiently in time sensitive situations;
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, innovative and creative environment;
  • Have a passion for emerging creative technologies.

Weta Digital is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate our diversity and believe in creating an environment where all our crew feel welcomed, respected, supported and appreciated.

This opportunity extends to applicants living & able to work in New Zealand; and also remote contract options are available for applicants residing & legal to work remotely in Australia, Canada, United States, United Kingdom and Europe.

New Zealand borders remain closed to foreign travellers until further notice, however there are now a number of specific roles for which we are seeking exemptions to permit non-resident crew to enter, live & work in New Zealand. Our preferred international candidate would be comfortable considering relocating to NZ for the duration of their contract.

If this sounds like you, apply directly https://careers.wetafx.co.nz/jobs/1060?a=CH 

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