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Graphics Software Engineer
Emeryville, CA

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Job Description

Pixar's Software R&D department is responsible for developing Pixar's in-house proprietary animation software. Our Engineering Team is looking for a software engineer to help build and maintain the studio's specialized animation software. This position requires a deep understanding of software application engineering, an ability to collaborate in a large multi-functional team of accomplished developers, and skill in crafting and implementing robust, easy to maintain code.


* Develop, implement, test, and support 3D graphics software in a Linux environment

* Collaborate effectively with a team of engineers, QA, Build, UI, Doc, and Project Management

* Partner with artists and technologists to provide excellent software development and support for film production

* Collaborate on Open-Source initiatives like Hydra, OpenSubdiv and Universal Scene Description (USD)


* You are highly proficient in C++ and software engineering standard methodologies

* You have an adept knowledge of modern rendering architectures for rasterization or tracing, both hardware and software

* A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent professional experience

* Strong ability to trouble-shoot with high attention to detail and quality

* You love working in a Linux development environment

* Previous experience and/or knowledge of 3D applications (e.g., Maya, Houdini, Katana)

* You enjoy and have experience working with technical and non-technical software users

* Proven ability to deliver high-quality software in our studio's fast-paced and dynamic environment while adhering to deadlines

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Experience with Hydra, OpenSubdiv or USD development is a plus

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Pixar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We know our storytelling is at its best when we include, celebrate and embrace difference. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. | Follow us on Twitter @PixarRecruiting.

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