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DreamWorks - Software Engineer - CFX / FX

Glendale, CA
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title DreamWorks - Software Engineer - CFX / FX

Jobid 23768-388854

Location: Glendale, CA, 91222, USA

Description **Job Number** 37453BR

**Job Title** DreamWorks - Software Engineer - CFX / FX

**Business Segment** Film

**Sub-Business** Film Animation Technology

**Posting Category** Technology/Engineering

**About Us** From the award-winning storytellers, artist and innovators at DreamWorks Animation and DreamWorks Animation Television come the beloved characters and stories that come alive on the big and small screens. From films like Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Trolls to original TV series including Trollhunters, Voltron and Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, DreamWorks Animation continues to bring home the laughter, fun and courage to dream.

Visit www.dreamworksanimation.com to see our latest animated film and television productions.

DreamWorks is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

**Country** United States

**State** California

**City** Glendale


DreamWorks Animation is seeking a software engineer who is passionate about effects to join its R&D Effects /Character Effects team. Our team creates tools to be used by artists to setup, groom, simulate, and render a variety of dynamic effects including cloth, hair, fur, skin, fluids, fire, clouds, fracturing, and explosions. This position will work closely with artists in animated film production to develop new algorithms and efficient work flow tools. The team integrates their new algorithms into industry standard third party effects & animation packages. Our team encourages publishing our work and presenting at industry conferences. If this sounds like the work environment you have been searching for, please apply.

**Job Responsibilities:**

+ Write software tools for FX/CFX (simulations, collisions, deformers, rigging, rendering procedurals etc...)

+ Support and sometimes use tools in a film production environment

+ Integration of software into 3rd party animation

**Desired Characteristics**

+ Strong C++ experience

+ 2-3 years software development experience in production environment

+ Experience writing or using FX/CFX software

+ Experience with software like Houdini HDK and/or Maya API

+ Developing multi-threaded software

+ Production experience and/or working with visual artists

+ Python or scripting language

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Click Here to view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.


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The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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