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DreamWorks - Software Engineer - Previz/Layout/Surfacing

Glendale, CA
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title DreamWorks - Software Engineer - Previz/Layout/Surfacing

Jobid 23768-383234

Location: Glendale, CA, 91222, USA

Description **Job Number** 36429BR

**Job Title** DreamWorks - Software Engineer - Previz/Layout/Surfacing

**Business Segment** Filmed Entertainment Group

**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.

Visitto 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.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** California

**City** Glendale


DreamWorks Animation is seeking an experienced software engineer to develop, enhance, and support Maya-based tools for Previz, Layout, and Surfacing. Some areas of anticipated development include the integration of supported toolsets with in-house rendering and web-service based asset management solutions, as well as the design and development of proprietary set dressing/world building tools. Attention to detail, exceptional communication skills, and a passion for exciting and challenging development work and great design are essential.

**Job Responsibilities:**

+ Develop, enhance, and support Maya-based tools for Previz, Layout, and Surfacing

+ Interfacing directly with Production artists and technical users in collecting requirements

+ Consulting and collaborating with development team leads on design and systems integration efforts

+ Software design, planning, estimating, and reporting of progress/status


+ Understanding of CG concepts and techniques

+ Strong problem solving skills

+ Strong communication skills with an ability to work with both technical and non-technical users

+ Ability to balance critical ongoing support with longer-term development objectives

**Desired Characteristics**

+ B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science

+ 2+ years of professional CG development experience

+ Expert in C++, Python, Maya C++ API, and Mel/Python scripting

+ Experience with UI development using Qt or equivalent UI toolkit

+ Experience with object-oriented software design

+ Experience with:

+ Linux based development

+ Physically based renderers (e.g. Arnold)

+ Asset management systems and concepts

+ Asset conditioning pipelines and techniques

+ Previz/Layout/Surfacing process, pipeline, and techniques

+ OpenGL development, "real-time" rendering, and Maya Viewport 2.0 APIs

+ Multiprocessing, threading models, and application tuning/performance optimization

+ Network programming, e.g. client/server design, sockets, and web service architectures

+ Supporting and extending legacy code bases

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


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