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DreamWorks - Software Engineer, Production Pipeline

Glendale, CA
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title DreamWorks - Software Engineer, Production Pipeline

Jobid 23768-374884

Location: Glendale, CA, 91222, USA

Description **Job Number** 34890BR

**Job Title** DreamWorks - Software Engineer, Production Pipeline

**Business Segment** Filmed Entertainment Group

**Sub-Business** Film Features Animation

**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.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** California

**City** Glendale


The Studio Production Pipeline team is responsible for the design, implementation and ongoing maintenance of the global computer animation pipeline across all feature productions at Dreamworks Animation. Pipeline Engineers have an understanding of the entire computer animation process and play a critical role in balancing constant changes in software capabilities with the demands of an evolving production workflow.


+ Forge a path to a new, scalable, distributed pipeline while maintaining the active, legacy software systems used in feature animation production

+ Use your understanding of computer science and computer animation to deliver creative, workflow-minded solutions to challenging technical problems arising from feature production

+ Collaborate with Artists and Technical Directors to develop robust technical solutions in service of production needs


+ Self-motivated and detailed approach to problem solving

+ Proactive attitude towards customer service

+ Strong time management skills

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills

+ Solid understanding of the feature animation production process

+ Experience integrating with industry standard applications (e.g. Houdini, Maya, Nuke, Katana)

**Desired Characteristics**

+ Extensive knowledge in Python

+ BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience

+ Awareness of UX design principles and best practices

+ Experience working in Git and/or GitHub

+ Experience in web UI design and front-end programming

+ Experience with C++, Java, JavaScript

+ Experience in software development using Linux or other UNIX derivative

+ Knowledge of web services architecture and infrastructure

+ Familiarity with No-SQL databases (e.g. MongoDB, Couchbase, ElasticSearch)

+ Familiarity with messaging systems and protocols (e.g. Kafka, 0MQ, RabbitMQ, Websockets)

+ Familiarity with logging systems and analytical front-end applications (e.g. Logstash, Kibana)

+ Experience using industry standard applications (e.g. Houdini, Maya, Nuke, Katana)

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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