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Software Developer - Katana Production Technology (Pipeline, and R&D) London, United Kingdom


As a Lighting Software Developer for our Production Technology department you will work as part of a team to develop, improve, maintain and support the tools used by our surfacing and lighting artists to produce our award-winning Visual Effects and Feature Animation work

The core responsibilities for this position include

Designing/developing and maintaining Katana tooling for the surfacing and lighting teams
Collaboration with lighting artists and other software developers to establish pipeline and workflow best practices
Producing technical specifications and documentation for the tools you develop
Ensure that bug reports and support requests are dealt with swiftly and efficiently

As well as being technically proficient, you will also need to be a good communicator, you will be producing technical documentation, assessing and understanding the needs and requirements of our lighting artists, and communicating development timeframes to the team lead and your Project Manager Your ability to articulate complex technical information to non-technical people will help you thrive in this role

This is a great opportunity to join DNEGs Production Technology department and work as part of a team of talented software developers, reporting to your Lead or Senior Lighting developer You will have influence in all aspects of the software development life-cycle and will be contributing to the technology behind exceptional VFX work ranging from blockbuster epics to television dramas

Must have

Degree in Computer Science or similar subject, or equivalent industry experience
Software development experience in C , PyQt and Python
Experience using and/or developing for Katana and/or equivalent lighting/rendering package

Nice to have

Experience with automated software testing methodologies and tools
Working knowledge of Open Shading Language
Working knowledge of other specialisms within the Visual Effects pipeline
Experience with one or more modern renderers Renderman, Arnold, Mantra etc
Previous experience in surfacing and/or lighting for Film or Games

We would not be able to produce award-winning work without our Production Technology department, which is committed to nurturing a diverse and exciting workplace Our teams have a variety of backgrounds and originate from a number of different countries, working across the globe at the forefront of technology in the industry

About Us
We are DNEG, one of the worlds leading visual effects, animation and stereo conversion companies for feature film and television, with studios in London, Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montral, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Goa

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Entertainment/Media
Functional Area : IT Software : Software Products & Services
Role : Graphic Designing/Animation/We b Designing
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 26th May 2020

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