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Senior New Technology Software Developer at Moving Picture Company (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

We are hiring a Senior Software Developer as part of the New Technology group in Vancouver. We are looking for a candidate with a proven grasp of VFX processes and pipeline as well as an imaginative view of the future. The candidate will be responsible for rapidly prototyping and validating bleeding-edge research and technology offerings, garnering customer excitement and providing insight to kick-start the development of future MPC software products.

New Technology was launched within MPC in 2017, to provide a space for particularly speculative VFX Software development opportunities. We explore how VFX artists will work in the future, leveraging partnerships with MPC's other Software teams, academic and industrial researchers, and vendors of VFX technology. We present our work both internally and externally, demonstrating MPC's commitment to being an innovation leader.

Primary Responsibilities

  •     Work with a local team, as well as remote members

  •      Work with and mentor more junior members of the team to help resolve issues and solve problems.

  •     Identify new opportunities for rapid R&D

  •     Design and prototype cutting edge tools and technologies.


Skills and Experience

  •     At least 5 years of experience in a VFX facility (or equivalent industry).

  •     Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a similar field.

  •     Strong understanding of computer graphics, mathematics, and physics/simulation.

  •     Advanced knowledge of C++ and Python; Lua and other languages a bonus.

  •     Expert with Linux operating system and developing on this platform.

  •     Knowledge of key VFX application (Maya, Katana, Houdini and/or Nuke) APIs a strong benefit.

  •     Experience with machine learning a strong benefit.

Personal Attributes

  •     Highly committed and passionate

  •     Positive attitude towards learning about technology and the industry, sharing and mentoring.

  •     Loves puzzles and open-ended problem solving, particularly when faced with new APIs/tools.

  •     Confident presenter, able to switch between technical and non-technical audiences with ease.

  •     Well organized, with an excellent attention to detail.

  •     Ability to remain calm in a fast-paced and rapidly-changing environment.

Additional Information

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the dynamic world of visual effects. If you are an ambitious software developer looking for an opportunity to work with cutting edge technology then we look forward to your application.

If you’re still not quite sure and would like more information or to just ask someone about life as a technologists at MPC, then please do not hesitate to get in touch! We want to be able to answer all your questions to ensure you are fully engaged and informed on the opportunity you are applying for. Please direct your questions to our Global Head of Technology Recruitment, Satveer Aujla and he will get back you!

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