Senior R&D Developer

Cinesite is recruiting a Senior R&D Developer that will be responsible of the further improvement of our software tools and technologies. The ideal candidate must have a strong understanding of computer graphics and advanced programing skills to actively participate to the development and integration of creative tools into an overall production pipeline.

The Role:

  • Assist the Lead R&D with all aspects of technical components
  • Maintain and advance Cinesite’s global production pipeline; keeping our pipeline efficient and up-to-date in response to new production challenges.
  • Research, design, implement, test, provide technical documentation and support CG software systems and tools for the studio in collaboration with the Pipeline team, the supervisors and the leads
  • Identify and optimize bottlenecks in algorithms and workflows
  • Work with a first-class development team in designing and implementing Cinesite’s production toolset.
  • Interact directly with Department Leads to identify and implement integral improvements to our workflow.
  • Provide support, training, and tutorials to the pipeline department
  • Communicate with third-party software vendors to discuss technical issues and bugfix requests
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and new technologies

We’d like to talk to you if you have/are:

  • University degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics or related field
  • 5 to 7 years’ experience developing software
  • Advanced proficiency in programming languages Python and C/C++
  • A solid understanding of visual effects and/or animation pipelines and workflows
  • Extensive experience with source control and build systems in a Linux environment
  • Strong grasp of software development best practices such as TDD, continuous integration and agile methodologies.
  • A proactive attitude and great team spirit (essential)
  • Experience with global pipelines across multiple sites (a plus)

What can we offer?

Cinesite offers a positive, creative environment where the world’s leading animation and effects artists are encouraged and supported to develop and produce challenging, cutting-edge, award-winning work.

We work as a collective, where excellence, expertise and expression are valued by all; where we collaborate with some of the world’s leading creative thinkers and produce work to which we are proud to put our name.

If you want to be part of the Cinesite story, please submit your application as an online submission via this website. If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly. If your application is not retained for this position, it will stay on file for future opportunities.