• Unreal Software Developer Supervisor

    Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
    Posted Date 5 days ago(12/2/2019 5:43 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-2537
  • Overview

    WildBrain Studios is looking for an experienced Unreal Software Developer Supervisor to join our team!  You may have known us as DHX Media – we’ve recently changed our name to reflect our renewed commitment to pushing the creative and focusing on the artist experience. At WildBrain we create epic entertainment experiences for kids and family through industry leading animation. Join us and see what other great things are happening at WildBrain!

     

    The role:

    WildBrain Studios – Vancouver is seeking an Unreal Software Development Supervisor to join an exciting new project which will advance technologies with the Unreal Game Engine and our episodic animation pipeline. WildBrain Studios (formerly known as DHX Media) is an 800-person animation studio in Vancouver, B.C.  – we offer excellent benefits and an amazing work environment. And we’re dog friendly! Come join us!

    Responsibilities

    You will get to: 

    • Work with Pipeline Team to ensure tools and processes meet the global pipeline direction
    • Work closely with Producer and CG Supervisor to create bespoke pipeline tools for production use
    • Work in blueprints to program actions/animations in Unreal Engine 4
    • Building scalable Blueprint templates within Unreal Engine
    • Writing C++ and Python and effectively managing code versioning and documentation
    • Help develop and implement new production pipeline tools based on game engine technology
    • Design and develop core pipeline tools and processes to meet production needs
    • Create and update documentation explaining our processes and tools
    • Support and debug tools and processes to ensure stability and usability
    • Stay current with new technologies and push the creative and technological bar.
    • Mentor other members of the pipeline and advanced technology teams
    • Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
    • Be a positive and creative force on the team
    • Be proactive, forward thinking and collaborative with others

    Qualifications

    You will be a great fit on our team if you have… 

    • 4+ years of experience with developing tools for Unreal Engine
    • Previous experience working with Blueprints and C++ in Unreal Engine required
    • Experience coding in Python
    • Experience with Maya
    • A working knowledge of JScript or other object-oriented programming language
    • Excellent problem-solving skills and communication skills
    • Experience with leading people and projects
    • A detail-oriented mindset with a strong ability to multitask
    • Proficiency in application of 3D math and computer graphics an asset
    • Familiarity using version control (Perforce or Git)
    • An advanced knowledge of networking and performance issues that arise with automated tools
    • Experience with performance capture data and workflows a plus

    Specific skills we’d love to see…

    • Experience in Cinematics or an understanding of the episodic animation production process, including modeling, texturing, animation, rendering, compositing and FX creation
    • Experience developing for Nuke and Shotgun is a plus
    • Experience with Qt is a plus
    • Knowledge of Agile Development Methodology (scrum) is a plus

    Education

    • Bachelor/Diploma in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or other related discipline

     Why work at WildBrain Studios?

     

    At WildBrain Studios, we have awesome benefits/perks and facilities to keep you engaged, committed, and creative. We pride ourselves on our work/life balance, offer events and opportunities for socializing, exercising, and spaces to relax and recharge. Our Vancouver studio is a 75,000-square-foot space where imagination can run wild. Did we mention our studio is also dog-friendly?

     

    For us, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure, and work with international partners such as Apple, Netflix, LEGO, DreamWorks, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more. We produce high quality Flash, Harmony, and Maya animated series, including Snoopy in Space, Carmen Sandiego, Go, dog. Go!, LEGO Ninjago, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Blaze and the Monster Machines, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Fireman Sam, The Deep and more.

     

    WildBrain is dedicated to creating entertainment content that inspires, entertains and connects kids and families around the world. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studio is bursting with energy. If you’re looking for a fun and challenging job and to work alongside some of the industry’s best, a career at WildBrain is right for you!

     

    THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the WildBrain Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted. WildBrain will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

     

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