Senior Software Developer - Virtual Production

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Company Description

Technicolor Creative Studios is a technology company working with creative companies across the world to help them produce their most iconic work. Our award-winning teams of artists and technologists’ partner with the creative community across film, television, animation, gaming, brand experience and advertising to bring the universal art of storytelling to audiences around the world. We are renowned for adding visual wonder and creative expertise to the film, advertising and entertainment industries, with some of our most famous projects including the blockbuster movies Blade Runner 2049, The Jungle Book, The Lion King and 1917, and advertising campaigns for Channel 4, Sony and IKEA.

MPC VFX is part of Technicolor’s premiere portfolio of VFX brands and services providing offerings tailored to the specific creative and storytelling needs of each project. Within this collective, MPC has built a reputation for industrial-scale production of images, and the software development to enable this.

MPC has been at the forefront of Realtime and Virtual Production for years, with those efforts participating in Oscar nomation and wins, and we're renewing our efforts to remain at the bleeding edge of those offerings for our clients.

This position is specifically targeted at joining the team that will trail-blaze our revamped Virtual Production and Viz toolkit for the Lion King 2, and porting those to our core tool kit.

Primary Responsibilities

Job Description
  • Hands on implementation of VP tools and shared tool back-end work in support of both asset authoring and asset management
  • Work with a Team Lead and the Head of Pipeline to inform, design and/or implement solutions, for the global pipeline strategy
  • Work with a Team Lead and internal clients to track, design and/or implement solutions for business unit specific deployments of the global strategy
  • Guide and/or mentor more junior members of the team
  • Contribute to coordination, tracking, and communication of progress, issues and forecasts within the team and across multiple sites
  • Contribute documentation and demonstration internally to the team and to internal clients
  • Make significant contributions to the vision and workflow that will shape the most modern services and ambitious tool kit in the industry
Skills And Experience

  • At least 7 years of experience in a technical role in a media/content centric industry (VFX / AA or AAA Games etc.)
  • At least 2 of those years in a senior role
  • Degree in a STEM field, or Technical Animation, or demonstrable equivalent knowledge
  • Strong knowledge and dexterity developing in C++
  • Ability to operate and develop for a game engine and its editor. Unreal preferred but Unity or Proprietary alternatives will be considered
  • Comfortable working in both Linux and Windows environment
  • Experience with at least one major DCC and its API (Maya, Houdini etc.)
  • Familiar with structured development practices (Version Control, issue management, progress tracking)
  • Strong communication skills towards both a technical/developer audience and technical artists
  • Understanding and appreciation for UX, and the ability to demonstrate and iterate ideas through prototypes that might include a GUI
  • Keen and able to work in a production centric, responsive and fast paced environment
  • Experience with an asset friendly source and version control system, Perforce preferred.
  • Experience profiling and debugging around performance issues, and optimizing away bottlenecks or finding viable better paths or workarounds in a short time
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