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[vox-jobs] DreamWorks Animation Hiring - Perl/Python Engineers
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[vox-jobs] DreamWorks Animation Hiring - Perl/Python Engineers

DreamWorks Animation develops and produces high quality computer generated (CG) animated films. Our recent releases include Madagascar and Wallace & Gromit The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.


Seeking Perl/Python Engineers at both studio locations:

*Glendale, California

*Redwood City, California


To Apply:

Please paste/copy resume into the body of an email with “Software Pipeline Engineer” in the subject line.  Then send to jobs@dreamworks.com



Software Engineer (Pipeline)



DreamWorks Animation is looking for senior engineers to share responsibility for the scripting language infrastructure in the studio.  This position would be responsible for the low level libraries in use by every studio tool with a component programmed in a scripting language, the vast majority of which is written in Perl.  Additional responsibilities would include training and supporting programmers and artists in the studio on how to use the studio libraries in a standard and effective way, in addition to how to write clean and well structured code.


Minimum Requirements:

-5+ years of software development experience

-Scripting expert with extensive Perl experience: consider yourself a Perl Guru

-Good working knowledge of CVS, Make, and the standard Unix build tools

-Good working knowledge of C and C++

-Good working knowledge of Linux or similar UNIX variant

-Good troubleshooting and debugging experience

-Demonstrated history of technical and project leadership

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Preferred Requirements:

-A history of library development

-Good working knowledge of Python

-General interest in programming language minutia



Software Engineer (Perl/Python/Pipeline Developer)



DreamWorks Animation is seeking a production software and pipeline developer.  Maintain core pipeline systems.  Design, develop, and support tools and processes which extend and enhance the pipeline.  Interface with animators and technical directors in order to solve production issues.


Minimum Requirements:

•          Experience in developing large software systems

•          Extensive scripting experience in Perl or Python (preferably both)

•          Shell Scripting (csh,sh), Perl and Python scripting, C, C++

•          Object-oriented development experience

•          Excellent UNIX and Linux skills

•          Excellent problem solving and customer-service skills

•          Must be able to work well with a wide range of personality types

•          Must be detail oriented and organized, possess strong verbal and written communication skills, and be able to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner

•          Excellent tracking and follow-through ability


Preferred Requirements:

•          CG Pipeline experience within industry

•          Knowledge of 3rd party CG applications like Maya/Houdini/Shake

•          Knowledge of relational database concepts

•          System administration skills


Educational Requirements:

•          BSCS (MSCS a plus)






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