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Sr. Software Engineer, Tools Characters & Crowds

申請 稍後繼續申請 Job ID R-03422 職位地點 愛莫利維爾, 加利福尼亚州, 美國 有意工作的公司 Pixar Animation Studios 張貼日期 2023/01/30


Pixar is seeking skilled and enthusiastic engineers to join us in advancing the state of the art in computer animation. We develop and maintain our proprietary and powerful Presto Animation System as well as the industry-defining Universal Scene Description, OpenSubdiv, and Hydra projects for integrating with and extending premier applications such as Maya and Houdini. Pixar is an exciting and dynamic environment for adaptable and motivated individuals, with several concurrent movies and streaming projects all using our latest efforts to push the technical and artistic boundaries of storytelling. If you’re passionate about crafting world-class software and working with exceptional artists and engineers, we want to talk to you! This opportunity is to join the Characters and Crowds team in the Software Research & Development department, responsible for the tools used to build, articulate, and pose our digital actors. This includes algorithms for high-performance geometry deformation and graphical visualization, the UX used by the artists to author and control these behaviors, and pipeline tools to enable efficient collaboration and information transfer between departments and applications. Our team works directly with artists possessing a spectrum of technical experience, and the role requires initiative and communication skills for identifying and characterizing issues they encounter, along with the engineering skills to debug and resolve them in a large and complex code base. The work is a mix of supporting existing features and collaborating with project management and technical leadership to propose, plan, implement, and deploy new capabilities. Projects range from self-directed individual efforts to large departmental or studio initiatives involving the combined efforts of several technical teams.


  • A desire to work closely with users in a creative environment

  • Familiarity with graphics concepts such as subdivision, tessellation, mesh topology, bounding hierarchies, and parametric deformation

  • Familiarity with geometric operations such as basis evaluation, surface / curve parameterization, and projection

  • Strong problem-solving and verbal and written communication skills with a high attention to detail

  • Demonstrable proficiency in C++ with at least 3 years of relevant professional experience

  • An appreciation for the importance of long-term code health, peer review, automated testing, and documentation

  • The ability to balance rapid delivery of critical solutions with long-term product quality


  • Fluency with the practical concerns of programming high-performance software

  • Experience with multithreaded and GPU programming

  • Experience with USD, OpenSubdiv, or Hydra

  • Development experience with 3D content creation applications (e.g. Maya, Houdini)

  • Familiarity with Python as a scripting language

  • Experience developing in a UNIX / Linux environment

  • Able to work hybrid model (4 days a week on campus)

The hiring range for this position in Emeryville is $158,185.00 to $204,710.00 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors.

關於 Pixar Animation Studios:

Pixar Animation Studios 是 The Walt Disney Company 的全資子公司,是一間獲得奧斯卡獎的電影工作室,擁有世界知名的技術、電腦動畫藝術的創意和製作能力。此北加州工作室創作了一些有史以來最成功且最受歡迎的動畫電影,包括 《Toy Story》、《Monsters, Inc.,》、《Cars》、《The Incredibles》、《Ratatouille》、《WALL•E》、 《Up》、《Toy Story 3》、《Brave》、《Inside Out》和 《Coco》。其電影贏得了 35 個奧斯卡獎項,迄今為止,全球票房已超過 130 億美元。

關於 The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company 連同其子公司和聯營公司,是領先的多元化國際家庭娛樂和媒體企業,業務遍及以下範疇:Disney Entertainment、ESPN、Disney Parks 及 Experiences and Products。Disney 在 1920 年代的起步之初,只是一間卡通工作室,至今已成為娛樂界的翹楚,並昂然堅守傳承,繼續為家庭中每位成員創造世界一流的故事與體驗。Disney 的故事、人物與體驗傳遍世界每個角落,深入人心。我們在 40 多個國家/地區營運業務,僱員及演藝人員攜手協力,創造全球和當地人們都珍愛的娛樂體驗。

這個職位隸屬於 Pixar Inc., 其所屬的業務部門是 Pixar Animation Studios。

Pixar Animation Studios 是機會均等的僱主。申請人將獲考慮聘僱,而不分種族、膚色、宗教、性別、國籍、性取向、性別身份、殘疾或受保護退伍軍人身分。Disney 培養商業文化,所有人的想法和決策都有助我們發展、創新、創造最好的故事,並與瞬息萬變的世界息息相關。

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