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Software Developer: Character Animation - Digital Domain Vancouver


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Software Developer: Character Animation - Digital Domain Vancouver


Job Title: Software Developer with experience in Character Animation

Department: Software

Reports to: Technology Director

Status: Exempt

Classification: Full Time


Purpose of the job:

At Digital Domain, we are developing industry-leading character and facial

animation technology and tools. In films like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Tron: Legacy and Maleficent, we have created photo-realistic digital actors that have stood alongside real actors.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

We are looking for software developers to help us further this technology. An ideal candidate should have most/all of these skills at the ready:

• Experience with character and facial rigging. You should be able to use and create rigs for

simple characters.

• A solid foundation in mathematics. This job will require that you be able to read, understand,

implement and make improvements on the latest research. You should be able to read a paper from SIGGRAPH and understand it. Specifically, understanding of optimization techniques and calculus is essential.

• A broad knowledge and curiosity about computer graphics is very important. We solve many, varied problems at Digital Domain. This job will not be about just character animation.


Qualifications: Education and/or Experience Required:

• At least a Master’s Degree in Computer Science / Math / Physics

• Adept in both C++ and Python

• Experience with Maya- both using Maya, and writing Maya plug-ins


Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:

• Office working environment

• Hours for this position are based on normal working hours but will require extra hours pending production needs

• Walking/bending/sitting


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. Digital Domain Vancouver management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.


To apply for this position submit an application at www.digitaldomain.com/careers/

Please select Vancouver from the location drop down menu





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