NBC Universal DreamWorks - Senior Software Engineer, Anim/Rig in Glendale, California

Job Number 34800BR

Job Title DreamWorks - Senior Software Engineer, Anim/Rig

Business Segment Filmed Entertainment Group

Sub-Business Film Animation Technology

Posting Category Technology/Engineering

About Us From the award-winning storytellers, artist and innovators at DreamWorks Animation and DreamWorks Animation Television come the beloved characters and stories that come alive on the big and small screens. From films like Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Trolls to original TV series including Trollhunters, Voltron and Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, DreamWorks Animation continues to bring home the laughter, fun and courage to dream.

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DreamWorks is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province California

City Glendale


DreamWorks Animation is looking for a senior-level software engineer to join the R&D Rigging and Animation development team. This team is responsible for Premo - the company's proprietary character animation tool. In addition, they are responsible for the development of Luna - the company’s new proprietary character rigging tool.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and development of new capabilities and techniques related to character animation and rigging in a large-scale application

  • Interact closely with animators and character riggers to help establish the direction of these new capabilities

  • Help train and direct junior to mid-level engineers on their tasks

Desired Characteristics

  • B.S. plus 6 years experience, M.S. plus 4 years experience, or Ph.D. plus 2 years experience

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field

  • Expert in C++ software development

  • Strong understanding of data structures, design patterns and computer graphics

  • Development experience and ability to work closely with end users and engineers

  • Attention to detail and strong communication skills

  • Experience in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long-term quality

  • Professional experience in a VFX or animation studio

  • Experience in large-scale application development

  • User interaction design with a working knowledge of standard UI toolkits

  • Experience with writing and debugging multi-threaded code

  • Experience with third party rigging and animation tools (such as Maya)

  • Overall understanding of the rigging and animation process

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