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Job Reference: BBBH2230
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Games Programming
Location: London
Salary: Competitive Rate

Want to work at the forefront of VFX production?

I'm recruiting an experienced C++ programmer to join a forward thinking R & D department.

You will support multiple projects, from intitial design to post production, delivering pioneering tools to to tackle increasingly complex challenges, with stunning results.

You will be tasked with a variety of responsibilities spanning the full software development life-cycle; designing, supporting and maintaining software, integrating tools into the Pipeline, and even further extension as work adapts and new challenges arise.
A passion for solving complex problems is a must!

What you'll need to do:

  • Liaise with artists and project supervisors to understand current and upcoming production challenges
  • Investigate appropriate solutions and techniques to address challenges
  • Present ideas to the R&D Lead or Senior Programmer in the team
  • Plan the development of tools and break-down the plan into tasks
  • Communicate development timeframes to the Technology Project Manager and stakeholders
  • Develop usable tools that are fit for purpose and integrate into the Pipeline
  • Maintain, revise and extend existing tools
  • Take responsibility for the testing of your own tools with the assistance of the R&D Software Tester
  • Support end-users during production
  • Produce technical documentation and user manuals

To do this you'll need:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent subject
  • Solid understanding of computer graphics and mathematics
  • Excellent knowledge of C++ and Python (other languages a plus)
  • Solid knowledge and experience of a variety of programming libraries, such as Boost, OpenGL, etc.
  • Experience with relevant application APIs such as Houdini, Maya and Nuke is desirable
  • An understanding of relevant third-party technologies, such as Alembic, OpenEXR, OpenColorIO, etc is desirable
  • Experience of development in a Linux environment
  • Familiarity with other VFX software packages is advantageous

You will be:

  • Knowledgeable and interested in emerging industry technologies
  • Smart, driven and adaptable
  • Logical and practical in approach to solving complex problems
  • Able to future-plan beyond the scope of the current development task
  • Team oriented and organised
  • A strong communicator – both verbal and written
  • Able to articulate complex technical information to non-technical people

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