The opportunity

Here at Unity we have a unique opportunity for a skilled Senior Engineer to work with our Wētā Digital team, who is the standard-bearer for creativity and innovation in visual effects and animation, attracting talent, partners, and clients that seek to push what is possible in pursuit of their artistic vision. Along the way, our ground-breaking work has earned six visual effects Academy Awards®, 12 Academy Sci-Tech Awards and six visual effects BAFTA Awards in addition to the 34 Visual Effects Society Awards awarded to us by our peers. Based in Wellington, New Zealand, we are best known for our work on The Lord of the Rings, Avatar and the Planet of the Apes franchise. We've recently finished work on a number of projects including the second season of Netflix's Umbrella Academy, Mulan and Zack Snyder's Justice League.

This excellent role sits within the talented small team who develop and maintain a review and playback tool. It is used internally and externally with clients and is instrumental to the film making process. We work mostly remotely and encourage a collaborative and trusting environment."

What you’ll be doing

You will be working on Weta’s inhouse media-review system, best known for its use in dailies. It’s an OSX application, that lets you find, manage, and play selected clips — and review information such as notes, statuses, assets, and assignments. It’s main functions are:

  • a video player for 2D, 3D, HD, and HFR clips

  • a platform for navigating and browsing all moving images in the production database

  • a window into all information attached to a selected clip

  • a medium for sharing presentations with clients

  • a way of playing clips remotely, on and offline, synced among multiple machines

  • a tool integral to, and integrated with, the production VFX ecosystem.

What we’re looking for

We seek a collaborative, clever thinker with the following skills

  • 6 years + Software Engineering experience. Accomplished in C++, and/or Golang

  • Experience in API development with a focus on performance and scalability

  • Experience with any RDBMS and SQL

  • A focus on delivering and maintaining reliable and performant services.

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Comfortable with a fast paced, constantly evolving workplace

You might also have

  • Experience with Event-Driven Architectures and experience in service deployment with Kubernetes or Ansible

  • VFX experience and experience with video decoding, playback and colour

  • Experience with UX design and/or UI implementation

Our ideal Software Engineer is engaged and enthusiastic about emerging technology. You’ll need to be an effective communicator and passionate about new future possibilities as well as working along side and collaborating with a highly motivated team

Life at Unity

Unity (NYSE: U) is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life. Unity is the foundation upon which the world’s most powerful digital content is created. Specifically, Unity’s platform provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices.

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