The opportunity

Unity is accelerating the development of artist tools, with products such as Wētā Digital Tools, Ziva Dynamics and SpeedTree, to make the entire process of crafting 3D graphics, content and experiences more intuitive and accessible to creators. By joining us, you will help democratize the most powerful tools of the industry and make them accessible to a wide range of users.

As a Staff Software Engineer in the Wētā Tools team at Unity, you will be involved in the research, design, and development of our professional artist tools. In this position, you will integrate multiple existing products together to offer a complete, intuitive and cohesive creator experience. You will focus on bringing our best-in-class creation tools to a wider audience, by improving their interoperability and making their user interface straightforward yet preserving their creativity potential.

What you’ll be doing

  • Bring the best artist tools of the industry to market and design workflows that work for all creators

  • Directly contribute to the code and to the architectural roadmap and promote high engineering standards

  • Learn to use Wētā Digital's proprietary tools and APIs to extend and support features in a variety of products

  • Ensure quality by investigating reported issues and writing automated tests around new or existing functionality

  • Champion engineering principles

What we’re looking for

  • Industry proven experience in professional software development with proficiency in C++, Python, data structures, algorithms, engineering principles and writing clean code

  • Experience developing 3d tools based on procedural node graphs

  • Experience programming plugins for DCC applications such as Maya or Blender and/or game engines such as the Unity Editor

  • Experience developing UI, tools and workflows for native applications

  • Deep expertise of 3d pipelines and workflows for VFX and/or AAA games

You might also have

  • Experience with cross-platform API development and refactoring existing code allowing it to be more extensible

  • Experience with testing frameworks and modern CI/CD systems

  • Experience with Universal Scene Description, strong knowledge of computer graphics and the underlying math

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*Work visa/immigration sponsorship are not available for this position. Relocation Support is not available for this position.

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’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.

In the fourth quarter of 2022, more than 70% of the top 1000 mobile games were made with Unity as derived from a blended number of the top 1000 games in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. In 2022, Made with Unity Applications had more than 4 billion downloads per month. For more information, please visit

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