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DreamWorks Technology - Software Engineer II

NBCUniversal, Glendale, California

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Level: Manager (Supervisor)


DreamWorks Animation is looking for a 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.

Responsibilities include:
  • Work with technical leadership to design, build, and support new and existing capabilities and techniques related to character animation and rigging in a large-scale application
  • Closely interact with animators and character riggers to help improve their workflows
  • Develop clean, maintainable, and documented solutions
  • Develop thorough unit tests to validate solutions
  • Collaborate with Pipeline and Microservice teams to ensure data flows in and out of the application correctly and efficiently


● Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
● Two years’ experience in software development
● Strong C/C++ software development
● Strong understanding of data structures 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.

● Master’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field
● 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

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.

Visit www.dreamworksanimation.com to see our latest animated film and television productions.

DreamWorks is a division of NBCUniversal. At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

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At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU.

Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.


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