Core VFX Pipeline Developer

Production Technology (R&D, PE, Pipeline) London, United Kingdom


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

Production engineering is a globally distributed team that develops tools and workflows which act as the foundational infrastructure for ILM’s other departments. As a member of PE’s media team, your focus will be on the software and pipelines that ILM uses:

  • Ingest media from our clients, such as plates, reference imagery, and media from client side editorial
  • Process and package finished work for delivery back to our clients
  • Process, track, and review media generated internally by our artists
  • Keep our internal editorial data in sync with client side editorial

The Core Engineer is responsible for developing aspects of these pipelines both alone or as part of a team.

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in computing science or graphics discipline, or equivalent professional experience

Required Technical Skills

  • Good knowledge of python programming in the linux environment
  • Good knowledge of C++
  • Experience working with revision control systems and defined coding standards
  • Experience with video encoding and color management in Vfx, animation, or commercial production
  • Expert knowledge of developing tools and/or plugins within industry software packages such as Rv, nuke, and avid media composer
  • In-depth knowledge of open standards such as Opencolorio, Openimageio, ffmpeg