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Industrial Light & Magic

San Francisco, California - United States
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Senior IS Developer


Information Systems is looking for a Senior IS Developer who enjoys working with a broad range of technologies. Our IS developers write code that stores and tracks data to allow other departments to work efficiently. We're looking for customer service-oriented individuals to join a team of well-rounded developers that thrive in an agile environment.

  • Full stack development of robust workflow based applications. 
  • Provide input on architecture of larger applications; build stand alone modules and smaller applications for use by artists and productions within the organization. 
  • Work with Project Managers to implement elegant and user-friendly interfaces for all new modules and/or applications.
  • Ensure code is developed, deployed, documented and maintained in keeping with IS guidelines. Assist developers from other departments in working with IS data and framework. 
  • Monitor use of existing systems, and suggest strategies to improve health and reduce technical debt.
  • Lead and participate in code reviews, test new concepts and technologies, suggest improvements in technical direction and mentor other members of group in areas of expertise.
  • Mentor others in development technologies, tools, and processes

Requirements – Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other technical degree
  • 8+ years’ experience working in a professional software development environment required.
  • Experience in a fast paced production environment a plus. 

Required Skills / Competencies:

  • Acquired specific technical/domain knowledge and is eager to expand expertise.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects concurrently with frequent changes in priority, balancing the need for “perfect” solutions with the need for “quick” solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as an effective contributor on mid to large scale development projects. 
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, with ability to effectively and efficiently communicate with all levels throughout the organization.
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and mentoring.
  • Strong attention to detail, strong sense of ownership and strong commitment to teamwork

Technical Skills:

  • Python fluency (Python 2.6+, Python 3.3+).
  • Deep understanding of web standards & technologies (e.g., HTTP, REST, SOAP, JSON)
  • Experience designing and implementing RESTful APIs
  • Linux proficiency.
  • Database/SQL experience.
  • Experience with GUI Development
  • Enterprise Application Development
  • Strong understanding of software development and Quality Assurance best practices.

Preferred Skills / Competencies:

  • Web frameworks: Flask/Bottle, Django, Tornado/Cyclone, Pylons/Pyramid.
  • JavaScript libraries: jQuery, Backbone, Marionette, Angular, React, Gulp, Mocha, Sinon.JS.
  • Web servers: Nginx, Apache, uWSGI.
  • Data stores/tools: Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLAlchemy, Redis, MongoDB, Solr.
  • Tools: Virtualenv, Buildout, py.test, Ansible, Selenium.
  • Async: Twisted, asyncio.
  • Virtualization: AWS, VMWare, VirtualBox, Docker.

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