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Animal Logic

Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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Development Lead - Animation & Rigging


Are you an experienced Development Lead who will provide leadership to our Animation & Rigging software development teams through specification, design, implementation and delivery of software and tools?!

The successful candidate will interact regularly with leadership in various production departments and will be directly involved in the development and maintenance of animation and rigging tools.

The Development Lead will be concerned with the overall planning and development processes, technical architecture and quality standards, in addition to hiring, career development, and coaching of team members.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Manage teams of software developers contributing to animation and rigging tools for our animation pipeline
  • Liaise with vendors, technology providers, and partners that are directly connected to the systems and tools maintained by the development teams
  • Prototype and design relevant software systems
  • Contribute to design and oversee implementation of cross-project technical solutions
  • Work with program managers and technical leads to develop roadmaps and technical plans for projects or on-going development
  • Monitor status of development work and mitigate any deviations, where possible

What you bring:

  • A post-secondary qualification in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or Computer Science
  • At least 2 years team leadership experience
  • At least 8 years development experience including exposure to:
    • Software development in C++ and Python
    • Animation and rigging algorithms
    • C++ optimisation techniques
  • Exposure to OpenGL and GPU computing
  • Previous technical leadership and mentorship experience across multiple teams
  • Demonstrated experience working with internal or external clients
  • Successful delivery of team projects to a schedule
  • Previous experience gathering and documenting requirements
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • English written and oral communication skills and the ability to connect with a wide variety of personalities
  • An understanding of the current state of modern software development practices and issues

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Animal Logic is recognised as one of the world’s leading independent creative digital studios, producing award winning design, visual effects and animation for over 25 years. With studios in Sydney and Vancouver and development offices in Sydney and Los Angeles, Animal Logic continues to forge new partnerships and collaborations with leading studios and filmmakers to develop and produce stories that resonate with a global audience.

Animal Logic is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2 and Super Pets. Recent productions include Captain Marvel, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Peter Rabbit, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Alien: Covenant. Other film credits include: The LEGO Movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Great Gatsby, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy Feet and The Matrix.

For over 25 years, Animal Logic has remained committed to innovation, technical and creative excellence and most importantly, creating a collaborative and storytelling culture with a unique voice. We have BIG dreams!

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