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Sydney - Australia
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Software Engineer - Shotgun


Animal Logic is one of the world's most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and design.

We are looking for a Software Engineer to join the global Pipeline team (distributed between Sydney and Vancouver). The Software Engineer will be primarily focused on integrating our existing proprietary production tracking and asset management systems with Shotgun for use in production.

The Software Engineer will have experience in the visual effects/animation industry as well as Shotgun and its API, and will have an excellent ability to communicate effectively with both technical and creative crew. They will have demonstrated your capability to operate independently as well as within a larger team.

Please note this role is a 6-month contract.

What you’ll get to do:
  • Develop tools in Python to efficiently synchronise data between Shotgun and Animal Logic's internal systems
  • Develop an understanding of production requirements and workflows
  • Troubleshoot issues reported by production 
  • Communicate appropriately with technical and creative crew
What you bring:
  • Experience with Shotgun, in particular the Python API and event daemon
  • A third-level qualification in Computer Science, Engineering or related
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Software Development, preferably in VFX, Animation or Games
  • Strong software design and engineering skills: familiarity with design patterns and their appropriate use
  • Strong skills in Python
  • Familiarity with event-driven workflows
The following would be considered a bonus:
  • Familiarity with Git and Github, various build and CI systems
  • Strong Linux skills and understanding of modern systems architecture
  • Performance Analysis, Debugging and Optimisation
If you are interested in applying for this position then please complete our online application form via our website.

Animal Logic is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2 and is creating visual effects for Captain Marvel. Recent productions include 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.

Animal Logic Entertainment (ALE) is the production arm tasked with developing a strong slate of innovative, commercially minded, story driven projects stamped with the visual and technical innovation that has become the hallmark of the studios’ work. The development slate, while eclectic and diverse, has a core focus on tent pole, 4-quadrant family feature animation and hybrid projects as well as filmmaker driven and visually arresting live action/VFX films. ALE is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2. Previous projects include Peter Rabbit and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

Truant Pictures, a subsidiary of Animal Logic, collaborates with both emerging and established talent to develop and produce thought-provoking genre films for an international audience. Truant Pictures operates out of Animal Logic’s Sydney-based studio and Los Angeles office, alongside ALE.

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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