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Software Engineer
R&D, Blizzard Animation, Irvine Onsite Preferred, But Open to Remote
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
California, USA • Remote
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • A minimum of three to four years' experience in the VFX/Animation industry with a strong understanding of at least one of FX, 3D lighting, rendering workflows. Under exceptional cases, experience may be substituted for Advanced College degree in Computer Science (or equivalent) provided the coursework, thesis work demonstrates expertise focused on 3D computer graphics technologies related to this job description
  • Demonstrated programming experience in C++ and Python with the ability to extend commercial APIs for standard industry software eg Houdini, Katana, Renderman, Nuke
  • Experience with 3D computer graphic setups as they relate to fx, rendering, lighting, and compositing with demonstrated software programming projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Passion for programming and software development on Linux & Windows
  • Real production experience with VFX or animation pipelines for movies/games with software tools developed in any of the following - Katana, Renderman, Houdini Autodesk Maya
  • Familiarity with any common vfx platform libraries - openEXR, OpenVDB, Alembic, USD
  • An understanding of how technology empowers artists
  • Develop 3D effects, lighting, and rendering software tools/workflows as well as maintain existing software tools in that domain for production
  • Partner with production artists to understand production requirements and workflows, propose and implement software tools
  • Maintain and Improve efficiencies of tools for our lighting, rendering and compositing pipelines which involve pre-rendered cinematics as well as in-game cinematics
  • Help maintain and upgrade software deployments, SDK upgrades, development environments for fx/lighting/rendering related workflows
Blizzard Entertainment

5,001-10,000 employees

Gaming software developer & publisher
Company Overview
Blizzard Entertainment’s mission is to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment and communities rooted within its video game franchises to experience joy, thrill, and achievement. The company is committed to the development of premier entertainment software that can enable social connections as well as foster a sense of accomplishment through healthy competition.
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision Plans
  • Health Savings & Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Critical Illness, Accident, & Whole Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirements Savings Plan
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Financial Wellness Programs & Resources
  • Paid Vacation, Holiday, & Float Days
  • Paid Leaves: Parental, Sick, Compassion
Company Core Values
  • Gameplay first
  • Commit to Quality
  • Play Nice; Play Fair
  • Embrace Your Inner Geek
  • Every Voice Matters
  • Learn & Grow
  • Think Globally
  • Lead Responsibly