Xplore Job Offer: Software Engineer Procedural Geometry & Simulation – C++

Animal Logic

  • Sydney, NSW

    Vancouver, BC


  • Permanent

  • Full-time

Could you be the motivated Software Developer we are seeking to join our core R&D group? If so, you would help continue the evolution of our visual effects production tools and processes, especially in the areas of natural phenomena simulation, procedural geometry generation/amplification, and creature effects. The role will involve the development and support of tools and techniques in collaboration with our artistic staff.

You may have a background in film, animation, television, visualisation or games fields. An interest in mathematics and/or physics would be beneficial.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Work alongside some of the best artists and developers in the world
  • Apply your technical skills to create new tools and techniques for simulating hair, fur and cloth
  • Integrate those tools and techniques into both established and new artist workflows.

What you bring:

  • A tertiary qualification in Computer Science or Engineering
  • 3 or more years of experience in a related field
  • Software development experience using C++/C++11 and Python
  • Working knowledge of relevant applications such as Houdini and Maya, including their APIs
  • Ability to develop tools and UIs for creative users
  • Experience with UNIX / LINUX
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced production environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently for some tasks
  • Experience using software profiling and optimisation tools e.g. VTune, Valgrind
  • Mathematical skills and familiarity with algorithms for numerical simulation
  • Working knowledge of other relevant APIs or extension languages, such as OpenGL, Bullet, OpenVDB, CUDA, Boost, TBB, Qt or PyQt
  • An appreciation of design aesthetics

What you’ll need to include in your application:

  • Your resume/CV
  • You may also give links to relevant websites that might demonstrate your work either as code or as a visual example of the results of your code.

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