Senior Rendering Researcher



Role description

The Rendering Research Group at Weta Digital is seeking a Rendering Researcher to take a leading role in the development of rendering technology at Weta Digital! A deep understanding of a wide range of rendering technologies is required, such as light transport, importance sampling, volume rendering, realistic material models, shading, and geometry processing.

What you'll be doing
  • Research and develop new rendering algorithms, such as light transport (path tracing with importance sampling), volume rendering, etc.
  • Design and implement physically realistic material models for hair, skin, and other materials using multi-layer BSDFs, importance sampling, and subsurface scattering.
  • Implement core rendering systems with a focus on high performance, multi threading, scalability, and robustness.
  • Improve and maintain existing code to improve quality, reliability, and maintainability.
  • Proactively test new and existing features to ensure the highest levels of quality.
What we're looking for
  • A solid foundation in software engineering, including object-oriented programming.
  • Fluency in C++ and experience with other languages such as Python.
  • Extensive experience in performance analysis and optimization of highly parallel, scalable systems.
  • Ability to work well on a self-directed team in a rapidly changing, deadline-oriented environment.
You might also have
  • Extensive research and/or experience in either volumetrics rendering or materials
  • GPU programming expertise (CUDA or OpenCL) and experience with interactive rendering algorithms.
  • Experience in film or video game production.
  • Familiarity with Linux and programming tools such as Valgrind, Vtune, git, and so on

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Location: Grenoble, France

Date posted: 2022-01-20