Software Engineer



Role description

The opportunity

We are looking for developers to help design, develop, maintain, and support the artist-facing tools used by our Modelers, Layout artists, Virtual Production asset creators, and Facial Modellers/Riggers. Join a team that has helped add unique, award-winning realism to everything from dragons, highly evolved apes, and avenging superheroes to distant planets, fantastic jungles, and incredible future cities!

We need someone self-motivated with highly developed technical and communication skills to design and implement production-ready artist workflows atop an efficient infrastructure. You will work closely with a small team, interacting directly with the artists we support as well as developers, engineers, and TDs from across the facility. You'll help create new movie-making techniques and strive to improve efficiency.

This is a unique opportunity for someone interested in a highly technical position who can thrive in a dynamic atmosphere that constantly evolves under production pressure. Organization and enthusiasm will be key to your success in this role, you’ll need to have an eye for working toward long-term solutions while simultaneously delivering immediate functionality.

What you’ll be doing

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What we’re looking for

  • An industry-related degree (or equivalent experience as a developer)
  • Experience in VFX, Animation or similar production pipeline environment.
  • Experience in Python, PyQt/PySide
  • Experience with USD scenes
  • Experience with Maya, Maya Python API

You might also have

  • Houdini, Katana, Unreal, Nuke applications and APIs
  • Experience as Production artist/TD
  • CI/CD and Agile practices

Life at Unity

Unity (NYSE: U) is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life. Unity’s platform provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices.

Unity is at the forefront of development by working alongside partners to ensure optimized support for the latest releases and platforms. Apps developed by Unity creators were downloaded more than five billion times per month in 2020. For more information, please visit

Unity is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations or accommodations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Date posted: 2022-01-20