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Animation - Madrid

Python Senior Developer

Madrid, Spain Animation - Madrid
Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.
The Senior Pipeline Engineer role is to define, develop, test, analyze and maintain new software applications and libraries in support of the global computer animation pipeline and the connection with the infrastructure used to create our films. This includes writing, coding, testing, analyzing, and deploying software programs and libraries. The Senior Pipeline Engineer will also research, design, document, and modify software specifications throughout the production life cycle. This individual will also provide mentoring, support, and guidance to the other Pipeline Engineer team members upon request.


  • Responsible for the design, development, testing, documentation, deployment and support of proprietary software used by concurrent film productions.
  • Staying abreast of current and future technology, methodologies and tools that best suit the production and the company.
  • Follow and help define the team’s technical guidelines and methodologies.
  • Analyze and assess existing workflows and procedures related to the company Pipeline.
  • Liaise with network administrators and system analysts to assist in resolving problems with hardware, software products or company software systems.
  • Work together with the team providing them with support and guidance in areas that contribute towards their professional growth.
  • Follows supervisor’s and lead’s guidance.
  • Provide mentorship for least experienced members of the team, whether in a particular area or in general.
  • Train end users to operate new or modified programs.
  • Requirements

  • Over 5 years of professional experience in the Animation industry.
  • BS degree in Computer Science, or equivalent working experience.
  • Relevant scripting experience in Python and Pyside.
  • Experience working with a source version control system (Git preferred).
  • Solid engineering skills, with an appreciation of code craft, quality, and technical debt management.
  • Ability to work with a team to deliver high-quality software in a fast paced, dynamic and deadline oriented.
  • Experience with Databases, REST APIs.
  • Production experience creating stable and extensible code libraries.
  • Experience developing in C++.
  • Strong creative and technical skills and ability to share them.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Focus energy on delivering on time and quality required, with autonomy.
  • Act as mentor inside and outside the team, establishing an effective working relationship and fluid communication environment, contributing to the individual and group achievement of objectives.
  • Solid communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic.
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    Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
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