Software Developer, Maya Animation

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Media & Entertainment @ Autodesk

Autodesk’s Media and Entertainment group is redefining the future of entertainment. We empower content makers to inspire, educate, and entertain, while investing in our employees to build a meaningful career with us. Autodesk is uniquely able to offer platforms, community, resources, best in class tools, and processes that unlock the future of productivity and creativity in media and entertainment.

Position Overview

Autodesk has built one of the most impactful content creation software production teams in the world. We are seeking a

Software Developer

to join us, focusing on the products in our media & entertainment business. Maya is an award-winning application used for 3d modeling, animation, rendering and visual effects. By joining our team, you will become an active contributor to the growing success of our industry-leading digital content creation products used for film, television, games and more.

As a


on the

Maya Animation team

, you will take ownership of a variety of projects such as core software feature enhancements and artist tools and workflows. Projects will include animation feature workflows and performance optimizations. There will be interesting opportunities to work on projects that leverage GPU compute, multi-threading, and scalable algorithms. Development tasks involve exposure to a wide variety of VFX and Games technologies, open-source initiatives (e.g., USD, AnimX, OTIO), language integrations / APIs (e.g., Python, C++) and software development infrastructure.

At Autodesk, our vision is to make media production better for everyone. We offer platforms, community, resources, tools, and processes that empower the future of productivity and creativity in media & entertainment. We enable content makers to inspire, educate, and entertain while empowering our employees to build a meaningful career with us. You will work within an inclusive culture that offers competitive and equitable salaries, generous benefits, exciting career growth opportunities, and a work-life balance.


  • Develop high quality code and collaborate on technical designs
  • Work with a cross-functional, agile team to understand and refine functional requirements
  • Ensure new code conforms to standards and meets feature specifications
  • Participate in peer code reviews
  • Write and maintain automated tests to ensure that software is stable and reliable

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years of technical work experience in software development , ideally in the animation, VFX or film production space
  • Ability to break down complex problems into user-focused solutions
  • Proven ability to handle multiple competing priorities, and ability to adapt
  • Must be able to think creatively and possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Enjoy working with and collaborating with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience and proven skills with high level programming languages (e.g., C++) and scripting (e.g., Python)
  • Interest in the development of scalable, performant software, leveraging hardware and software solutions


Présentation du poste

Autodesk a mis sur pied l’une des équipes de production de logiciels de création de contenu les plus importantes au monde. Nous recherchons un(e)


éveloppeur(se) de logiciels

pour rejoindre notre équipe Maya. La personne choisie travaillera sur les produits dans notre secteur des médias et des divertissements. Autodesk Maya est un logiciel permettant la modélisation 3D, l’animation 3D, le rendu graphique et la creation d’effets visuels. En vous joignant à notre équipe, vous contribuerez activement à la réussite croissante de nos produits de création de contenu numérique de pointe utilisés dans les domaines du cinéma, de la télévision, des jeux, et plus encore.

En tant que Développeur(se) de logiciels au sein de

l’équipe d’animation Maya

, vous contribuerez aux améliorations des fonctionnalités des logiciels principaux ainsi qu’aux outils et flux de travail des artistes. Les projets porteront sur les fonctionnalités d’animation et l’optimisation des performances du logiciel. Vous travaillerez aussi sur les processus graphiques, les concepts de traitement en plusieurs unités d’exécution et des algorithmes évolutifs. Les tâches de développement impliquent une exposition à une grande variété de technologies d’effets visuels et de jeux, d’initiatives source libre (par exemple, USD, AnimX, OTIO), d’intégrations de langages / API (par exemple, Python, C++) et d’infrastructures de développement logiciel.


  • Développer du code d’excellente qualité et collaborer sur des projets de conception technique
  • Travailler avec une équipe agile et interfonctionnelle pour comprendre et affiner les exigences fonctionnelles
  • S’assurer que le nouveau code respecte les normes et les spécifications des fonctionnalités
  • Participer à des révision de code entre pairs
  • Rédiger et tenir à jour des tests automatiques pour garantir la stabilité et la fiabilité du logiciel

Exigences minimales

  • 3 ans + d’expérience de travail en développement de logiciels
  • Capacité à décomposer des problèmes techniques complexes pour améliorer l’expérience de l’utilisateur final
  • Capable de gérer plusieurs projets en même temps et bonne capacité d’adaption
  • Fait preuve de créativité et bonnes capacités analytiques
  • Envie de travailler et de collaborer avec des publics techniques et non techniques
  • Expérience et compétences éprouvées avec des langages de programmation de haut niveau (par exemple, C++) et de script (par exemple, Python)
  • Intérêt pour le développement de logiciels évolutifs et performants, tirant parti de solutions matérielles et logicielles

At Autodesk, we’re building a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture to give more people the chance to imagine, design, and make a better world. Autodesk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. We also consider for employment all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Are you an existing contractor or consultant with Autodesk? Please search for open jobs and apply internally (not on this external site). If you have any questions or require support, contact Autodesk Careers.

Salary is one part of Autodesk’s competitive package. Offers are based on the candidate’s experience and geographic location. In addition to base salaries, we also have a significant emphasis on discretionary annual cash bonuses, commissions for sales roles, stock or long-term incentive cash grants, and a comprehensive benefits package.

With Autodesk software, you have the power to Make Anything. The future of making is here, bringing with it radical changes in the way things are designed, made, and used. It’s disrupting every industry: architecture, engineering, and construction; manufacturing; and media and entertainment. With the right knowledge and tools, this disruption is your opportunity. Our software is used by everyone – from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists. We constantly explore new ways to integrate all dimensions of diversity across our employees, customers, partners, and communities. Our ultimate goal is to expand opportunities for anyone to imagine, design, and make a better world.

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