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[UK] Research Engineer, Real-time

published at 13.01.2022 12:24

Location: United Kingdom

Company: Foundry

Relocation Level: none

Remote support for this position: partial

We are a global company with a mission to advance the art and technology of visual experience. We know that creating an inclusive environment that values and encourages different perspectives is critical for our success, and the success of our people. We are learning, listening, and taking action to be better and foster trust in our community. Our goal is to ensure every person working at Foundry feels safe and free to be themselves, to share their ideas or concerns and that there is equal access to opportunities for all.


We are looking for a Research Engineer to work on creating the next generation of real-time tools for Foundry products. The role involves the development of exciting new Virtual Production workflows, which will empower on-set artists and help reduce pipeline friction. This role will mean working with our team to design and implement new virtual production tools while integrating critical technologies like Universal Scene Description (USD) to effectively bridge stages of production.

We are looking for candidates with a strong track record in real-time workflows, a desire to build real-world solutions for artists in the film and visual effects industries, and in-depth experience developing in C++. Applicants should demonstrate a strong understanding of the problem domain and a proven track record in delivering high-quality outcomes.




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The Company.

Foundry develops creative software for the digital design, media and entertainment industries. With a 20-year heritage and a portfolio of award-winning products, Foundry advances the art and technology of visual experience in partnership with creative leaders around the globe.

Clients and partners include major feature film studios and post-production houses such as Pixar, ILM, MPC, Walt Disney Animation, Weta Digital, DNEG, and Framestore as well as automotive, footwear, apparel and technology companies such as Mercedes, New Balance, Adidas and Google. Foundry partners with these companies to solve complex visualization challenges to turn incredible ideas into reality.

The company’s products are used to create breathtaking visual effects sequences on a wide range of feature films, video-on-demand, television and commercials. Foundry software was integral in the making of every VFX Oscar-winning film, award-winning TV shows and commercials for more than a decade.

Founded in 1996, Foundry is headquartered in London, with 300 staff and a presence in the US, China, Japan, Australia and Europe. In 2015, the London Stock Exchange named Foundry one of the “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.” It regularly features in The Sunday Times’ Tech Track as one of Britain’s fastest-growing private technology companies.

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