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Senior Software Developer – Platform

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  • Full Time
  • Paris

Technicolor Creative Studios

Company Description

Technicolor Creative Studios is a creative technology company providing world-class production expertise driven by one purpose: The realization of ambitious and extraordinary ideas. Home to a network of award-winning studios, MPC, The Mill, Mikros Animation and Technicolor Games, we inspire creative companies across the world to produce their most iconic work.

Our global teams of artists and technologists’ partner with the creative community across film, television, animation, gaming, brand experience and advertising to bring the universal art of storytelling to audiences everywhere.
Job Description

This is a senior software role that contributes across the Technicolor portfolio by architecturing and implementing technology that pushes the boundaries of the Mikros Platform, to meet the needs of our users and the wider business.

You will draw on your skills and experience to both extract and modernize the Platform for use by Mikros Animation, Technicolor companies, and to maintain ongoing used. You will focus on developing services and APIs that encapsulate the business logic of the Platform, in areas such as File Management, Farm Management, Software Environment Management, Asset Management and Automation. You will be building internally facing interfaces to our platform and production data.

The Platform team has a broad scope and diverse user group. While there is some expectation of the role to work across multiple aspects of the platform (building features, fixing bugs, general enhancements), some developers do specialize and focus on specific subject areas. This may happen immediately, or after some time having gained familiarity with many areas of the platform.

Primary Responsibilities

Shape the development, implementation and design of the Platform and build workflows, tools, and support their integration
Work with your colleagues to develop features, fix bugs, and define new services from start to finish.
Work with projects across the world in Mikros Animation and with the larger TCS VFX and Advertising businesses to provide solutions and guidance for their pipelines
Contribute to developer facing or user facing documentation as applicable.
Operate as a domain specialist and point person for multiple teams or projects when applicable.
Taking responsibility for code quality, always leaving projects in better state than before you started work.
Provide some level of operational support for the Platform as required.
Work with the project manager and stakeholders to establish requirements and report progress.
Mentor more junior team members, and share and grow with your peers
Produce documentation and support users in the maintenance phase, and contribute to demonstration during exploratory phases
Builds and maintain relationships with internal clients (CG Supervisors, Lead Artists etc.)


Essential Skills:

Essential skills are those you have matured professionally, or have been practicing personally for a length of time and can demonstrate achievements in (e.g. personal repository, demos etc.)

5+ years in a Software Developer role (creative industry preferred)
Technical STEM Degree, or equivalent applied knowledge
Substantial Knowledge of a software programming language (Python preferred)
Modern Software Architecture skills
Able to work in a multi-cultural, multi-site large organization
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work in a structured development environment (Version Control, Issue tracking, task tracking etc.)

Desirable Skills:

Desirable skills are advantageous, but not strictly necessary.
We don’t expect candidates to tick ALL the boxes, but if you have any of the following in any combination they will be highly regarded. If you don’t, a keen interest in learning more on the job about some combination will be important.

Understanding of CI/CD best practices and advocate for their use and improvement.
An understanding of the Virtual Production space within the creative industries
Knowledge of Python packages and frameworks such as Flask, PyQt, PyMySQL, etc.

An interest in the architectural perspective – contributing to architectural decisions and other technical documentation.
Experience of Agile and lean methodologies, and an interest in process improvement in these areas.
Comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment where requirements change.
Able to present technical concepts to a broad audience with varying level of technical understanding.
Experience working with large, legacy code bases; from maintenance and refactoring through to end-of-life support.
An awareness of security and keeping content secure.