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Software Engineer, LD&L

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Recruiter: Foundry
Listed on: 26th August
Location: London
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Mari and Katana are a single operational unit that develops state-of-the-art Look Development and Lighting tools for artists to create awe-inspiring textures and lighting.

Mari® is a powerful 3D painting tool that scales to meet the needs of even the most complex projects and pipelines. Favoured throughout the VFX and Animation industries, Mari enables artists to create hundreds of high-resolution texture maps using our unique projection-based painting system that fully supports and streamlines workflows from start to finish regardless of whether your asset contains one UDIM, ten or thousands. Mari is accessible to artists from all backgrounds, offering both non-destructive layer and nodegraph systems which enable artists to quickly create the look they want with full control over how it is created.

Katana® is a highly efficient, collaborative look development and lighting solution that gives you the creative scope and scalability to meet the needs of today's most demanding CG-rendering projects. Equally suited to both short and long-form animation and VFX projects, Katana's unique design lets you work with massive scenes and high volumes of shots; easily reuse looks; and make revisions without repeating scene setup work, so you can spend more time achieving higher quality results.


We are looking for a C++ and Python Developer who takes pride in their craft and remains enthusiastic when tackling development challenges. You're detail-oriented, a problem-solver, structured, and focused. You have good communication skills, are a great teammate, and are always passionate about delivering a strong end product.

With mentorship from the Lead Engineer, you will join a scrum team of approximately 5 people and work together with them to develop new features, resolve bugs and solve customer issues in the LD&L suite of products. You will join the rest of the team in the breakdown and estimation of features.


  • Bachelor-level degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Commercial Experience (> 3 years) of modern programming practises (e.g. OOP, BDD, TDD, Code Review)
  • Strong C++ including C++11 skills
  • Strong Python development skills
  • Experience of cross-platform development across Linux and Windows
  • Good communication skills, well organised, good time management
  • Experience of breaking down customer workflows into technical designs and requirements
  • Experience with code review processes and tools (e.g Git)


  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension scheme & life assurance
  • Health cash plan & medical insurance,
  • Season ticket loan
  • Company's social events
  • Gym Discounts
  • Anniversary day off
  • Flexible working
  • Learning & development plans
  • Foundry's discount & saving scheme

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.

Contact Name: Foundry
Reference: TJ/8978/2F8B73A4D2
Job ID: 2972034

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