[Baypiggies] Software Development Engineer in Test @ Pixar Animation Studios

Elizabeth Palmore epalmore at pixar.com
Thu Jan 19 00:12:00 CET 2006

Software Development Engineer in Test
Studio Tools
Pixar Animation Studios
Emeryville, CA

Pixar Animation Studios combines creative and technical artistry to  
create original stories in the medium of computer animation.  Pixar  
has created six of the most successful and beloved animated films of  
all time: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc.,  
Finding Nemo and The Incredibles.  Pixar has won 18 Academy Awards®  
and its six films have grossed more than $3.2 billion at the  
worldwide box office to date.  The Northern California studio will  
release its next film, Cars, on June 9, 2006.

Summary of Job:

Studio Tools' QA Team is looking for an experienced software engineer  
with a passion for quality to participate in the software quality  
assurance efforts for Pixar’s proprietary in house toolset.

This position requires close collaboration with the engineering staff  
to define, develop, execute, and automate API level test plans and  
test cases. Identify and communicate a strategy for API and other  
testing methodologies, review and report on test progress, status,  
and coverage, and meet test completion and delivery milestones that  
you help define. Work closely with development, project management  
and documentation to coordinate testing responsibilities.


• Develop and execute an API testing strategy, using API testing  
methodology and programming language knowledge
• Develop and implement API tests
• Contribute to setting and evaluating milestone criteria such that  
product is released on schedule with high quality
• Design and implement quality processes for a small team of senior  
software developers
• Work closely with the core development teams during all phases of  
the product life cycle
• Evaluate completeness and effectiveness of developer's unit tests


• 5+ years of experience in QA or software development
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
• 3+ years of experience testing C/C++ APIs and complex data structures
• Excellent design and coding skills in C/C++ or Java, and a  
scripting language such as Python or Perl
• Knowledge of QA methodology, processes, and tools
• Direct experience testing software under Unix (e.g., Linux or OSX)
• Self-directed, detail-oriented and patient
• Cross platform development experience is preferred (Macintosh,  
Linux)• Experience with 3D graphics applications is a plus (i.e.,  
• Experience with Objective-C/Cocoa is a plus

Please send a resume AND cover letter to crshonda at pixar.com.

Pixar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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