[Baypiggies] Python web job at Lucasfilm

Dave Peticolas dave at krondo.com
Wed Nov 26 03:42:42 CET 2008

Software Engineer (Web Technologies)


Lucasfilm is seeking a software engineer with strong Python skills to
develop applications for an existing proprietary content management
system.  This CMS, known as LOIS, stores technical documentation
authored and for use by artists, engineers, and producers at
Industrial Light + Magic, Lucasfilm Animation, Lucasfilm Animation
Singapore, and LucasArts.  It is Lucasfilm's internal hub for sharing
and leveraging cutting-edge proprietary tools and techniques.

This position will offer the opportunity to discover, develop, and
expand knowledge-sharing systems in a dynamic, diverse, and
collaborative environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Design and develop Python applications to expand and enhance the
   functionality of LOIS.

* Design and implement interfaces to optimize the authoring and
   reading of documentation.

* Develop interfaces for personalized data consumption.

* Develop features for streaming video content.

* Solicit user feedback to inform development decisions.

* Research and recommend new technologies to make system improvements.

* Integrate various software applications including open-source and
   internally developed applications.

* Interact with authors and users to support best practices and solve
   technical issues.

* Respond to system errors and failures.

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

* 4-5 years minimum development experience with Python, UNIX, DOM,
   HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

* Python Web frameworks are a big plus: Django, TurboGears, Pylons,
   mod_python, mod_wsgi, etc.

* Javascript Frameworks a plus: jQuery, YUI, dojo, etc.

* Familiarity with Linux, Mac, PC.

* Strong knowledge of cross browser compatibility.

* Relational database experience (Oracle, Postgresql and SQL) preferred.

* Knowledge of content management principles and their application to
   content collection, management and publication.

* Proven experience with information design.

* Bachelor's degree or above in Computer Science preferred.

* Exceptional writing, editing, planning, and organizational skills
   strongly preferred.

* Ability to work effectively with little supervision, and focus
   project efforts to hit milestones.

* Strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively communicate and
   contribute in a team environment.

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