Backend Services Engineer

Eyeline Studios – Tech Development /
Fixed term /
As a Backend Services Engineer, you will support the team by developing, deploying and maintaining back-end services. You will leverage your extensive knowledge of distributed systems, microservices, containerized build and deployment pipelines to help define best practices and enable other developers to contribute to our suite of service APIs. The ideal candidate is equally comfortable writing RESTful API’s in python as spinning up services in docker containers, and has a strong desire to build useful foundations for other team members to build upon.

Key Responsibilities

    • Architect, design, build and deploy complex services and APIs to be used by other parts of the VFX pipeline and development team
    • Gather requirements across large collaboration efforts that span multiple departments and/or disciplines
    • Write technical briefs and user documentation
    • Partner with software development leadership and pipeline team to identify and schedule tasks

Minimum Qualifications

    • Expert in Python development
    • Experience designing and developing services and API’s in a scalable and maintainable way
    • Familiarity with automated build and deployment systems in Gitlab or similar
    • Hands on experience with Kubernetes or other container orchestration systems
    • Knowledge of SQL and ability to author schemas

Preferred Qualifications

    • Familiarity with VFX Pipelines and production needs
    • Experience with event queuing and consumption services such as Kafka or RabbitMQ
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
$120,000 - $180,000 a year
This salary range is specific to applicants applying to our position in Vancouver, BC. To determine your base salary, we consider your qualifications, skills, and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary outside of this range and will also be dependent on your location.
About Us
Scanline VFX is an award-winning leader in the visual effects industry with 7 studios worldwide, including London, Los Angeles, Montreal, Munich, Seoul, Stuttgart, and Vancouver. Since our beginning in 1989, we strive to set the highest standard of quality in everything we do. Through innovation, we generate solutions for our clients and raise the bar — both within our workplace and throughout our industry.

We look for explorers, people who are willing to go to new places and are open to testing, learning and iterating as they go. We believe great ideas come from everyone, so we actively encourage team members to ask questions and present their ideas.

Eyeline Studios
Eyeline Studios, our virtual production division, is rethinking the future of real-time filmmaking by providing content creators with unmatched flexibility. Learn more.

Powered by Netflix
Netflix’s investment in our pipeline, infrastructure, and workforce allows us to continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in visual effects. In addition to working on projects for Netflix, we continue to work with a variety of long-standing and new clients.

Come as you are
We are committed to ensuring fair and equal treatment of your application. When you apply for a role with us, you will receive consideration based solely on your qualifications.

We will only consider applicants based in British Columbia, or those willing to relocate.