Motion R&D Technical Director

Have you ever written and supported technology that connects users in Film/Feature Animation/Games/Software?

Weta Digital are hiring for the Motion R&D Department to service our Motion artists, pipelines, and workflows (Anim, Motion Edit, Facial Motion, Crowds, Previs, and adjacent departments).


  • Strong experience with Maya and/or MotionBuilder
  • Strong scripting abilities in python for Maya
  • Comfortable with troubleshooting/enhancing/refactoring existing code
  • Comfortable with long-term projects and short-term support
  • Strong technical and creative problem solving skills
  • Experience in visual effects, game or software development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication with technical and non-technical users
  • Proactive team player with collaborative development experience
  • Friendly and calm when under pressure
  • Ability to gather requirements and user feedback independently


  • Experience working on a help-desk or as a tutor
  • Experience with C++, QT, PyQt/PySide, JIRA, gitlab
  • Experience with Nuance
  • Experience with Massive
  • Familiarity with unit/integration/regression/acceptance testing
  • Proponent of clean code design patterns

If this sounds like you, apply now!

Location: Wellington - New Zealand