Senior Build Engineer

Weta Digital is seeking a Senior Build Engineer to improve our automated build and release infrastructure. Key aspects of the role include developing standards for building a wide variety of complex C++ and Python projects, and collaborating with engineers from multiple departments to ensure that a common set of best practices is widely adopted. Extensive Python programming experience is a prerequisite, and in-depth experience with a wide range of build systems is required. The ideal candidate will also have a proven track record developing large-scale applications in C++.


  • 3+ years of experience as a build engineer for a large software project.
  • 3+ years of Python programming experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of best practices in automating the building C++ and Python projects.
  • Hands-on experience with a wide variety of build automation frameworks (e.g. make, cmake, Ninja, Waf).
  • Ability to work independently with numerous stakeholders in a customer-oriented production environment.

Desirable experience and skills:

  • A degree in Computer Science or a strong background in software engineering.
  • Experience programming in C/C++ on a large-scale project.
  • Familiarity with Agile development, continuous integration, and automated testing.
  • Experience developing tools for visual effects or animated feature production.
  • Comfortable working in a Linux development environment.

If this sounds like you – please get in touch – we would LOVE to hear from you!

Location: Wellington - New Zealand