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R&D Engineer - UI
Industrial Light & Magic
San Francisco, CA, USA

Job Number: ILM00407

Industrial Light & Magic has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM is the leading effects facility in the world serving the motion picture, commercial production and attraction industries. Awarded 15 Academy Awards for Best Effects and receiving 19 Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards, ILM has played a key role in 5 of the top 10 worldwide box office hits of all time. Eighteen countries are represented in an artistic and relaxed environment that mingles fine arts degrees with software engineers and traditional animators. ILM's current projects include Transformers, Evan Almighty, Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, and The Spiderwick Chronicles. For more information please visit: www.lucasfilm.com/inside/ and ilm.com/theshow.


This position works with R&D developers and artist user groups to design and develop user interface and workflows. In addition, this position will provide continuing support and refinement based on user feedback. Candidate must have proven experience building effective UI components and conducting usability studies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Gather UI requirements, create mock-ups to help stakeholders visualize the end-product and show the system workflow/layout;
  • Assist with the creative aspects of developing UI components and work closely with other members of the development team to ensure smooth integration of the UI component with other back-end technologies used;
  • Use best practices for UI development so the UI can be extended and updated;
  • Unit test all UI components and work closely with systems integration with all UI testing;
  • Estimate tasks in UI projects for new implementation, optimizations and refactoring.

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of and demonstrated experience in usability studies and GUI design
  • 5+ Years experience designing and developing real widgets and user interfaces
  • Bachelors degree in HCI, Design or related field
  • Experience in C++
  • Must be detail oriented and organized, and possess strong communication skills

To Apply:

If you or someone you know is interested in this position, please visit www.ilm.com or submit a resume directly at www.ilm.com/jobs.html.

Lucasfilm Ltd. and its divisions are Equal Opportunity Employers. Please advise if you need an accommodation for the interview process.

Received: 12-Apr-07