Shader Writer
Bardel Entertainment
Vancouver, BC
Bardel is currently recruiting for a talented Shader Writer to work collaboratively with our Emmy award winning studio team. The Shader Writer is responsible for writing shaders in Open Shading Language (OSL) for our shader library as well as working on other look-development tools used in production with our physically-based ray tracer. Production support of shows and departments will also be part of the Shader Writer's responsibilities.

What you will be doing:
Designing and architecting Rendering & Shading technologies
Writing Arnold shaders and tools
Integrating new rendering technologies within Clarisse and Katana
Translating production requests into technical implementation
Working in conjunction with supervisors, TDs and artists to ensure images can be created to the highest standard
Collaborate on best practices and work to remediate workflow inefficiencies
Problem solving in a dynamic environment to produce high quality, easy to maintain code
Production support of above shaders and tools in an urgent and timely fashion
Perform other Ad Hoc tasks as required

What you bring with you:
Strong knowledge of current Shading & Rendering technologies
Fluency in C, C++ and Python
Experience with a shading language/shader API (OSL, BXDF, RIS, RSL, GLSL, Arnold, Mantra, etc)
Minimum 3 years previous VFX or Animation Pipeline experience
Experience with volumetric shading and rendering in Arnold
Experience with CUDA based real-time renderers is an asset
A university degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar field
Experience with Git and Github, various build and CI systems
Experience developing on Linux
Excellent problem-solving and communication skills
Experience testing code and ability to create clear documentation
Ability to develop code independently or as part of a team
Flexible and able to work in a frequently changing environment
Why work at Bardel?

We've got great people here, and for good reasons. Bardel offers a generous benefit package, regular social events and ongoing development opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on prominent and exciting industry projects. You will collaborate with other influential, career-minded creative professionals from around the world, and have the opportunity to grow in your career.

What we want to see in your application:
Tell us why YOU are the person for the position and how you meet the position's criteria. Forward us your current resume and samples of your work (eg. a link to your website or reel – don't hesitate to show off a little!).

How to apply:
Please visit our website at to apply.

Thank YOU!

We thank all applicants who express an interest in being part of the Bardel team. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions received, we will only be in touch with those that are a compelling match for one of our current openings.