Research and Development Director / 多媒體實驗室總監

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Position Overview:

Next Animation Studio’s (NAS) NextLab is looking for an R&D Director with strong technical,design, and implementation skills to work on cutting-edge technologies that will push the boundaries of immersive entertainment and animation production. Candidates who understand animation production and are passionate about developing solutions to make animation production faster and more cost-effective are of particular interest. The incumbent will plan and direct all aspects ofNextLab’s research and development technologies and initiatives in consultationwith the CEO. If you can dream it, you should be able to make it!

Responsibilities:

1. Be able to demonstrate and execute expertise in real-time animation, real-time rendering, and 3D computer graphics theory and practice
2. Maintains the studio’s competitive position and profitability by working closely with the production team to develop and implement programs that will help raise production’s overall output quality and efficiency
3. Be ahead of the game – Continuously researches new technologies that align the development function with the goals of the studio
4. Relies on extensive experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals
5. Leads and directs NextLab’s team of software and hardware engineers and builds a strong culture of effectiveness, accountability, and collaboration within the team
6. Represents the studio as a technical thought leader to relevant industries and stakeholders
7. Partner with the business development and sales team to provide clients of NextLab products (i.e. Tomolive, Cloudeye, and Lightstage service) with the best customer support experience
8. Works closely with HR to recruit and retain top talents for the NextLab team
9. Works closely with Finance to manage the budget and do scenario planning as circumstances change

Requirements:

1. 10 years working experience with a minimum of 5 years in a leadership role in the relevant experience managing multi-functional engineering team
2. M.S. in Engineering or Computer Science with a keen understanding of animation production, game engines (i.e. Unity and Unreal), virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality
3. Strong planning, design, and implementation skills
4. Demonstrated proficiency with modern software development and delivery technologies
5. Demonstrated success in driving continuous improvement and reducing waste in software development
6. Proficiency in C/C++ programming on systems, 3D graphic with OpenGL and Direct X, openCV and its feature implementation
7. Knowledge of Android & iOS, especially in graphics and performance
8. Strong communication skills (both written and oral)
9. Proficient in Mandarin and English

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