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R&D Software Development Intern 


The Academy Science and Technology Council is developing architecture and supporting tools for digital motion picture mastering applications, exploring the effects of new motion picture lighting technologies, and the impact of new technologies on the future of the cinematic experience.

The R&D Software Development Intern position will support various Academy Projects:

  • The intern will gain experience with innovative image processing technologies.
  • The intern will have the opportunity to learn about current trends motion picture production and post-production, and the associated technologies.
  • The intern will have the opportunity to learn about the Academy's Image Interchange Framework.
  • The intern will participate in software prototyping and development


  • Assist in the maintenance of a robust software development and distribution architecture.
  • Assist in the creation of image processing algorithms and software tools.
  • Assist in prototyping software solutions for motion picture capture, post-production, and display technologies as they relate to enhancing cinematic experience.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • Enrolled in an accredited Bachelor or Master university degree program in Computer Engineering, Computer Science.
  • Interns should have at least one semester left before they earn their degree.
  • A keen interest in motion picture technology and motion picture production workflows.
  • Interest in computer vision, computational photography, computer graphics, image processing, and software development.
  • Deep knowledge of programming methodologies and algorithm development.
  • Experience applying the principals of linear and nonlinear systems, inferential statistics, regression analysis, and matrix algebra.
  • Highly Proficiency with writing platform independent software using the C++, C, or Java programming languages.
  • Experience using Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Knowledge of Object Orientated programming concepts and languages
  • Experience with the Cmake build system
  • Experience developing software for mobile platforms including iOS and Android
  • Proficiency with Linux and Mac OS X terminal environments, unix shells (bash, zsh, csh, etc), shell scripting, and scripting languages such as AWK, SED, Perl, and Python.
  • Experience with Mathworks Matlab helpful.
  • Experience with GPU programming using Cuda or OpenCL.
  • Experience using Git version control and Github.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as with others and perform as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Work may involve lifting boxes weighing up to 50 lbs and accessing boxes from tall shelving
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position R&D Software Development Intern  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 3/29/2017  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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