Bolingbrook, IL

We are L3DFX. We create some of the entertainment industry's most exciting scenic, theming, props, and special effects. If you've ever marveled at the works of a theme park, major motion picture, or entertainment center this is the job for you!

We are looking for a detail oriented and resourceful person who can take a hands-on approach with projects. You're going to be elbow deep in some creative and dynamic work. We are currently looking for an energetic, innovative, Programmer with experience working in a fast-paced environment. This team member must be a problem solver and must be ready to jump in immediately.

Job Summary: The Programmer will develop, create, and modify software for use with electronics to create interactive experiences for the entertainment industry.

Duties/Responsibilities: *Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Programs electronics, motors and robotics using embedded software, ideally Arduino or similar micro-controllers. (Arduino, C++, Python, Javascript, HTML/CSS, Java)
  • Creates source code, edits, debugs and implements software to control a desired effect.
  • Collects information on project specifications, performance requirements, and known capabilities and limitations.
  • Reviews and modifies existing software to improve performance, correct errors, and conform with compatibility requirements of deployed hardware.
  • Determines feasibility of proposed application modifications or design, ensuring the needs and requirements of the user will be met within time and cost requirements.
  • Designs programs to meet the project requirements, collaborating with applicable team members including.
  • Possess a working Familiarity with IoT and Show Control Protocols: MQTT, DMX, OSC, MIDI, ArtNET
  • Develops testing and validation procedures; compiles relevant documentation.
  • Trains, or provides training documentation to users.
  • Troubleshooting system errors.
  • Creating and Managing database systems to maintain code for easy access and update.
  • Possess ability to use basic shop tools for prototype boards, and basic electrical troubleshooting
  • Provides tech support to installation teams and/or clients.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software to create reports and documentation.

Education and Experience:

  • Background in Themed Entertainment preferred, but suitable experience from Automation, Show controls or Live Show entertainment also acceptable.
  • Experience with show control hardware a bonus, but not required.
  • Experience with robotics and animatronics a bonus, but not required
  • Experience with lighting controls / programming a bonus, but not required
  • Familiar with PCB Design in Eagle CAD or similar
  • Basic CAD in Solidworks (preferred), AutoCAD or Fusion360