Digital Domain in LA/Vancouver and Montreal is hiring.
Interested, send your resume to [email protected]
Purpose of the job:
Pipeline Technical Directors are responsible for improving the overall efficiency of the facility-wide production pipeline. They design, implement, and manage tools that assist the digital artists with their daily use of both third party and in-house software and systems. Pipeline TDs work with peers and supervisors to craft novel tools, techniques, and procedures to aid the execution of current projects and advance the capabilities of the Facility.
The role requires strong technical and communication skills, as well as a firm understanding of software design, graphics, and production work. The Pipeline Animation TD focuses efforts on the tool set in and around the Animation Department.
Work with animation artists to troubleshoot and fix problems
Work with other TDs and artists to help design and craft tools to be integrated into Digital Domain’s
existing pipeline. These tools will be created using a combination of custom and commercial Python and
C++ APIs, with a focus on Maya, our primary animation platform.
Work with Animation Department Representatives to augment their work flows and tool sets to achieve
goals set forth by Department and Technology Leadership
Work with the Global Pipeline Supervisor and Global Production Technology Supervisor to assure that
approaches comport with the overall Technology goals of the company
Craft and update documentation for relevant tools, techniques and workflows
Education and/or Experience Required:
3+ years experience as an Animation Technical Director
Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent work experience
Practical knowledge of Python required, knowledge of PySide/PyQt a plus
Expert in Maya
Proficiency in Maya’s Python and C++ APIs
Experience with Nuke and/or Houdini a plus