Pipeline Supervisor - The Embassy (Vancouver, Canada)

We are currently looking for a permanent full-time Pipeline Supervisor to join our team.

The Pipeline Supervisor is responsible for monitoring, maintaining, developing, and enhancing our pipeline.

Details/Application Portal here: https://the-embassy-vfx-inc.hiringthing.com/job/209478/pipeline-supervisor?s=cw


Work closely with the entire production team and head of IT to ensure that the pipeline meets the needs of the company as a whole.

Manage, prioritize, review, and resolve tickets related to pipeline issues and needs.

Drive the design, implementation, and evolution of the pipeline.

Perform ad-hoc research and development for show specific and studio-wide tools.

Assist with troubleshooting and resolving any problems with farm management.

Ensure the unimpeded flow of data throughout the pipeline.


A great positive attitude!

Able to work well under stressful situations and with minimal supervision;

Able to clearly communicate technical information to non-technical personnel;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

Consistently produces a high quality of work in deadline-oriented environments;

5+ years of experience in a VFX/animation pipeline role or related role;

Expert knowledge of Python;

Expert knowledge of relational databases (MySQL/Postgres);

Expert knowledge in DCC software scripting and plugin development (Maya/Houdini/Nuke);

Experience with building C/C++ libraries, tools, and plugins from scratch;

A deep understanding of Linux, OS X, user environments, and shell scripting;

A deep understanding of MVC patterns for UI development;

Maintain relationships with software vendors;

Experience with ORMs (SQLAlchemy);

Experience with license server management (rlm, flexlm);

Experience with render managers and distributive computing environments;

Experience with the Shotgun API;

Experience with open source tools (OCIO, OIIO, Alembic, USD, VFX reference platform);

Experience with rez is a plus;

Experience with static analysis tools is a plus;

Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field;

A constant drive to learn and improve yourself as well as the pipeline.

Who We Are

The Embassy is an independent creative studio with expertise in visual effects and production. Located in the heart of Vancouver’s Digital District we work with global production companies, agencies and brands, in film, television and advertising.

What We Do

We provide an integrated approach to visual effects production from concept to delivery including design, direction & post-production. With over 15 years experience creating best in class visual effects we utilize cgi, animation, motion graphics and compositing to create compelling imagery.

Award Winning

We have crafted award-winning visual effects for the world’s most recognized brands and film franchises. Our work has received accolades including Oscar nominations and numerous VES, Cannes, D&AD, Clio & ADCC awards.

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