As a Pipeline Technical Director (Pipeline TD), you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the tools, software and workflows used on our award-winning VFX, Stereo and Feature Animation shows. You will be providing face-to-face technical support and assistance to artists and production teams, as well as developing new tools and scripts - predominantly in Python - to meet the specific show requirements.
Our talented Pipeline TDs are highly technical and demonstrate an aptitude for creative problem solving. You will be regularly required to:
Provide technical advice and support for artists
Collaborate with R&D developers and senior production supervisors to develop specific new Python tools and workflows
Contribute to the development and constant improvement of the DNEG pipeline
Ensure requests for new tools are connected with company strategy
Troubleshoot complex production problems in Blackmagic's Fusion, Foundry's Nuke as well as Adobe's Premiere and other editorial tools.
Our Pipeline TDs not only produce excellent work, they are also inspirational mentors and coaches to the more junior members of the Pipeline team. This ranges from formal guidance - generating tutorials and teaching materials - to informal mentoring on a day-to-day basis, and you will be supported in this role by our Pipeline Supervisors.
Above all, you will be at the center of some of the most exciting VFX, Stereo and Animation work on projects ranging from blockbuster epics to television dramas, working with some of the most talented individuals in the industry. You will be in a fantastic position to develop your leadership skills and enhance your skills as a tool developer in a collaborative, show-facing environment.Skills and Requirements
Previous experience in Visual Effects or related industry
Excellent Python and Linux skills
Solid understanding of the Visual Effects pipeline
Experience in developing tools for compositing DCC packages such as Fusion or Nuke
Working knowledge of PyQT and or PySide
Must have a willingness to learn new tools, proven ability to be detail-oriented and to work efficiently within a production environment
Excellent problem-solving skills including the ability to work under tight deadlines
Good written and oral communication skills including strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to work in a team environment and take direction
Nice to Have
A degree in a related field
Experience with source control systems and team development
Knowledge of Filemaker, MySql and/or equivalent database a plus