Lead Technical Director

Lead Technical Director

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Type: Full Time

As Lead TD, he is responsible for the work of the TD Team. He established, in cohesion with the Head of CG and the Department Supervisor, the working methods for his team, taking into account the requirements of the pipeline, both technical and philosophical, present and future. He supervises, guides and develops his team and acts as a mentor.

Responsibilities :

  • Submit training proposals to the supervisor (documentation, training, R&D, pipeline tools)
  • To maintain a high standard of quality of the work delivered by its team at the technical, taking into consideration the vision and the orientations of the Head of CG and Department Supervisors
  • Maintain a constant discussion with the Head of CG and the Department Supervisors and have their approval before implementing new documentation, training and procedures
  • Set up processes, create tools by specialty (eg Dailies, Tech-checks scripts, Trainings, Turntables) that contribute to and facilitate the achievement of the objectives of the team
  • Test the tools before their integration, and integrate a good documentation
  • Maintain knowledge up to date and be on the lookout for the latest technological advances in order to establish methods/approaches that allow to have a long-term vision
  • Create and maintain an abundant, clear and simple documentation of the speciality to facilitate the integration of new artists and remind former employees the methods and procedures (video training)
  • Maintain a constant communication with the Department Supervisor, give feedback, inform
  • Ocasionally, participate in other mandates delegated by the Head of CG (Recruitment, evaluations, etc.)

Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Computer Visualization, or Computer Animation required or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in the management of a team
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a VFX studio
  • 3+ years of pipeline development experience
  • Experience with Python scripting. C++ programming experience, an asset
  • Experience with Maya
  • Experience with Shotgun, Houdini and Katana, an asset
  • A good understanding of Linux Operating System
  • Proven debugging, development testing, and problem solving abilities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be able to motivate and lead teams
  • Calm and dependable under pressure and working in tight deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize production needs and task
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