Pipeline Technical Director

Pipeline Technical Director

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Type: Contract
Activities:
PIPELINE TD
Place:
Montreal
Description

Pipeline Technical Directors are responsible for writing and maintaining tools for use on high end visual effects films. Pipeline TDs are required to work closely with the CG Supervisor, department Leads and Lead Pipeline TD.

Responsibilities:
  • Writing pipeline tools and further developing the pipeline for use across Framestore shows
  • Working in collaboration with the CG Supervisor and end users to determine the best solutions
  • Once a solution has been agreed then ensure that it addresses end user and show requirements as briefed
  • Maintaining of tools including troubleshooting and optimisation
  • Thorough documentation of all development and updating as necessary
  • Ongoing research to recommend improvements to workflows in order to improve productivity or communication
Essential Skills:
  • Excellent Python, Maya and Linux skills
  • Experience developing for a 3D application such as Maya or Houdini
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • The ability to prioritise production needs and tasks
  • Detail orientated with a strong ability to multi-task
  • A good understanding of the entire visual effects process, from shooting through to compositing
  • A general understanding of networking and performance issues that arise with automated tools
Desirable Skills:
  • Experience developing for other applications such as Nuke
  • Visual effects production experience
  • A degree in Computer Science
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