Technical Director – Animation

Technical Director – Animation

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Job Title: Technical Director – Animation

Status: Fixed-term contract / full-time

Place of Work: Montreal

Start Date: Early 2019

Annual Salary: Experience-based

 

Company Description:

L’Atelier Animation is an animation studio that specializes in the creation of 3D feature and television series.

Founded in Montreal in 2012, L’Atelier has distinguished itself by its choice of highly creative projects to work on and its constantly evolving technological infrastructure.

At its core, L’Atelier is a place of creativity, and the studio prides itself on the talent and audacity of all its passionate artists, technicians and managers.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Technical Director – Animation is mostly responsible for developing front-end tools for the animation department while meeting the prerequisites and deadlines outlined by the animation supervisors. Working under the supervision of the R&D Director, the Technical Director – Animation is the key support person for all technical questions for their department. This position requires strong skills in software development, expertise in one or more programming languages, and the ability to create efficient, solid, and easy-to-maintain code and tools.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or any equivalent degree) in computing, 3D animation, or work experience comparable to said degrees;
  • At least two (2) years of experience in a production, animation, or video game environment, or comparable experience;
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English and French;
  • High understanding of production environments:
    • Object-oriented procedures and programming languages;
    • Large-scale modular digital assets management and version control;
  • Knowledgeable in at least one CG department:
    • Animatic, Layout, Rigging, Animation (Prerequisites: animation and/or rigging)
  • Knowledgeabled in cached geometry / Curve concepts (alembic);
  • Adequate knowledge of production technologies / IT / IS, their methods, practices, and trends;
  • Proficient in the conception of toolkits for the creation of user interfaces;
  • Understand file formatting and data used in animation and VFX:
  • LINUX/UNIX experience (optional);
  • Third-party pipeline integration and plugin development for:
    • MAYA (mandatory)
    • GUERILLA or KATANA (preferred)
    • SHOTGUN / TANK (preferred)
    • RV (preferred)
    • PYTHON Scripting (mandatory)
    • PyQT or PySide (preferred)
    • Revision control system: GIT. (preferred)

Job Title: Technical Director – Animation

Status: Fixed-term contract / full-time

Place of Work: Montreal

Start Date: Early 2019

Annual Salary: Experience-based

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