5+ years professional software development experience in Python
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent problem-solving skills and self sufficiency
Past experience as a 3D artist
Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent
Experience with tooling for Maya & Katana
Experience with Arnold is a plus
Experience in VFX industry
The Lead Pipeline Technical Director is responsible for leading the Studio’s Pipeline team in the the development, deployment, and support of the local studio projects and Global Pipeline. The Pipeline Lead does this in conjunction with the Global Pipeline Supervisor, Studio Supervisor and departmental Leads. This requires strong communication, organizational skills, and critical problem solving all while designing robust code and tools, displaying extensive experience and knowledge of 3D DCC applications and their related APIs, and maintaining and adhering to the expectations and decisions of the Studio and the Global Pipeline team.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Assists in the planning, design, and implementation of a standardized pipeline for visual effects production for television and film.
Leads a team of Show/Department TDs, Pipeline TDs and Pipeline Developers responsible for deploying, configuring, and supporting the standardized pipeline.
Collaborate with the Global Pipeline’s Show/Department TDs, Pipeline TDs and Pipeline Developers to troubleshoot problems and implement solutions that are directly related to the Studio.
Works with the Supervisors and Leads to ensure that the project pipeline meets the needs of the Studio yet diverges as little as possible from the Global Pipeline.
Communicates with IT, Producers and Supervision to ensure adequate support coverage to meet the demands of all active and future projects.
Acts as a point of contact for Supervisors and Production Management to resolve pipeline and workflow issues that are affecting artists and shows.
Delegate and prioritize pipeline tickets for the Studio Pipeline team to adhere to the needs and expectations of Production Management, Supervision and the Global Pipeline Supervisor.
Mentor, educate and enrich the Studio’s Show/Department TDs, Pipeline TDs and Pipeline Developers by informing them and demonstrating proper technical standards, efficient and effective code development as well as constructive code feedback.
Architects technical solutions which are sustainable, robust, flexible and work without constant interventions of pipeline personnel.