Position at Industrial Light & Magic
The Pipeline Technical Director is responsible for developing and maintaining the VFX production pipeline, and ensuring it is running smoothly and efficiently. Based within the Pipeline team you will be active in both development projects and artist support. This opportunity is ideal for someone who has Vfx/CGI industry experience and is looking for the next step in their career development.
Required Skills / Competencies:
A clear and concise communicator: ability to keep end users informed of progress and managers informed of requests.
An effective listener: able to engage with and understand artists to discover what their requirements are.
An effective time manager: must be able to prioritize a multitude of requests and not be afraid to ask for help if the path isn’t clear.
Passionate about delivering rigorous follow-through on assigned tasks.
An agile, flexible and quick thinker: this is an energetic, dynamic environment requiring an ability to adapt to rapidly changing requirements.
A creative thinker and innovator: able to devise and employ ingenious solutions to difficult problems.
Strong knowledge of python programming and the Linux environment
Experience developing in C++ or other compiled languages
Experience working with revision control systems and defined coding standards
Experience developing tools and/or plugins within industry software packages such as Maya, Nuke, Houdini or Katana
Experience with Renderman, vray or Arnold
Preferred Skills / Competencies:
Experience with database technologies such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB or Redis
Experience writing RESTful APIs
Experience developing against and/or deploying Amazon Web Services
Knowledge of the standard python packaging and installation tool-chain
VFX, Feature Animation or Episodic production experience
Experience developing on Windows
Education / Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Computing Science or Graphics discipline, or equivalent professional experience
Proven experience in the visual effects or computer animation industries