Full Time Job

Technical Director, Lightspeed


Emeryville, CA 07-25-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

Works with both Lighting and Rendering departments, as well as other departments across the production, to improve quality and efficiency of final renders.

• Assist Lighting department with improving quality of lighting and final renders
• Assists in optimization, including per-shot and show- and studio-wide techniques for improved render efficiency for both time and memory utilization
• Debug/troubleshoot lighting renders
• Monitor rendering trends during the course of production and anticipate issues and suggest solutions
• Seek new methods to approach highest efficiency of td workflow and render farm utilization
• Interface with production, systems, and tools to address technical issues in these overlapping areas

• Must have strong drive to debug and problem solve
• Must have good aesthetic eye for render quality and problem localization
• Customer-service attitude is a must
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required for communicating with the team, management, and other departments
• Must be able to context switch under pressure
• Must be able to work alone and collaboratively with multiple tasks
• Must be a team player
• Must be open to direction and able to embrace change

• Education in computer science, mathematics, engineering, Media Production, or a related field
• Strong familiarity with computer graphics concepts is important
• Skills in the following areas are generally required: Unix or Linux OS, Scripting or Programming in C, C++, Python, or a similar language; CGI tools such as Maya, RenderMan, or Houdini
• Systems administration experience is a bonus

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d52o33-44-197-230-180-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renoinswned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation.