Full Time Job

TV Animation - Pipeline TD

DreamWorks Animation

Glendale, CA 03-12-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Responsibilities

At DreamWorks Animation Television, our Animation Pipeline TD works closely with the Director TV Animation Production and Animation Pipeline Supervisor to develop new tools and processes as well as support existing tools and processes. The Animation Pipeline TD ensures that all work they produce adheres to the studio policies and guidelines.

DreamWorks Animation Television has an exciting new opportunity for an Animation Pipeline TD to join its team. This position is covered by the Animation Guild.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Complete short term and long term tool and software development tasks on schedule
• Coordinate with Production while gathering information that will be used in the development of new tools or new features on existing tools for individual production needs
• Work closely with the Animation Pipeline Supervisor and the Global Visual Effects Supervisor to develop file structure solutions that can be applied across CG shows
• Collaborate with CG department TDs and the Animation Pipeline Supervisor to develop centralized and sustainable pipeline tool solutions
• Provide support to discipline specific TDs. e.g. Lighting, FX, Rigging
• Ensure that software development follows studio policies and guidelines
• Extensive documentation of all tools and processes in the DWTV Pipeline Wiki
• Work closely with the Animation Technology and Software vendors to troubleshoot bugs and feature requests
• Participate and provide feedback in the Biweekly DWTV TD meeting
• Prioritize and manage an extensive list of bugs and feature requests for existing tools and processes
• Provide feedback and progress reports on all assigned tasks during the tasking meeting
• Ability to troubleshoot bugs/error messages reported by our Partner Studios. Bugs from the Partner Studios can be show stopping and require reshuffling your task schedule on a moment's notice
• Work closely with the department Lead and Supervisor to determine long term strategies and standards for the department

Qualifications/Requirements
• Advanced background in Maya or equivalent software package
• Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Python
• Familiarity with the Adobe Suite
• Knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems
• Knowledge of C or C++ preferred
• Excellent organizational skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills and enjoys working in a team environment
• Flexible to changes and able to prioritize and follow through on requests
• Committed to providing great service and support to our in-house and Partner Studio Teams
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Desired Characteristics
• At least 2 years of experience in the television, feature film or gaming industries
• Experience with asset management software, Shotgun preferred
• Experience working with international Partner Studio(s) is a plus
• B.S or M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent preferred

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