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Senior Effects Technical Director


Vancouver, BC 04-05-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Position Summary

This posting is an opportunity to submit your resume for future consideration; this is not a role that is open at this time. We anticipate this role may be open in the future, but we are not actively hiring for the position. If you would like to be considered for this potential role, please submit your resume. If the role becomes available, you may receive an email or call from a recruiter.

This role is considered Hybrid, which means the employee will work 2-3 days onsite at a Company designated location and occasionally from home.

The Senior Effects TD operates independently to generate FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems for feature film visual effects. The Senior Effects TD also completes lighting, rendering and moderate-level compositing of complex shots with guidance from their supervisors.

What You'll Do
Design and create FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems
Light complex/multiple elements; communicates status of shots to supervisors and Production
Provide accurate time estimates for shotwork
Hand off elements to other departments i.e. comp and rendering teams
Present shot work in dailies; attend dailies and other department meetings
Mentor junior effects artists
Data management of shots including clean up
Special projects as needed

What We're Looking For
At least 5 years relevant professional VFX experience and at least a college level diploma in computer graphics, fine arts, design, or photography, or related field; OR at least 7 years relevant professional VFX experience in lieu of education.
Demonstrates an excellent aesthetic eye
Exhibits strong teamwork and interdisciplinary thinking
Production pipeline experience
Strong communication and follow-through
Ability to work under pressure and deadlines
Experience with either Maya, 3DS Max, Houdini, or similar software
Basic understanding of the physics of simulation
Linux and scripting ability in Python
Advanced simulation experience with either Houdini, Maya, 3DS Max or other software, and the ability to write expressions


The hiring range for this position in Vancouver is C$122,400 to C$149,300 per year based on a 40-hour work week. The amount of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A full range of medical, financial, and/or other variable pay or benefits, may be offered dependent on the level and position offered.

This position is with ILM (Vancouver) Inc., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rj0jj0-44-200-86-95-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $122,400 to $149,300 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

Lucasfilm is among the world’s leading entertainment service companies, a pioneer in visual effects and sound across multiple mediums, and is home to the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.