Full Time Job

Technical Director, Global Technology


Emeryville, CA 02-17-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

• Work with creative and technical leads to develop, debug, or extend programs for feature film production in areas such as:
• Digital models
• Digital shaders
• CGI effects
• Production pipeline software
• Ensure that the result functions in accordance with specifications, including, where applicable, performance, user interface, aesthetics, and robustness
• Review and revise the result with the Director and the creative or technical lead
• Maintain and enhance completed results. Provide technical support to users. Produce author related documentation

• A good understanding of 3D computer graphics theory and practice is required
• An understanding of composition, physical motion, weight, balance, texture and form is required
• Strong programming skills in the UNIX/Linux environment are required. Experience with scripting languages, especially Python, or high-level languages such as C++, is required
• Experience with CGI production packages such as Maya, Houdini and RenderMan is required
• Education in computer science, mathematics, physics, architecture, or engineering is preferred
• Experience with film, games, or other graphics production experience is preferred
• Good written and verbal communication skills are required
• Must be able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
• Must be open to direction and able to embrace change

Company Profile

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