Full Time Job

Technical Director


Emeryville, CA 07-28-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

Technical Director, Lightspeed


• Assists Lighting department with improving quality of daily, lighting, and final renders
• Assists in optimization, including per-shot, per-sequence, and show- and studio-wide techniques for improved render efficiency for both time and memory utilization
• Tests/Debugs/Troubleshoots lighting renders
• Monitors rendering trends during the course of production and anticipates issues and suggests solutions
• Seeks new methods to approach highest efficiency of td workflow and render farm utilization
• Interfaces with production, systems, and tools to address technical issues and expand creative reach in these overlapping areas

• Desire to debug and problem solve
• Strong aesthetic eye for render quality and problem localization
• Exceptional customer-service background: positive, upbeat, friendly demeanor
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required for communicating with a variety of positions, leadership and otherwise, within the studio
• 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, Katana, Nuke, or Houdini
• Systems administration experience preferred, but not required

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.