Full Time Job

Head Of Simulation


Bengaluru, India 10-24-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

At Technicolor, we unite artistry and creativity with technology and innovation to create extraordinary experiences for audiences everywhere. Our award-winning visual effects studios, MPC Film, Mill Film and MR. X work with the world's most imaginative storytellers, to help create out of this world experiences. Film and Episodic Visual Effects (FEV) is the group which combines these brands to help leverage our knowledge and experience across the globe

The Head of Department is responsible for day-to-day operations and long-term strategic management of the department.

The Simulation Team comprises of Crowd, FX and TechAnim (Character FX). This is a unique opportunity to drive cohesion within these departments through innovation and knowledge sharing.

Primary Responsibilities

Managing the team
• Manage the training and integration of new artists into the existing team in accordance with the global needs of the business
• Recruiting and casting of the Leads
• Cast and assign appropriate teams to the various projects, balancing the financial, technical and creative considerations of the task
• Nurture creative vision and technical ability, while ensuring balanced personal and professional development
• Assess performance of the team through appraisals (formal as well as informal), and manage career growth and promotions within the wider considerations of the company

Strategy and technical development
• Drive a compelling strategy and vision for the future of the department
• Keep up to date with industry developments and tools
• Ensure the department remains relevant in an ever changing global industry
• Propose and oversee the development of new tools, workflows or techniques as required for successful and efficient delivery of shows
• Monitor workflow and techniques used in the team
• Collaborate with other department Heads to design workflows between their teams
• Report on workflows to the Head of Creative Operations

Show planning, maintenance and delivery
• Work with the lead artists, supervisors and show production to bid or plan shots, and ensure the project methodologies, quality and schedule expectations are consistent and achievable
• Work with show teams to plan for future challenges and problem solve current issues
• Assist other artists, departments and supervisors solve issues as they arise during production, delegating work where necessary
• Create good communication channels with other departments, show production and senior management to ensure complex information is disseminated appropriately
• Ensure that work is delivered to FEV's global standards, on time and on budget


Technical Knowledge/Skills
• A strong technical background within Crowd, TechAnim and/or FX is essential
• Proven leadership and management experience in a leading visual effects company or associated industry
• Up-to-date knowledge of VFX tools and emerging technologies
• Strong technical understanding of CG pipelines and the ability to develop efficient workflows related to the department.
• Advanced skills within Maya and Houdini
• Understanding real time visualization tools, knowledge of Unity is a plus

• Excellent communication and negotiation skills
• Strong work ethic
• Strong attention to detail
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
• Exercise patience, problem-solving and mediation skills
• Ability to cope with stressful situations and conflict with composure
• Ability to work in an inclusive and diverse organization
• Strong creative ability and flair
• Strong sense of aesthetic
• Excellent team building skills
• Strong business acumen
• Understanding of financial impacts of business decisions

Company Profile

Technicolor is home to the world's premiere portfolio of visual effects brands, services, and creative innovations. With locations that span the globe, and service offerings tailored to the specific creative and storytelling needs of each project, we power premium content. Our diverse family of VFX brands includes: MPC, The Mill, MR. X, Mikros MPC Advertising, and Technicolor VFX. Each studio has their own unique approach to help storytellers create out of this world experiences.